The indulgence of chocolate has been part of Italian life since the 16th century, when an Italian friar brought back cocoa powder from the New World. The varying amounts of bitter and sweet flavors and fillings, from caramel to whipped nougat, are melt-in-your mouth delicious, a perfect Italian dessert.
What are popular Italian chocolate brands?
One of the oldest Italian chocolate brands and most popular brands of chocolates in Italy, Baci Perugina began as a husband-and-wife team that made chocolates together just outside of Perugia, Italy. Perugina offers the iconic Baci kisses, small hazelnut cream chocolates in a gift box that include a love note wrapped inside as well as chocolate bars. Perugina produces chocolates in Italy, but the entire United States fell in love with that brand. For the legendary Pernigotti brand, the magic started in 1882 when the company became the official chocolatier of the Italian royal family. Today, Pernigotti is a favorite Italian chocolate company that is known for its top-rated cocoa powders and candy bars. Vergani is another classic Italian chocolate brand that produces luxurious chocolate truffles and pralines. They are also a proud maker of torrone, a sweet nougat made with whipped egg whites, honey and almonds, often covered in chocolate. Other famous brands include Venchi, started by Silviano Venchi, and Caffarel, founded in the 1800's by Pierre Paul Caffarel. Finally, Modica chocolate is another brand that is only made from the finest cocoa beans.
Where can I buy Italian chocolate online?
Chocolate lovers, rejoice! All of your favorite Italian chocolates are available in one place through Supermarket Italy. Treat yourself to high-quality Italian desserts and sweets made with love and a tradition of excellence. Whether you’re after dark chocolates or milk chocolates, nut pralines or Nutella spread, Supermarket Italy is your headquarters for the sweet life.