TorroneCandy is a family-run and operated business started by Anthony Andriola. As a young boy, he 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 the following summer.
Anne Marie's Concessions morphed into TorroneCandy when, in 2006, we opened our online marketplace to provide our loyal customers with the delicious torrone, biscotti, chocolates, 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 sweets whenever they wish.
Our family values our customers' loyal patronage, and we look forward to serving them online or meeting them at the next festa. TorroneCandy is now run by Anne Marie Andriola and her husband, Jason Hackerman, with help from many family members in Vermont. You can still find Tony and long time essential employee, Roddy, running the torrone stand at Italian summer festivals throughout the Northeast!
The Andriola Family
It's hard to believe that it's been 11 years! Back in 1988 when we started the torrone stand we had no idea that we would launch torronecandy.com in 2006. 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 a bit of the feast to you.
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 business.