Made with exquisite care by a second-generation master chocolatier, this 75% extra bitter dark chocolate bar from Guido Gobino is the perfect pick-me-up for any chocolate lover. Cocoa beans from Ecuador, Venezuela, and Madagascar are roasted in-house and carefully blended for a superior chocolate experience with notes of honey and dried fruit. Once you’ve tried one of Guido Gobino’s obsessively crafted chocolate bars, you’ll never go back to plain dark chocolate again.
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.