In 1878, it was Silviano Venchi, a 20-year-old boy from Turin, who was so in love with chocolate that he spent his savings on two bronze cauldrons and began experimenting, first in his own apartment and then in a small workshop on via degli Artisti in Borgo Vaniglia, Turin.
Those experiments were so successful that after a few years they gave birth to the Nougatine, a delicious treat of chopped and caramelised Piedmont hazelnuts coated in extra dark chocolate (try rereading the company's history while sampling one of these delights) and Venchi Spa, "...the most elegant chocolate shop in Piedmont..." named among other things "Purveyor to the Royal Household".
Today, the packaging no longer depicts the royal coat of arms, but the passion, meticulous care and courage to experiment remain strong.
And that is how all those imaginatively named chocolates were brought to life: Chocaviar, Truffles, Gianduiotti, Cremini, the bars, Suprema spread, Gelato and Gourmet eggs.
All delicious, healthy and natural, made with the best ingredients and the best intentions: to look on the bright side and live a long happy life that, if nothing else, is a little sweeter.
All the recipes are founded on the rule of “Buono Buonissimo" (100% natural ingredients, less sugars, no artificial components), and are palm-oil and gluten free. Without forgetting that vegan friendly recipes are steadily increasing.
Shops around the world
Today, with its 140 years of history, Venchi is internationally recognised: for its more than 350 chocolate recipes and 90 ice-cream flavours, available in more than 70 countries, in the most important cities around the world, such as London, Hong Kong, Dubai and New York, with the largest ever chocolate waterfall. As part of this continuous journey towards international expansion, in 2019, Venchi chocolate landed in Berlin, Shanghai and Tokyo in the name of beauty, joy and conviviality transforming “Made In Italy” into “Experienced like in Italy” and exceeding 115 stores worldwide!
One of Venchi's missions is to spread the Italian "Dolce Vita" around the world, enriching even the smallest encounters between taste, joy, sharing and conviviality, and turning them into true celebratory moments.