An Authentically Sweet Taste Of Italian Christmas

The holiday season is a time for purest indulgence, and deservedly so – when the weather is cold and frightful, what could lift the spirits more than artisan chocolates that have been lovingly shipped from across the Alps? For the very finest Italian confectionery, look no further than our incredible range from Piedmont, brought to you by our exclusive family-based supplier Oliva. Perfect for festive sweet treats, these sophisticated delicacies are sure to add that extra touch of sugar and spice to your Christmas. Here is our pick of the chocolates that you should be making space for.


One of the bestsellers of Oliva’s range is their cuneesi, a traditional delicacy and cornerstone of Italian confectionery. Consisting of pralines filled with rum and rich, velvety custard, they are a gently boozy treat to enjoy on a dark winter’s night. When you’re warming your feet by the fire, these chocolates add a welcome touch of heat. Your customers will be grateful for that added, rum-flavoured kick to help them with their Christmas shopping.


These delicacies, which are ideal for those with rich palates, contain extra dark chocolate and hazelnut. They have a long tradition of pleasing customers with refined, sweet tastes, dating back to the days of Napoleonic rule in Turin at the start of the nineteenth century. Since then, they have become a regular favourite at Christmas time, with secret recipes passed down through the family across multiple generations. Oliva’s gianduje truffles in particular offer a superior quality to other brands, as each one is made with over 30% hazelnut, compared to none at all in certain products. Make sure you clear space on your shelves for these, as they are certain to enchant your buyers and pull in a healthy profit.


Oliva has kept their tartufi recipe in the family for generations, and you could be let in on the secret by stocking up on this wonderful delicacy. Made from extra pure cocoa paste, fresh and crunchy hazelnuts from Piedmont, and a choice of either dark or white and creamy chocolate, these truffles are a decadent treat for the festive season. No connoisseur of Italian confectionery could do without a box underneath the Christmas tree – beautifully and individually wrapped, they are a treat for the eyes as well as the soul. For a truly indulgent taste, recommend that your buyers chill the chocolates for a few hours before eating – they will dissolve upon the tongue.

These three delights from our exclusive supplier in Piedmont are an authentically sweet taste of Italian Christmas, and will give your buyers a festive season to savour. Made from the finest ingredients and lovingly wrapped, they are the perfect gifts for chocoholics and sweet-toothed family and friends, and the ideal serving with after-dinner drinks and coffee. Get in touch with our friendly sales team today to discuss which truffles and other Italian specialties you can keep in store to really get your tills singing.

Angelina Moufftard works for hf Chocolates, established wholesale confectionery suppliers with decades of experience supplying sweets and high-end chocolates to retailers across the UK. Working with the most dedicated suppliers, such as those of the finest Italian confectionery, hf Chocolates' great tasting and beautifully packaged products add panache to any sweet display.

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