✔ Creamy chocolate with hazelnut flavour
✔ Based on the flavour of Gianduiotto, a traditional Italian bonbon
✔ Cocoa from Los Rios, Ecuador
Gianduja from Aruntam is a high quality vegan chocolate with hazelnut flavour. The recipe for this chocolate is based on the traditional Italian candy Gianduiotto, a scrumptious combination of 3 pure ingredients: cocoa, hazelnut paste and sugar.
For Gianduja, Aruntam chose the Arriba Nacional cocoa from the Ecuadorian providence of Los Rios. This cocoa has been recognized for decades as the purest raw basic ingredient to make chocolate with. It is a cocoa that speaks to all our senses.
Watch this video to see how the vegan chocolate from Aruntam is made and packaged. Each chocolate bar is a like a gift waiting to be opened.
Gianduja is one of the masked theatre personas from the Italian comedy dell’art. He represents Turin, the capital of Piedmont.
According to the legend, Gianduja shared the first chocolates wrapped in tin foil during carnival in 1856. The chocolate candies, as a result, received their name “Gianduiotti”. “Gianduiotti” also means “stump” and refers to the form of the candies – a little boat on its head – and the hat of Gianduja.
The typical Piedmont chocolate with hazelnuts originate from Napoleon’s time, when he banned the import of goods from British colonies, including cocoa from South America. An Italian chocolate maker was then forced to substitute a part of his cocoa and did so with a hazelnut paste, made of hazelnuts from Piedmont.
This is not a chocolate to chew. Let Gianduja awaken all your senses: break off a piece, let it melt in your mouth and taste. Savour the fragrance, the flavour, the texture and picture yourself being at an Italian carnival.
Made in Italy
Store this chocolate in a dry space, at a temperature of 16 to 18°C.
Organic cacao mass (40%), organic PGI Hazelnut Piemonte paste (32,5%), organic cane sugar, organic coconut blossom sugar, organic raw cacao butter
Cacao from Los Rios, Ecuador.