Unwrap layer upon layer of chocolate decadence with these cremini from Guido Gobino. One of Turin’s most iconic chocolates, the cremino is a gorgeously geometric sweet with two layers of soft hazelnut-chocolate gianduja sandwiching a delicate filling. These squares are made by true masters of chocolate art, with more than 50 years of history creating exquisite chocolates in northern Italy. This bag contains two different cremini: Classic (orange wrapper), with a white hazelnut cream center, and Dark (purple wrapper), with an intense cocoa center.
There’s no sweet more characteristically Piedmontese than gianduja. It was created out of necessity in the early 1800s, when Napoleon blocked all French allies—including Italy—from trading goods with the British. This restriction of British supplies included cocoa, which forced Italian chocolatiers to get a bit creative to stretch their supply. They turned to an ingredient they had in abundance: the plump, flavorful hazelnuts that grow in the Langhe mountains, just south of Turin. The chocolate masters created a spread of roughly 70% cocoa and 30% hazelnut paste, and gianduja was born! This also led to the creation of giandujotti, the first wrapped chocolate to be commercially sold in the world. Today, Turin is famous for these individually wrapped chocolate-hazelnut 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.