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Don't Forget the Torrone! Sapori, Antica, Taralli Update

Sapori Update

The cantuccini and panforte are here! The Sapori ricciarelli will be here around 12/12. 

Antica Update

Antica is here!

Fiore di Puglia Taralli Update

It's here!

Did you order the torrone for the holidays yet? 

Whether your family enjoys the "little blue boxes" or the boxes "with the pictures on them", keep the tradition of giving torrrone at the holidays alive! 

There are so many brands of torrone out there. Each a little different. Try a new brand this year!


Written by Anne Marie Andriola — December 01, 2018

Where's my favorite torrone, biscotti, etc?

Strega, Sorelle Nurzia, Sapori, Cova, Antica?

We should have them very soon! They have been released from customs and we are awaiting them at our warehouse. Sign up on the product page to be notified when they come in.


Written by Anne Marie Andriola — November 27, 2018

New Products and Thanksgiving

I love when new products from small Italian companies arrive. This year we're offering a wide selection of new, delicious products from all over Italy. One product I'm very interested in tasting is a fig syrup from Calabria. My kids think we should have it on top of ice cream but I'm more of a cheese person, so I'll be drizzling it over some cheese for a quick Thanksgiving appetizer. 

I know many of you are waiting for certain brands to arrive: Sorelle, Antica, Sapori, Fiasconaro, Cova, Loison...They are on their way. We hope to have them very soon!

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Whether you're hosting or heading over the river and through the woods, we have the perfect Italian treats to accompany your pies! Check out our Thanksgiving favorites and celebrate Thanksgiving the Italian Way!

Remember to order in time for Thanksgiving!!

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Thanksgiving 9am EST, Sat., 11/17/18

Written by Anne Marie Andriola — November 15, 2018


While not all of our new items have arrived we do have some very special products ready to be enjoyed. Pictured here is a new offering from Leone. If you like Martini Rosso Vermouth, you'll love these new pastiglie! 
Amaretti di Chiostro! Crunchy amaretti wrapped in colorful paper. This year we also have soft chocolate amaretti!
Industria Dolciaria Quaranta torrone is arriving later today! This gluten free torrone from Caravaggio, near Milano, is a customer favorite! 
Waiting for other favorites? Sorelle Nurzia, Antica, Amaretti, Sapori and more will soon be here. If you're looking for a certain item, sign up on the product's page to be notified when it comes in. 
Panettone is starting to arrive!!
Bauli and Balocco panettone and pandoro is here! The holiday season would not be complete without a panettone! Soon to arrive panettone and pandoro from G. Cova and Bonifanti. 

Written by Anne Marie Andriola — November 03, 2018

Last Feast of 2018! Vital Nougat here! What's New for the Holidays?

The leaves are changing, we're wearing fall jackets and it even frosted near us in Vermont the other day! I know what that means - the feast season is almost over and the holidays items will start arriving soon!!

I hope that some of you had a chance to visit a feast this summer - whether it was one where we had a chance to say ciao or one on the other side of the country! I think there is even an Italian feast in Hawaii. Perhaps we should ship the torrone stand there?

There is one more feast and it's a great one! The feast of St. Gerard Maiella at St. Lucy's Church in Newark, NJ. It's been going on for 119 years! You'll find zeppole, sausage, torroncini, blocks of hard torrone, andrite, mostaccioli, ceci e fava, music, the procession and more! Hope you can bring your family there this weekend and continue the tradition! If you need info on the feast you can find it on St. Lucy's site.

This is also the time of year when we wait...and wait...and wait for shipments from Italy to arrive. But we don't have to wait any longer for Oliviero products!!!! Were you waiting for Pan di Spagna or Amorelle - chocolate covered cherries, or was it chocolate covered orange peel? There's cranberry torrone and hard hazelnut torroncini. Chocolate covered espresso beans are perfect for a late afternoon pick me up.

Vital Nougat from Belgium is here! Have you tried this yet? There's a few new flavors coming in but we'll have the orange nougat that is so popular as well! 

Some new items have also arrived. Have you ever tried salty licorice?! Well we have some from Sweden and it's truly unique. We also have Anthon Berg nougat and marzipan from Denmark and Storz Nougat.

What else is on the horizon? Well, we heard from you that Bauli and Balocco panettone had been missed the last couple of years so we're bringing it back. Not to worry, we'll still have G. Cova! We'll also have some from Bonifanti! 

Antica Piemontese, Strega, Flamigni and Fiasconaro torrone will make a come back as well. 

 Taralli from Puglia and marzipan from Fratelli Motta!

All these products and more should be here by November!!

Check back often to see new arrivals or sign up on a product page to be notified when it arrives. Better yet, sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and/or twitter!  






Written by Anne Marie Andriola — October 09, 2018

September feasts, Looking forward to the holiday season!

It was wonderful to see so many of our online customers at the feasts Boston this month. We hope you are enjoying your torrone and biscotti. Looking forward to next year already!

If you're in NJ, we'll be at the St. Joseph's Feast in Lodi, NJ this weekend! Come on down! The 104th St. Joseph's feast will run from August 31st - September 3rd . They'll be rides, great food and Italian treats! Ceci e fava, nuts on the string, biscotti and of course torrone!

