Gianduja (chocolate) facts for kids
|Place of origin||Italy|
|Region or state||Turin, Piedmont|
|Main ingredients||Chocolate, hazelnut paste|
The Continental System, imposed by Napoleon in 1806, prevented British goods from entering European ports under French control, putting a strain on cocoa supplies. A chocolatier in Turin named Michele Prochet extended the little chocolate he had by mixing it with hazelnuts from the Langhe hills south of Turin. From a base of gianduja, Turin-based chocolate manufacturer Caffarel invented gianduiotto in 1852.
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