Next Availability…Thanksgiving Pop Up Shop | Tuesday, November 20th | 12-7pm | at The Hood Kitchen Space
We start with our smooth 73.4% Venezuelan single bean origin dark chocolate then scattering, like confetti, dried cranberries, golden raisins, cocoa nibs, and pistachios to enhance the delicate fruity aroma and subtle acidity of this premium cacao. In celebration of the Thanksgiving Day season, we then took a new twist on an Italian tradition by adding five Confetti, an Italian crisp/sugar coated almond confectionery essential at any Italian wedding, baptism, anniversary, graduation or significant family event. While it will be tempting to keep this bar for your own indulgence, gifting it will bring you good fortune and good wishes – auguri!
Why Five? Confetti at weddings are served in a multiple of the number five symbolizing the five good wishes for newlyweds of health, prosperity, happiness, fertility and longevity. Even in other situations they are always served in odd numbers as even numbers are deemed to be unlucky.
History: Originally thought to be a Roman delicacy, which was coated in honey, sugar was used when it first became widely available in the 15th century. The Medieval city of Sulmona in the Abruzzo region quickly became the home and principal centre of production in Italy with the Pelino family commencing their eponymous operation in 1783. Once Sulmona had become the de facto home of confetti production, many other producers set up shop in the city. The root of the Italian word confetti comes from the Latin confectum which means ‘prepared’. The Italian word for the English paper confetti is coriandoli which is still an essential part of the annual Carnevale celebrations all over Italy.
Ingredients: Dark chocolate, candied almond, cranberries, raisins, almond, pistachio, cocoa nibs; dark chocolate cocoa solids 73.5% minimum, Venezuelan single bean origin, fair trade. Allergens: nuts and soy (as an emulsifier in chocolate)
Shelf Life: 3 months; product contains no preservatives or additives.
Net Weight: 3.9 oz (110 grams)
Manufactured: Product is manufactured by Valenza Chocolatier, Inc. at The Hood Kitchen Space in Costa Mesa; a CA approved commercial kitchen facility that handles tree nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, milk, wheat and soy.