Maker Notes: Combining 30% locally grown hazelnuts with cacao from Puerto Cabello – Venezuela, we create a rich semi-sweet Gianduia bar. Gianduja is a soft hazelnut chocolate, smooth and velvety due to the hazelnut oil lowering the melting temperature of the chocolate. The resulting experience is a silken mouth feel and lingering roasted hazelnut flavor.
The original Gianduja came from northern Italy. Legend tells us that cocoa supplies were limited during the Napoleonic Wars so a chocolate maker in the Piedmonte region added roasted hazelnuts to supplement the cocoa, and Gianduja was born.
Awards: Gold 2017 International Chocolate Awards, Gold 2017 Academy of Chocolate