Made with exquisite care by a second-generation master chocolatier, this milk chocolate bar from Guido Gobino is the perfect pick-me-up for any chocolate lover. Carefully selected cocoa beans are refined in-house, then blended with just the right amount of sugar and creamy milk from the Piedmontese Alps for a perfectly balanced milk chocolate bar that’s anything but kid stuff.
Turin’s history as Italy’s chocolate capital goes all the way back to the 16th century. It was here that chocolate was first introduced to Italians when Duke Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy brought some of the newly arrived treat home from a visit to Spain, whose explorers had just brought cacao over from the Americas. The curious new food quickly became a fashionable treat, and master candy makers in the area soon began perfecting their own recipes for chocolate confections. Since then, Italian chocolate lovers have flocked to the area, where artisan chocolatiers continue to source the finest ingredients from across Italy and the world to make their sweet confections.
In 1964, Giuseppe Gobino took his experience as a cocoa refiner to the candy business, establishing an artisan chocolate shop in Turin, the capital of the Piedmont region. Today, his son Guido carries on his legacy of excellence. Aside from the chocolate, which is carefully selected from Central and South America, every ingredient in their products is purely Italian. The raw cacao beans are roasted and processed in their own state-of-the-art facility, as are the hazelnuts they source directly from local farmers. Milk comes from Piedmontese dairy farmers, and even the sugar is from Italian beets. Every step of the chocolate-making process is managed by hand to ensure the highest quality in every bite.