MY FAVOURITE CHOCOLATIER IN TURIN by Lisa Watson

When you’re in Turin, one of the things you should absolutely do after (or during) drinking coffee and wandering around the streets marveling at the architecture, is stop in at a chocolate shop to sample one or two (or MORE) of their chocolates.  Turin is famous for its chocolate, and especially known for a small triangular prism-shaped chocolate called a gianduiotto (plural: gianduiotti).  You can buy them at many cafes around Turin, but my favourite place to go to get them in a chocolate shop called Guido Gobino, which is set up in an old pharmacy. This chocolatier is a relative newcomer to to chocolate scene in Turin, as the Gobino family only recently took over the business in 1980.  Yes, I know that’s nearly 30 years ago, but in Turin chocolate-making time, that’s nothing.  The venerable chocolatiers who first developed giandiuotti started producing them way back in 1865.

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