Turin has been the chocolate heart of Europe since the 17th century, where the first hot chocolate, chocolate houses and chocolate spread were invented.
The shortage of cocoa due to the Napoleonic war pushed the Piedmontese chocolate makers to be creative and experiment with new textures and flavors. By simply adding the local hazelnut meal to their chocolates, gianduiotto (named after the Commedia dell’Arte character symbol of Turin: Gianduia), the traditional Turin chocolate, was born. [...]
Via Mariano Pallottini