A. Giordano

A. Giordano

www.giordanocioccolato.it

Domenico, one of the eleven children of Angela (the “A” in the name) and Bernardo Giordano, established this historical chocolate business in 1897 with a workshop and four shops. Today the only one that has survived is the splendid place in Piazza Carlo Felice, protected by the Monuments and Fine Arts Office for its period décor. The workshop was moved to Leinì more than 50 years ago and in 1970 was purchased by the family of Mario Faletti, who took in 2004 also took over the old Turin shop too. Mario, alas, died in 2020 and the business is now managed by his wife Luigina with their daughter and son, Laura and Marco. The business is one of the few that makes and wraps its Giandujotto and Giacometta (with crushed Langa hazelnuts) by hand. Other products from the classical Piedmontese chocolate tradition are Preferiti, with cherries from the Turin hills, Alpinluce, filled with Caluso Doc Passito Riserva, and five types of spreading cream. The shop prides itself on its Easter eggs, made according to the classic style of Guido Bellissima, famous for his refined decorations. The Turin establishment is closed on Sunday and Monday morning, the shop next door to the workshop on Sunday.