Celebrating Italian Culinary Traditions for Over 33 Years!
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Tony Torrone talks torrone with the Italian American Podcast Torrone Candy

Tony Torrone talks torrone with the Italian American Podcast

My dad, Tony, and I had a great conversation with the hosts of the Italian American podcast! Listen to hear us discuss the tradition of torrone at Christmas, how we transitioned our business from the feasts to the internet as well as some classic New Jersey banter. The Italian American Podcast has over 200 episodes where they have informed discussions about Italian American traditions, everything from struffoli to the malocchio. Thank you Pat, John, and the entire The Italian American Podcast family!

From Italian American Podcast:
Close your eyes and try to rate it. That crunchy, sticky, subtly sweet cloud of confection… The pillowy perfection known as #torrone candy… Whether at the holiday table, a wedding or feast, or on the ball top at a summer feast, it’s a taste that every #ItalianAmerican knows.
This week’s guests are responsible for bringing that taste to #paesani near and far, thanks to their unique way of #marketing that old-world taste to new-world homes. Anne Marie and Tony Andriola are the founders and owners of Torrone Candy, which was born out of the family’s feast-time concession business and developed into an online marketplace filled with treats that can’t be found anywhere else.
To kick off 2023, Anne Marie and Tony tell us the story of their family business, from its founding in the 1980s to today. They also tell us about how they got involved with selling torrone, and why the treat has lived for so long in the collective memory of Italian American families.
We’ll learn how to differentiate the types of torrone, including hard and soft, and explain what exactly goes into this unique nougat candy. We also talk about how digital media can help redefine the Italian American experience, from making the touchstones of our culture available to far-flung corners of the map to teaching the uninitiated the perfect way to crack a rock-hard torrone!
Join us as we celebrate this distinctively Italian treat… it’s an episode so sweet that you’ll be begging for more!

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Credit: Story adapted and images from Italian American Podcast Facebook

 

 

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Comments

Steve Conway - January 16, 2024

Started enjoying this make of candy when in 1950 a man dressed in a chef’s outfit appeared at our high school football games and chipped the pieces from a large block. He carried it up and down the aisles all over the stadium. I had forgotten what kind of candy it was until I saw your ad. I have not eaten any since then and did not even remember what it was called
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He would chip the pieces into a white little candy paper bag when you bought some.

Still have not tasted any since high school and am now 91 years old but was excited to find it again after all these years.

Steve Conway

Carolyn Calo - January 18, 2023

I am a Terrone nut. I have been loving Terrone since I was young. I am 75 and still love this candy. My daughter gave me a large block for Christmas from your company. It is the freshest and most delicious I have ever tasted. Excellent product❤️

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