The Chocolate of the Royal Household of Savoy.
Established 1858, Torino, Italia
Legend has it that Baratti & Milano invented the famous Cremino and perfected the Gianduiotto. The perfect chocolate of Baratti & Milano melts in your mouth and leaves a clean finish after it's gone. Pure happiness in chocolate form. Famous wine writer Ian D'Agata has said, "Baratti e Milano is the 'Grand Cru' of Chocolate".
Its founders, Ferdinando Baratti and Edoardo Milano, in 1858 opened a confectionery in Torino(Turin). The two enterprising young men had moved to Turin during the industrial revolution, in search of fortune. They became engaged to ladies who brought them substantial dowries and supported their work. Together, Ferdinando and Edoardo, succeeded in establishing themselves in a short time as the chocolate makers to the Royal family of Savoy.
The Baratti & Milano company, has passed the milestone of 160 years. Like few other companies, it has remained in business all this time, surviving two great wars, and is often the protagonist of history, inspiring fashion and customs the world over.
To this day, great care is taken in the selection and control of the cacao, working directly with farmers in the growing and harvesting countries: Ecuador and Ghana, being one of the only companies to produce their own cacao mass and butter, and sources the best ingredients available from the best farmers within Italy. Utilizing only the best raw ingredients and processes, Baratti & Milano creates the most perfect sweets, fit for a king.