Sunday, March 13, 2016

Info about, for or on Italian chocolate (cioccolato) makers


Here are some links about, for or on Italian chocolate (cioccolato) makers:

        • Three Best Italian Chocolatiers – "The story of chocolate in Italy has the glamour of court life, the ring of horse hooves beating fast on cobbled street, the dim lights and wooden panelling of the first cioccolaterie. Chocolate arrived in the country with the Spaniards, who brought it from the New World into Modica, which they ruled; with the Venetians, who, always open to trade and new influences, started serving and drinking it in the city’s cafes; and, perhaps most of all, with the Savoy family—Duke Emanuele Filiberto who brought to Turin both his court and the precious cocoa beans, his son Carlo Emanuele I, who served hot chocolate at his wedding feast, and his grand-daughter-in-law Madama Reale, who granted the first chocolate making licence to a Turinese confectioner, Giò Antonio Ari. From Turin, Venice and Modica it spread across the rest of the country. But while Italy still has a reputation for making one of the world’s best hot chocolate—thick, intensely scented, deeply dark—the later tradition of making artisanal bars and bonbons has somewhat been overshadowed during the years by the many industrial products that came out of the country. Which is a shame because Italy does have some excellent chocolatiers and chocolate makers (and if you are wondering what the difference is: chocolate makers make chocolate from scratch, chocolatiers don’t). It is one of the European countries that spearheaded the campaign for pure chocolate—the one that is made with cocoa butter, with no vegetable oil additions. It also has some indigenous recipes—gianduiotti in Piedmont, cioccolato modicano in Sicily—which are unique in the world. There are many great artisans worth knowing—Tuscany alone has a valleyful of them, including Andrea Slitti, who was named Italy’s best chocolatier in 2008—but here are three of the very best you really should try." – Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 13:48 – Carla Passino – "ABOUT US"  – Source: italy magazine – "Everything Italy. Authentically Italian."
        • 5 Popular Italian Chocolate Makers – "Calling all children, teenagers, men and women, young people or seniors: YOU have to try Italian chocolate! You’ve heard that Italian cuisine is special, you know the dishes are delicious, the taste is superb, but have you ever had the chance to try the chocolates? Like most Italian cuisine, its chocolate involves all senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, and makes an experience as well-worth remembering as that trip to the Colosseum (or at least the panino you had on the way!). Here at Select Italy, we came up with our choice of the most popular and globally recognized Italian chocolates. Read on, we offer a little taste of the world of Italian chocolate" – October 15, 2014 – "About Select Italy" – Source: Found in the Espresso – "Your Daily Dose of Italy" – blog section on Select Italy – "The ULTIMATE SOURCE for travel to ITALY"
        • Italian Chocolate – "A look at the best of Italian chocolate" – Thu, 10/15/2015 - 00:00 – Submitted by Francesca Bezzone – Source: – "is a website that covers multiple aspects of Italian contemporary life and tourism." – "News | Travel | Food & Wines | Culture | Lifestyle | Fashion | Moving to Italy | Learn Italian | Home & Garden | Places"
        • Italian Chocolate Bars & Chocolates – "World Wide Chocolate is pleased to offer Italian Chocolate manufacturers among its collection. We currently are offering L’Artigiano, Venchi, Slitti, Domori, Maglio, and Cuorenero. Choose a chocolate maker from Italy to begin shopping. " – "About Us" – Source: World Wide Chocolate – "Offering the world's gourmet chocolate"
        • Italian chocolate brands – "" – Source: Italian, please! – "Italian culture, language, customs and Italy's impact on civilization" – "BLOG | QUOTES | ITALIAN FOOD | WINE | CARS | CHEESE | ICE CREAM | WATCHES"
        • Italian chocolate makers – "Whilst chocolate may not feature in Tuscany's ancient confectionary tradition, times have changed, so much so that today the area between Pisa and Prato, passing by Monsummano Terme and Agliana, has earned itself the name of "Chocolate Valley." – "Company Info" – Source: italytraveller – "has everything you'll need for an unforgettable travel experience" – "Destinations | Experiences | BudgetHotel Collection"
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        • Amedei – " THE EXCELLENCE IN THE WORLD OF CHOCOLATE" – In English, Italian – Catalog – AMEDEI STORE  – Source: web site
        • Caffarel - "Italian delicacies since 1826" – In English, Italian – Products– Source: web site
        • Ferrero – In English, Italian – Source: Corporate web site 
          • Ferrero Rocher® - "was created from a long family tradition and expertise in crafting chocolate and quality confections. From the toasting of the hazelnuts to the making of the chocolate, Ferrero owns unequalled expertise in the creation of the inimitable Ferrero Rocher recipe." and includes:
            • Confetteria Raffaello - The Raffaello recipe is a unique, harmonious blend of carefully selected ingredients of excellent quality: coconut from the Pacific Islands, white almonds from California and a delightfully smooth cream.
            • FERRORO GOLDEN GALLERY - An exclusive selection of exquisite Ferrero specialties, each individually wrapped to bring you a truly unique taste. 
          • Kinder® - "Welcome to the online home of Kinder. Your partner in raising happy children!" - "Please select your country and enter into Kinder's world" - In multiple languages
          • nutella® - "ABOUT NUTELLA® | INSIDE THE JAR | BE INSPIRED | YOU & UTELLAYOU & NUTELLA® | WHAT'S NEW" – In English, Italian
        • Pernigotti 1860 – In English, Italian – "is an Italian manufacturer of chocolate (its speciality is the production of high quality Gianduiotto, a chocolate-hazelnuts based), nougats, Easter eggs and ice creams. It is one of the oldest and most traditional manufacturers of chocolate and nougat candy in Italy, founded in 1860 in the town of Novi Ligure, Piedmont. In 2013 it was sold to the Toksoz company of Istanbul" – Source: Wikipedia - "The Free Encyclopedia"  – In multiple languages
        • PeruginaIn Italia Only – Perugina USA – In English – Products – Baci Perugina – Source: web site
        • Peyrano® – "Il giusto del cioccolato" –  In English, Italian – "CHOCOLATES | FRUIT JELLIES | GIANDUJOTTI | SPECIALITIES | GIFT BOXES" – Source: web site
        • Venchi 1878 – "Chocolate" –  In English, Italian – "EASTER | SHOP ONLINE | GELATO | COMPANY | STORES"– Source: web site
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        • The Cioccolato di Modica – "("Chocolate of Modica", also known as cioccolata modicana) is an Italian P.A.T. specialty chocolate, typical of the municipality of Modica in Sicily, characterized by an ancient and original recipe that gives the chocolate a peculiar grainy texture and aromatic flavor. The specialty, inspired by the Aztec original recipe for Xocoatl, was introduced in the County of Modica by the Spaniards, during their domination in the southern Italy." – Source: Wikipedia - "The Free Encyclopedia"  – In multiple languages
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