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Italian Happy Hour Kit

Make your next happy hour event an authentically Italian aperitivo hour with these deliciously curated cocktail snacks.
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If you know us at Giadzy, you know there's one Italian custom we firmly believe should be standard everywhere: aperitivo hour. Though it shares some similarities with an after-work happy hour—it takes place in the early evening, usually before dinner, and gathers people together over a drink or two—the aperitivo is an iconic Italian tradition. A proper aperitivo requires three things: Low-alcohol drinks such as spritzes or wine to get you ready for an evening out without overpowering the system; good conversation; and extra-tasty snacks.

As any Italian will tell you, it just isn’t an aperitivo hour without some delicious nibbles. This helps bridge the gap before dinner, and also keeps the party going so you’re not drinking on an empty stomach. Most important of these snacks is something crunchy—instead of pretzels or bar nuts, Italians love crackers of all kinds. Next, you’ll want some cheese and salumi for substance. Finally, add in a salty bite like briny olives and some powerful flavor boosters in the form of jams and savory spreads.

This kit contains everything you need to turn your next happy hour into an authentic aperitivo moment. Just bring the cheese and a bottle of wine—with this kit, you’ve got the snacks covered. This box is beautifully packed for the cocktail hour connoisseur in your life.

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Fig Preserves Jam: With a honeyed sweetness and a flavor like caramelized berries, these fig preserves from Agrimontana are a must-have for cheese plates and more. Made only from these highly prized white figs grown in Cilento, on the southern edge of the Amalfi Coast, these preserves capture more of the fruit’s delicate, unmistakable flavor than any other we’ve ever tried.

Cerignola Green Olives: Olive lovers, rejoice! These Bella di Cerignola olives from Fratepietro are the largest in the world—and we happen to think they’re the tastiest, too. The oversized gems have a notably buttery, nutty flavor that is beloved by olive connoisseurs and skeptics alike. Grown by the Fratepietro family in the southern region of Puglia, these massive beauties are an important piece of Italian culinary history.

Taralli Traditional: Give your snacking an Italian twist with these classic taralli from Mitica. Made using a traditional recipe from Puglia, these addictively snackable ring-shaped crackers are savory and substantial. They’re made with ultra-fine type 00 Italian flour and simply flavored with extra virgin olive oil, white wine, and a little salt. Taralli make a delicious aperitivo nibble alongside salty olives or a chunk of aged parmigiano reggiano, that pairs perfectly with a glass of white wine.

Mini Rubata Breadsticks: Oh, the beauty of Italian tradition, where a food as seemingly simple as these mini rubata breadsticks from Mario Fongo has centuries of history behind it. Sure, these perfectly crunchy, deliciously simple little rods are a wonderful aperitivo snack. And of course they’re made with high-quality Italian ingredients by a small family-owned bakery. But they also have a fairy tale-like backstory that inspires devotion, dedication, and love.

Artichoke Spread: Ready for the simplest, most impressive cocktail snack to serve at your next party? Spread a dollop of this artichoke cream from Agnoni on warm bruschetta and top with a shaving of parmesan cheese. That's it! This decadently simple spread blends tender Roman artichokes with olive oil and a touch of vinegar for brightness, giving it a pure artichoke flavor that's miles easier than preparing the spiky vegetables yours

Fig Preserves Jam: 12.3 oz

Cerignola Green Olives: 1.25 lbs

Taralli Traditional: 8.8 oz

Mini Rubata Breadsticks: 3.5 oz

Artichoke Spread: 4.76 oz
Fig Preserves Jam: Figs, sugar

Cerignola Green Olives: Bella di Cerignola Olives, brine solution

Taralli Traditional: "00" wheat flour, white wine, extra virgin olive oil 6%, olive oil, high oleic sunflower oil, salt. May contain traces of sesame seeds

Mini Rubata Breadsticks: type “00” soft wheat flour, extra virgin olive oil, lard, salt, yeast, malt barley

Artichoke Spread: artichokes, sunflower oil, extra virgin olive oil, wine vinegar, salt, citric acid