What’s inside our Italian Sweet Treats Hamper:
Tuscan Almond Cantuccini Biscuits IGP (200g) Almond Cantuccini are the most traditional and well known of all Tuscan biscuits, often enjoyed dipped into a glass of Vin Santo (traditional Tuscan sweet wine) creating a marriage of great harmony!
Carefully made with first quality ingredients including flour, sugar, eggs, honey and particularly almonds (23%), these Cantuccini now have certified PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) status.
Sardinian Sospiri Sweets (200g) Sospiri (or ‘Sighs’ in English) are traditional soft Sardinian sweets, hand made from almonds, honey, sugar, Maraschino cherry liqueur and lemon zest. Rolled into balls, they are then coated in a sugary white glaze. These delicious sweets were traditionally prepared for weddings and other ceremonies, mostly in noble families who could afford such a decadent and expensive treat!
Lavolio Fruit Garden Artisan Confectionery (60g) Everyone knows that the tastiest, juiciest fruits are grown in the orchards of Italy. But not everyone knows about this collection of luxury artisan confectionery. Lavolio have picked the finest cherries, almonds, apricots and lemons, and turned them into the something special; using traditional artisan methods. Amarena cherries, apricot pieces, lemon zest, nuts and chocolate are encased inside sugar-spun shells giving a fruity and refreshing mix of different flavours. Beautifully presentated in designer keepsake tin box, these treats are perfect after-dinner to complement a cheese-board.
Citrus & Honey Delicacy “La Cedrata” (200g) Exclusive in the UK to Vorrei this is an incredible Sicilian dessert that you most probably won’t have tasted before! Hand made in Donna Elvira’s family run ‘laboratorio’, the Cedrata is a deliciously moist, soft and sweet creation with an incredible citrus flavour, crafted from Sicilian cedro (citron) peel, honey and organic cane sugar. The honey used in this product is very special. Produced in only a very small area of Sicily (in the Hyblean mountains in the provinces of Siracusa and Ragusa), it has been considered one of the great honeys since ancient times. What characterises this honey is the combination of sensory qualities related to the rich and varied local flora – it has a distincltive colour and flavour. Ready to slice, the Cedrata roll can be eaten as a dessert or as an accompaniment to afternoon tea. It is made from completely natural ingredients and contains no additives, preservatives or colourants of any type.
Majani Chocolate Tortellini Gift Box (96g) The chocolate Tortellino is a delightful tribute to Bologna’s best known dish! Bite into delicious outside shell and discover a sweet, creamy ganache filling. Our Majani Tortellino Tower Gift Box contains a mixture of twelve white, milk and dark chocolate tortellini and makes a great gift for chocolate lovers!
Sicilian Marzipan Fruits (200g) Well known and loved throughout Italy these ‘Frutta Martorana’ are made with local organic almonds by our friends at Donna Elvira in Modica on the south of the island. This delicious Sicilian speciality is said to have originated at the Martorana Monastery near Palermo where nuns decorated empty fruit trees with colourful marzipan oranges, mandarins and lemons to impress a visiting archbishop at Easter time!
All products are carefully wrapped and presented in a strong gift box which is hand-tied with a bright ribbon. A gift message option is available at the checkout. Please note that if we are out of stock of any item we reserve the right to substitute it with the most similar available item.