Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Italian Chocolates

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Italian Chocolates

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Italian Chocolates

Chocolates have long been associated with love and romance. And on Valentine’s Day, they’re even a more popular expression of affection than flowers.

Italian chocolates are a perennial favorite as they tend to be made with high quality ingredients. As a result, Italy ranks among the top four chocolate producing countries in the world.

The creative packaging and styling of a gift of Italian chocolates is likely to impress its recipient as well, even before they taste and smell the mouth-watering sweets inside.

Here are some of the best Italian chocolates for Valentine’s Day that are sure to warm the heart and please the palate of any chocolate addict. Some of these gifts are offered directly by prestigious Italian chocolatiers; others are from popular gourmet food importers:

Baratti & Milano Chocolates

The founders of this 160-year-old company opened a confectionery in Turin (capital of Piedmont). And in a short time, the two young entrepreneurs established themselves as chocolate makers with the royal family of Savoy.

Wine writer Ian D’Agata has called Baratti & Milano the “Grand Cru of Chocolate” because they are made with high quality ingredients and processes. The company is credited with perfecting the famous Cremini and Gianduiotti chocolates.

The Valentine’s Day collection is elegantly packaged, some in vintage boxes, and tied with romantic hand-tied pink and red ribbons.

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Venchi Chocolates

Silvano Venchi produced the first nougatine in 1878. Since then, the company has grown into a global powerhouse with stores all over the world, including the United States.

Venchi chocolates are made in the Piedmont region of Italy, the country’s leading confectionery producer. The company prides itself on sourcing the best cocoa possible and all recipes are based on 100% natural, gluten-free and palm oil-free ingredients.

For Valentine’s Day, Venchi offers a number of different assortments, with beautiful packaging, in addition to bulk packaging of milk wrapped in red foil or dark chocolate hearts.

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Guido Gobino Chocolates

These sustainable artisan chocolates have been produced in Turin since 1964. Made with carefully selected raw materials, the cocoa processing (from bean to bar) is entirely managed in-house.

Distributed in more than 24 countries, the award-winning company produces chocolate in many artistic forms, including pralines, dragées, cremini, ganaches, bars, creams and powders. The Piedmont IGP hazelnuts used in the chocolates are selected from small farms in the Langhe hills. In collaboration with Latterie inAlpi, the milk comes exclusively from farms in Turin, Asti Nad Cuneo.

Guido Gobino’s Valentine’s Day collection celebrates the loving relationship with our land and our origins. Lovers can choose from assortments that include new cuoricini hearts to a box of pralines with cuoricini, stuffed cialdin (enriched with grains), and Tourinot and Cremini with dragee. Valentine’s Day offers will be live on the site on January 18, 2023.

Ferrero Rocher Chocolates

Originally from Alba (Piedmont), the Ferrero group has more than 35 brands sold in more than 170 countries. The company’s signature chocolates, Ferrero Rocher, were invented by Michele Ferrero.

These ball-shaped treats are made with whole hazelnuts dipped in velvety chocolate, coated in a thin hazelnut chocolate wafer shell, then coated in milk chocolate and hazelnut chips. Each is wrapped in elegant gold foil.

The company offers a variety of Valentine’s Day heart-shaped boxes and packaging.

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Box Eataly Cena di Valentino

Why limit the gift to chocolates? Eataly, the Italian hypermarket for high-quality imported products, has organized a special Valentine’s Day dinner box, which includes chocolate.

The gift set contains everything needed for a hassle-free meal for two, including trofi, pesto and high-quality extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) for Ligurian pesto pasta; breadsticks, olives and pâté for an aperitif; and a limited-edition Dolce & Gabbana box of Chocolate Baci by Perugina for dessert. Also inside: pistachio spread, chocolate covered almond cantucci biscuits and Himalayan salt with a grinder.

To celebrate Perugina’s 100th anniversary, the new Baci praline has a sweet heart of gianduja, hazelnut and raspberry crystals, adorned with a ruby ​​red coating.

EatalyValentine’s Day dinner for two

iGourmet Valentine’s Italian Candy Box

This tantalizing assortment of romantic sweets includes chocolates and more. Baci di Dama (lady’s kisses) are a Piedmontese specialty of hazelnut biscuits coated with a hazelnut and chocolate filling. Vergani chocolate pralines are filled with pistachio cream, handcrafted in Cremona (Lombardy) since 1881.

Inside are also other delights sourced from Italy, including Sicilian jam, Isola Froletti biscuits, Biscotti al Burro Salato (butter biscuits from Piedmont) and soft almond biscuits Amaretti di Saronno made by Lazzaroni since 1718.

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