Over the next few months delicious candy will start to arrive. Torrone from Oliviero, Sorelle Nurzia, Antica Piemontese, Quaranta. Panettone and Pandoro. Panforte. Biscotti and More. We can't wait for the shipping containers to arrive! If there is a product that you're looking for, sign up to be notified when it's back in stock and be the first to know!

Other feasts in September - Ferragosto on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, San Gennaro in Manhattan and Madonna dei Martiri in Hoboken, NJ.


Written by Anne Marie Andriola — August 30, 2018

Vacation Notice! Summer Sale! August Feasts!

Vacation Notice! - We will be closed from 8/1 to 8/11. All orders placed during this time will ship on 8/13. 

It's hot here but yet I'm flipping through holiday candy catalogs trying to decide which new items to try! Pretty soon it will be fall when the pallets of the new items and more of your favorites will start arriving. But if you can't wait until then, try some delicious and fresh Oliviero candy! 20% off all Oliviero items! Blocks, bars, torrroncini!! Don't wait till Christmas! Use code SUMMERSALE. Offer ends 11:59pm PST, July 29, 2018. See more details on our Sale page.

We're getting ready to go to Boston for two of our favorite feasts of the year, The Fisherman's Feast and St. Anthony's! 

The 108th Fisherman's Feast starts on August 16th with a solemn procession of La Madonna Del Soccorso. From Lewis street the procession will head to the Christopher Columbus WaterFront Park for the Annual blessing of the Fishing Waters. Then the band takes over on the main stage! Sausage and peppers, stuffed quahogs, cannolis, and torrone! New this year - The 1st Annual North End's Best Meatball Competition: Come take part in choosing who, out of the 10-12 best restaurant's in the North End, has the best meatballs. Be sure to be there for the Flight of the Angel on Sunday! During the day La Madonna is paraded through the streets of the North End accompanied by a band. In the evening a young girl dressed as an angel flies from a third story window down to La Madonna. A short prayer is recited and she's raised back up to the window as the crowd cheers and confetti showers down. It's the highlight of the feast! Yankee Magazine calls it "truly one of Boston’s greatest treasures" and National Geographic say’s “It’s a spectacle NOT to be missed!’" As the angel ceremony is completed the spectators below are covered by a snowfall of confetti paper from the rooftops. It's an amazing site to see! For a detailed schedule of events, click here.

Also, in Boston, the festivities continue on August 23rd with the Feast of St. Lucy's and lasts all weekend with St. Anthony's Feast! Music, food, an infectious atmosphere!

From the St. Anthony's Feast Website:

Filippo Berio Culinary Stage & Tasting Tent - Featuring Boston’s best chefs showcasing their “Cucina Italiana” - stop by for some fabulous demonstrations & tastings of Filippo Berio Olive Oil, Pesto, and Balsamic Glaze varieties.

Regina Pizzeria Open Air Piazza - Enjoy an imported ice cold Stella Artois Beer or a glass of Stella Rosa Wine, and of course a slice of their world famous pizza.

Dragone Cheese Tasting Tent - Drop by for unique recipe suggestions and enjoy selections of sumptuous fresh mozzarella, ricotta and aged parmesan uniquely prepared for the feast. Dragone Cheese will also host a photo booth and children's activities.

If you've never been here and are in the Boston area, make sure you stop by! You can see pictures and YouTube videos here.


Does Dad have a sweet tooth? Having a BBQ for Father's Day? Join Us in DE!

From June 10th - 17th you can visit our torrone stand at the St. Anthony's Festival in Wilmington, DE. We will be celebrating culture, food and fun in Wilmington, DE! Join us for delicious food, music and more!

Stop by our stand and pick up biscotti, ceci e fava, nuts on the string and Italian keychains! Don't forget the torrone! More info...

 Looking for something unique for Dad? How about torrone? We know it's not every day that Dad gets to enjoy torrone, why not send him a treat! Check out our suggestions. Having a large gathering or BBQ? Impress the family with large soft or hard torrone blocks!

Don't Miss Our Winter Sale!! Carnevale Time!

Last chance for certain items - panettoncino, pandorino, panforte and more! Up to 50% off!! 

It's Carnevale Time!! 

When we hear the word carnevale many of us think of Venice.  But for 145 years the town of Viareggio, on the Tuscan coast, has been putting on a spectacular event that spans 5 weeks! Each weekend there is a huge parade on the main corso. And these aren't little floats! My daughter and I were lucky to attend one parade in 2016 and it was very impressive! Here is a great article from the Italian Sons and Daughters of America. 

Written by Anne Marie Andriola — January 27, 2018

Did La Befana Forget the Torrone?

La Festa dell'Epifania

Today is La Festa dell'Epifania! It's the 12th day of Christmas and marks the day when the wise men, bearing gifts, arrived at the manger. In the Italian legend, La Befana met the wise men on their way to see Baby Jesus. They asked her to come along but she declined. She later decided to go but even though she followed the star she never finds him. Now children leave out their shoes on Epiphany eve and La Befana flys on her broomstick delivering sweets to those who have been good or coal to those who have been naughty! 
Treat yourself with 10% Oliviero Torroncini!*
Use code LABEFANA at checkout.
*Offer ends 11:59pm EST, 1/8/18. New orders only. Not valid on pending or previous orders. One code per order. Not valid on bulk, custom or special orders. Limited quantity. 

Written by Anne Marie Andriola — January 06, 2018