There’s a New Chocolate in the USA!

This is the most decadent, velvety, and sensual (yes sensual) chocolate bar we’ve ever tasted. The texture is smooth and creamy wrapped around whole pieces of the finest hazelnuts in the world. And, to make this chocolate bar even more romantic, it is made by artisan chocolatiers in Tuscany. This chocolate bar comes in dark…

Tuscan Chocolate in the Wall Street Journal

February has been a fantastic month at Gustiamo. Believe it or not, we are still basking in the glow of our NBC Today Show appearance, also BYB Olive Oil Fridays have been a big hit, and to top it off, we were mentioned in the WSJ!  Being February, of course it was a chocolate flavored mention, they…

Gianduja Italian Crostata

Like most people we know, we are also guilty of eating our La Molina Gianduja (Chocolate and Hazelnut) Spread aka “the good nutella” late at night, with a spoon, standing in our pajamas. But there are really many uses for this outstanding ingredient that is made by the chocolatier Massimiliano Lunardi in Tuscany. One of…

A Holiday Classic, Tuscan Style

Regardless of which holiday food is big this year, chocolate is an eternal classic. We prefer our holiday chocolate in two forms: breakable, spreadable, and always distinctly Tuscan. As you may know, Massimiliano Lunardi is our go to chocolate man. He makes our prized Milk Chocolate Squares with Hazelnuts, Dark Chocolate Squares with Almonds as…

Taste 2012 and Gustiamo’s Producers

I am a great fan of Taste, the trade food show that is held in Firenze, every year in March. Where else could I meet such a large concentration of Gustiamo‘s producers? In one spot, for three days, we talk about future plans, prices, new products and orders… we have fun, we talk about family…

Gustiamo Tatstings @ Il Cantuccio NYC – Tuesday Number 2

Here we are @ Il Cantuccio, the wonderful bakery in the Village, with the three bakers/partners on site and on the wall: Camilla, Lorenzo and Simone. Giovanni Stasi (left) of CHC PR is helping with the organization of Gustiamo’s Tuesday Tastings, making sure everything is in order. Until the end of the year (2010), every…

Let the Tastings Begin!!! Gustiamo’s Tuesdays @ Il Cantuccio NYC

Good way to end a day in New York on an chilly Fall evening: Il Cantuccio NYC bakery doors were open,  welcoming friends and walk-ins for the first of a series of tasting with Gustiamo. Last night it was schiacciata+Gianduja Spread by La Molina. You didn’t need to know the address, follow your nose to…

Let Gustiamo Do Your Holiday Gifts!

Do you know Gustiamo does Holiday Gifts? Whether you have a list of 5 or 15 or 100, we would love to take care of your Holiday Gifts. Here is a selection of “themed” gifts prepared by Martina, in one of her most creative moments! However, you can choose whatever you want. You can send…

La Molina Chocolate – Tradition Meets Modernism – Just Arrived in the Warehouse!

La Molina has arrived in our warehouse. All of it, several different SKUs, various bars of chocolate and the gianduja spread. It means we are getting ready for the Holiday Season. Riccardo and Massimiliano Lunardi are brothers who grew up around their father’s bakery, “Al Dolce Forno” in Quarrata, near Pistoia. Ten years ago, they created La Molina Chocolate and they represent a…