TorroneCandy is a woman-owned, small family business that is committed to preserving the connection to our Italian heritage through food.
We are proud to offer our customers traditional, imported Italian torrone, croccante, biscotti, preserves, honey, candies, and more throughout the entire year, while offering seasonal holiday specialties such as panettone, panforte, pandoro, during the fall and winter.
TorroneCandy is owned by Anne Marie Andriola with help from many family members in Vermont and New Jersey. You can still find her dad, Tony, and long time essential employee, Roddy, running the torrone stand at Italian summer festivals throughout the Northeast!
As a young boy, Anthony Andriola frequently attended Italian feasts in New Jersey and New York with his family, and mesmerized by the sounds and smells that surrounded him year after year, dreamed of one day owning his own stand.
In the 1970s, he decided to start Anne Marie's Concessions, named after his daughter, and began to sell seafood and eventually sausages at local Italian feasts in New Jersey. "Tony Sausage," as he was affectionately referred to, changed to "Tony Torrone" in 1988, when he purchased his first torrone stand.
At that time, there were only a few remaining torrone sellers, and they sold one or two brands at the most. While visiting Anne Marie in southern Italy, where she was studying abroad, Tony spotted a road sign advertising a torrone factory. He followed the signs up a steep, winding road to the G.M.F. Oliviero Torrone Factory in the town of Ospedaletto d'Alpinolo. After a meeting with the owner, Fillipo, and his friendly employees, Tony made the decision to start selling Oliviero torrone at the torrone stand the following summer.
Anne Marie's Concessions expanded into TorroneCandy.com when, in 2006, Anne Marie opened the online marketplace to provide our loyal customers with the delicious torrone, biscotti, chocolates, croccante and panettone they craved all year long. Now, our customers don't have to wait until Tony visits the summer festivals - they can purchase the same high-quality, traditional Italian nougat and sweets whenever they wish.
It's hard to believe that it's been 15 years since launching TorroneCandy.com! Back in 1988 when Tony purchased a torrone stand back, he had no idea that in 2006 Anne Marie would launch torronecandy.com. What started as an idea to sell extra inventory has evolved into a site where customers can visit to purchase Italian treats that may not be available in nearby stores. We are proud and humbled to be able to bring the feast to you!
The Andriola Family
In the age of mega stores and large online retailers we realize that you have a choice of where to shop and we truly thank you of your support of a small woman-owned family business.