Vergani Bauttino Chocolate Coated Torrone
Vergani Bauttino - bite-size pieces of crunchy Italian almond torrone nougat coated in thick dark chocolate and individually wrapped. A traditional Italian sweet for Christmas, made in Cremona by Vergani who have been been producing torrone using traditional methods since 1881.
According to legend, torrone was first made in 1441 for the marriage of Francesco Sforza and Bianca Maria Visconti. The bride and groom were offered a sweet made with honey, almonds and egg white, in the form of Torrazzo or “torrione”, the thirteenth century tower of Cremona cathedral. Hence the Italian word for nougat “Torrone” , would seem to take its name.
By the 19th century there were many shops in Cremona making nougat by hand and it was here that Secondo Vergani first worked in Porta Venezia. In 1881 he acquired the shop he was working in and devoted himself to the production of nougat, and so Vergani began.
Product of Italy
Ingredients: Dark Chocolate 80%: Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Soya Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavouring. (Cocoa Solids 52% minimum). Nougat 20%: Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Almonds 36%, Sugar, Honey, Egg White, Wafers (Potato Starch, Water), flavourings. May contain traces of other nuts and milk.
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