Carlo Rotta is an Italian gourmet chocolate company, with gorgeous packaging and high-end traceable ingredients, of which most are from Italy. Everything’s made in Turin, but they’re now expanding their markets and selling in London – much excitement. Their signature product is their gianduiotti - 30.5% Piedmontese hazelnut (apparently the emerald of the confectionery world), no added fat (which is the same for all their products) and quality cocoa from Ghana and Ecuador. It’s rich, it’s intense, and it’s beautifully indulgent.
Beyond their gianduiotti, they also have these spreads – so yes, like Nutella, but just more refined as they don’t skint on the ingredients. There’s your familiar chocolate and hazelnut, but also pistachio (life-changing, I swear), almond and more. Morning toast and afternoon snacks just got so much better, you’re welcome.
For something different, Carlo Rotta has got it in terms of the gianduiotti and spreads, but they make conventional chocolates as well, such as bars with whole Piedmontese hazelnuts, or cinnamon, or even absinth.
You can find these luxurious treats at Harrods and Selfridges – a sure sign of their quality - and develop a whole new appreciation for Italian chocolate.