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Torino

GUIDO GOBINO

My oh my the beautiful and heavenly taste of Gianduiotto must be sampled here. This delightful chocolate shop hooks you with the most divine smell as you first push through the front door. With many handmade chocolates of different varieties there is a lot to chose from but the Gianduiotto (hazelnut chocolate) is the traditional chocolate of Turin and is still made to traditional recipes. It is made in giant slabs like gold bars where the price is per kilo (quite expensive especially when hazelnuts are not in season) so you can just ask for the smallest slice to get a good taste. They also conveniently package it in a cooler bag with a little ice pack inside to keep it from melting on your way home! Perfecto!

MARA DEL BOSCHI

I know, I know I have eaten too much gelato but this was another favorite of mine. Here there are beautiful hand crafted gelato flavours that are both traditional and exotic. My favorites here were the orange and dark chocolate and the sesame and caramel. They also do the traditional Turin Gianduiotto flavour.

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