Show someone how much you appreciate them on their special day with our Italian birthday box, featuring a collection of our very favorite products from Italy. From our best-selling pasta, tomatoes, and Calabrian chile paste to divine sweets and more, this collection is an amazing sample that runs the gamut of our Italian products. With a special buon compleanno ("happy birthday") card all tucked into our lemon-and-tomato covered gift box, this makes an amazing present for anyone's birthday.
This box contains:
Chocolate Torrone: A traditional Italian sweet, torrone is a creamy nougat made with nuts, honey, and egg whites. Alberti’s version is soft and melting, flavored with cocoa, milllefiori wildflower honey, and just a hint of herbal Strega liqueur. It’s studded with hazelnuts from Campania and coated in rich dark chocolate.
Calabrian Chile Paste: The quintessential Italian pepper, Calabrian chiles are beloved around the country for the lively, flavorful heat they bring to any dish. This paste of fresh chiles crushed and preserved in olive oil is a must-have for any spice lover’s pantry.
Fusilli Corti: These perfect corkscrews are so named because they were traditionally made by hand by deftly wrapping each strand around a knitting needle or spindle (fusilli comes from the word fuso, or spindle). This fusilli hides a delightful secret: it’s hollow! Similar to bucatini, the narrow tubes act like a straw, absorbing extra sauce to ensure that every bite is as delicious as can be.
Amaretti: Amaretti cookies are the pride of Saronno, a city just north of Milan, and there’s no amaretti more beloved than these from Lazzaroni. This humble cookie made from just egg whites, sugar, and fragrant, almond-scented apricot kernels is a mainstay of Italian culture, as are the iconic tins in which they have been sold for over a century. They’re chewy, light, crisp, and naturally gluten-free!
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Every kitchen needs a versatile olive oil, and this one from Fratepietro is a stunner. It’s made from olives grown in sunny Puglia on the Fratepietro family estate and is well-balanced enough to use in your everyday cooking, but has a crisp flavor that shines as a finishing oil.
Mixed Fruit Jelly Candies: The essence of the Italian summer is captured in these bite-size jellies from the fruit experts at Agrimontana. Each individually wrapped candy captures its namesake fruit at the height of ripeness. This package contains six varieties: strawberry, raspberry, sour cherry, candied citron, lemon, and orange.
Pomodorini Di Corbara: These bite-sized, bell-shaped cherry tomatoes only grow near the Amalfi Coast. Even more highly prized than the famous San Marzano, they have a distinctive sweet-tart profile that can’t be beat. They’re Giada’s pick for sauces that need to sing with pure tomato flavor.
Tuscan Salt Blend: Created by world-famous Tuscan butcher Dario Cecchini, this masterful salt blend is known as Profumo del Chianti (“the scent of Chianti”). Fragrant with sun-dried herbs, including sage, lavender, and rosemary, combined with crunchy sea salt, this blend smells like a walk through the Tuscan countryside, where these plants grow in wild abundance.