This assortment of torrone from Antica Torroneria Piemontese’s “Elit” collection combines tradition with candy making innovation. Deliciously soft, hazelnut-and-almond studded nougat is coated in four different flavors: chocolate, vanilla, orange, and citron, a fragrant citrus fruit. This sleek box is perfect for gift-giving, with something to please every sweet tooth.
A traditional Italian sweet commonly enjoyed around Christmastime (although it’s delicious year-round!), torrone was likely first enjoyed by the ancient Romans. The creamy nougat made with nuts, honey, and egg whites can be found in different variations around the country—chewy or crunchy, studded with dried fruit and nuts of all kinds. Antica Torroneria Piemontese’s version is soft and crumbly, cooked in small batches and kneaded by master candy makers until the texture is just right. They work directly with local farmers to source the highest quality hazelnuts roasted in-house to add just the right flavor to this naturally gluten-free treat.
Antica Torroneria Piemontese began when Giuseppe Sebaste, an apprentice in a pastry shop in Alba, decided to strike out on his own. Unable to afford the expensive almonds commonly used to make torrone, he turned to the hazelnuts that grew in abundance on the hillsides in his home in Piedmont. It was an inspiring moment that set the course for a sweet legacy. Today, the fifth-generation family members who run his company are committed to celebrating the precious Piemontese hazelnuts that started it all. Antica Torroneria Piemontese is a master of the confectionery arts with a single-minded dedication to excellence that guides everything they do.