Torrone, Confetti, Bon Bon, Chocolates, Fruit Gelatins, Caramels and Chocolate Covered Figs are the precious and symbolic candies that conclude the great feasts in Italian life.
Di Camillo Bakery’s Italian Candy assortment includes the crown-jewels of the Italian confectioner. We have specialized in the Italian candies from the Abruzzo region—our ancestral homeland-- which are famous all over Italy for their torrone and confetti candies.
The Soft Torrone from the ancient city L’Aquila, is considered by many to be the finest in all of Italy. This ancient confection is a pastry chef’s idea of candy. Noble, simple ingredients are skillfully blended in this classic candy. The finest almonds and Sicilian Bronte pistachio nuts are immersed in a nougat soufflé of fresh honey, sugar, and white chocolate. This soft almond, pistachio nugget then rests sandwiched between two layers of wafer. Our Soft Torrone Bianca was a finalist for the SOFI™ awards from the Specialty Food Association. When cut into bite-sized pieces they are indispensable at any traditional Italian Christmas celebration.
Soft Chocolate Torrone, which is credited to confectioners of the Abruzzo region, is studded with hazelnuts from Piedmont region, which are celebrated for their rich hazelnut taste.
Confetti candies like our Confetti Assortimento and specialty pan candies are from the beautiful, and ancient walled city of Sulmona, in the heart of the Abruzzo region of Italy and are famous all over the world as being among the finest sugared almonds. In confectioners’ terms they are classified as “pan-candy”, which is a candy process where a candy shell is applied in a revolving “pan” to coat: almonds, hazelnuts and a variety of centers including, jellies and chocolate.
The Italian candy collection our family has put together includes the famous Confetti Sulmona or “sugared almonds” which are sweet-smelling with a tender sugar shell. These deeply symbolic candies are always present at Italian weddings, and all the great celebrations: births, graduations, christenings, and holidays. Once you have tasted our Confetti Sulmona you will understand their superiority!
Confetti Dublo is a divine confection in perfect balance. Each flat, irregularly-shaped, candy-coated coin is a combination of three layers: first, the delicate crunch of the vanilla candy coating. Next comes a layer of pure white chocolate, and finally, a pure chocolate center. They are simply one of the best chocolate pan-candies ever!
Another almond-based treat are Praline Almonds, which are first covered in a rich, dark European chocolate and then coated with a chocolate-covered sugared shell.
Fruttini Fagioli are essentially Italian Jelly Beans. These multi-colored, sugar-coated jelly candies from Italy are quite simply the best jellybeans you will ever have. Made with 20% real fruit juice, they elevate this candy to new heights.
If you are nut-lover—particularly hazelnuts—we offer Noisettes or Chocolate-Covered Hazelnuts, which are Roman hazelnuts coated with a rich, dark chocolate and then covered with a thin, sugar-candy coating. These enticing chocolate orbs are a near-perfect chocolate-and-nut confection and make a welcome addition when served with coffee or tea or coco.
For fans of dark chocolate, we import Ovetto Cappuccino which are also known as Dark Chocolate Coffee Eggs and inside these candy-coated small eggs are a coffee-flavored, dark chocolate core. This is virtually a cappuccino in a candy shell! They are deeply-chocolate with a very pleasing coffee-highlight, making them a great alternative to coffee service at the end of a formal meal.
We also offer delicious Ovetto Latte or Milk Chocolate Eggs. These are small, egg-shaped candies are filled with a creamy, milk-chocolate hazelnut gianduia, which is a blend of milk chocolate and creamed hazelnuts. Coated to perfection with a thin, vanilla-scented candy shell, these elegant-- and stunningly beautiful-- candies are a perfect addition to your coffee service
For those who prefer dark chocolate, we import Semine Dragée. These rich, Italian, dark-chocolates are sugar-coated chocolate with a vanilla-scented candy shell. They are the most elegant to way to serve chocolate candy. Their crisp, sugar-shell incases a deeply-chocolate center and make a perfect addition when served with coffee or tea
These “bon-bons” are a confection like no other: round, candy-coated orbs, with an inner layer of chocolate and then—incredibly!-- a splash of real limoncello as a center! They are absolutely sublime and more than just a little intoxicating! This is the finish for your grandest meal, your most perfect high tea, or simply for the fun of a perfect confection. Remember put the entire bon bon in your mouth (they are tender to the bite) or you will lose you limoncello filling on your chin!
If you are looking for the memento to celebrate a special occasion, you can never go wrong with our Bomboniera, which are small gifts given by hosts to their guests on special occasions: births, graduations, christening, and no traditional Italian wedding would be without them. They usually include sugared almonds, known in Italian as “Confetti”. The sugared almonds are given at Italian weddings and always given in odd numbers as they are indivisible and further symbolize: fertility, longevity, happiness, health, and wealth. Our Bomboniera wedding favors come in satin coccarde ribbon flowers with five petals filled with the finest confetti almonds from Sulmona. Our satin bomboniera flowers can be personalized with the bride and groom’s names and the wedding date and the “five good wishes” printed under the flower.