Beside the latest technology, Piemont Cioccolato retains the use of the ancient coating pans, a type of long and careful processing, carried out almost entirely by hand, which has the advantage of preserving the virtues of ingredients and giving products unique taste and intense aroma.
THE PAST AND THE PRESENT
Piemont Cioccolato was born in 1948 in Turin, at the foot of Mole Antonelliana, the symbol of the city, initially as a laboratory of confectionary for the production of candies, pills and gumdrops.
Since the early Sixties, the laboratory is dedicated to the art of chocolate, of which Turin is one of the undisputed European capitals from 1600, digging up to the actual fame a typical product of the Turinesetradition, the “Cri-Cri”, a bonbon with a hazelnut heart inside, covered with extra dark chocolate an dusted with crunchy sugar spheres, that became the crown jewel of Piemont Cioccolato.
Since the second half of the Seventies, the property passed to the Fiorasobrothers, that since then never gave up dedicating themselves to chocolate manufacturing with passion and commitment.
Afterwards, the laboratory moves to a larger and more modern on the border between Turin and San Mauro, under another symbol of the city, the Basilica di Superga, renewing its own image, but preserving the link with the tradition of chocolate art and maintaining a craft dimension, guarantee of that quality that has been the main purpose since the beginning.
Driven by passion and enthusiasm, the Fioraso brothers gradually renew industrial plants and machineries and start the search for old recipes from which to draw inspiration to create many delicious sweets. The ambition that, in fact, always accompanies them, is to conquer the palates with new ideas while remaining true to tradition.
The range of products becomes enriched over time and together with the traditional Cri-Cri, new delicacies are produced in the chocolate factory labs for the delight of all those who have a sweet tooth.
A GLIMPSE TO THE FUTURE:
NEW GENERATIONS IN THE SIGN OF CONTINUITY
Recently, Fioraso brothers’ young kids have started to work in the family company and to learn the secrets of chocolate manufacturing with passion and dedication. This is the new page of the history that has to be written for years to come. Piemont Cioccolato: a family history, a successful history…