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Unwrap a showstopper this Easter with our dark chocolate Easter egg made in northern Italy. This hollow chocolate egg is made with rich dark chocolate and wrapped in beautifully printed cellophane for an elegant addition to your holiday celebration. In Italy, the humble egg is the super-sized centerpiece of every Easter celebration, containing a sweet surprise inside for whoever is bold enough to crack it open with the enclosed wooden mallet. Our Giadzy egg holds creamy chocolate-hazelnut gianduja bites for a double dose of chocolate bliss.
The northern Piedmont region is known as the chocolate capital of Italy for its incredible density of master chocolate artisans, many of whom have been making fine candies there for hundreds of years. Turin, the region’s capital, is home to an annual chocolate festival that brings together more than 100 makers for a celebration of all things chocolate. It was here that chocolate was first introduced to Italians back in the 16th century, when Duke Emanuele Filiberto brought some of the newly arrived treat home from a visit to Spain, who had just brought cacao over from the Americas. It quickly became a fashionable treat, and master candy makers soon began perfecting their own recipes for chocolate confections.
Our chocolates are made by a seventh-generation chocolatier based in Asti, a half-hour east of Turin, using the finest cacao sourced from around the world, plump nocciola piemontese, and other traditionally Italian ingredients. Their whimsical Easter treats have been beloved by locals for more than a century, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring their gorgeously presented eggs from northern Italy to you.