Italian premium chocolate brand Venchi releases latest Easter chocolate treats
Italian luxury chocolate brand Venchi has unveiled its latest Easter collection which includes a broad selection of items spanning gourmet eggs through to special mini seasonal releases, reports Neill Barston.
As the business noted, its 2023 series pays homage to some of Venchi’s most loved chocolates inspired by traditional Piedmont confectionery.
The company explained that its Nougatine egg has been developed with caramelised chunks of hazelnuts coated in a shell of intense dark chocolate.
Furthermore, its Baciodidama egg contains crumbly, gluten-free Piedmont Hazelnut biscuit encased in a combination of white chocolate with caramel and dark chocolate. There is also a Gianduja variety for its Cremino egg, available as classic or in a dark version. Moreover, it’s the company’s focus on delivering creative recipes with the best natural ingredients that it believes has made its series stand out.
All packaging and wrappers in the Easter 2023 collection are made from recycled PET (min. 70%), cotton-blend fabric or FSC-certified paper. The egg cases are made from 70-100% recycled PET. Polyester ribbons have been replaced by cotton and paper, 90% of the surprises are contained in small bags and the egg wrapping is made from aluminium.
This Easter its gourmet egg range includes a 75% Chocoviar Egg in a vegan format (priced £40 in its 350g format), Chocoviar Pistachio egg for the same item with white chocolate, as well as a milk chocolate version, caramel and salted almond option, and a dark chocolate addition for good measure.
In addition, the company is releasing its Baroque dark chocolate egg (220g £30), which also features in milk and white varieties available at the same price.
As the company noted, the business is especially proud of its heritage, which dates back to 1878, started by Silviano Venchi, a 20 year-old from Turin who loved chocolate so much, he spent all his savings on two bronze cauldrons and began to experiment, first in his apartment, then in a small place on Via degli Artisti in Borgo Vanchiglia, Turin.
These early efforts were so successful that after some years came Nougatine, a chocolate with chopped, caramelised Piedmont Hazelnuts then coated in extra-dark chocolate. Venchi Spa, “the most elegant chocolate shop in Piedmont”, was awarded among other things as “Purveyor to the Royal Household”.
While the royal coat of arms is no longer on the packaging, the company remains dedicated to its production of premium ranges that are designed with care and creativity. This led to the creation of its array of imaginatively named chocolates, including its Chocoviar, Gianduiotti, Cremini, Bars, Chocolate spread, Gelato and Gourmet eggs.