Venchi is an Italian chocolate maker whose history dates back to 1878, when Silviano Venchi opened a chocolate shop in the Piedmont region. In 2000, Venchi merged with master chocolatier Pietro Cussino. Venchi produces over 350 specialty chocolates and are widely known for their gianduja. They use Piedmont hazelnuts, Sicilian pistachios, vegetable fats from olive oil, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, cocoa butter, high-quality fresh milk and cream and their products are all gluten-free.
This is Venchi’s white chocolate with salted pistachios, hazelnuts and almonds , which was awarded the Tavoletta d’Oro by the Compagnia del Cioccolato association in 2012.
The white chocolate itself is not salted, it is creamy, with a strong vanilla note, which reminds me of a vanilla milkshake. This is also a chocolate bar, which you tend to eat rather than let it melt in your mouth. The nuts are salted, but not overly so. The nuts, salt and sweetness are a perfect combination, I liked this bar very much.
Ingredients: White chocolate, cocoa 30,6% minimum. (sugar,cocoa butter,whole milk powder, salted almonds 12% (almonds 97%, salt), salted Piedmont hazelnut (Piedmont hazelnut 98,5%, salt), salted pistachio (pistachio 98,5%, salt), whey powder, emulsifier: soy lecithin, natural vanilla flavour). 3,52 oz
Zutaten: weiße Schokolade, Kakao 30,6% mind. (Zucker, Kakaobutter, Vollmilchpulver, Gesalzen Mandeln 12% (Mandeln 97%, Salz), Gesalzen Haselnuss aus dem Piemont (Haselnuss aus dem Piemont 98,5%, Salz), Gesalzen Pistazien (Pistazien 98,5%, Salz), Molkenpulver, Emulgator: Sojalecithin, natürliche Vanille-Aroma.) (sic!) 100g
This bar is available online at Venchi. I bought it from Schoko Galerie, a small shop with a good selection of chocolates in Berlin. Price approx. €4,90.
Images by Axel Lambrette (thank you!!!)