Gianduja (chocolate)

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Gianduja
Chocolate
Place of origin:
Italy
Region or state:
Turin, Piedmont
Main ingredient(s):
Chocolate, hazelnut paste
Recipes at Wikibooks:
Cookbook Gianduja
Media at Wikimedia Commons:
Wikimedia Commons  Gianduja
 
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Gianduja
Chocolate
Place of origin:
Italy
Region or state:
Turin, Piedmont
Main ingredient(s):
Chocolate, hazelnut paste
Recipes at Wikibooks:
Cookbook Gianduja
Media at Wikimedia Commons:
Wikimedia Commons  Gianduja

Gianduja or gianduia (Italian: [dʒanˈduːja])[1] is a sweet chocolate containing about 30% hazelnut paste, invented in Turin during Napoléon's regency (1796–1814). Based on Gianduia, Turin based chocolate manufacturer Caffarel invented Gianduiotto in 1852.[2] It takes its name from Gianduja, a Carnival and marionette character who represents the archetypal Piedmontese, a native of the Italian region where hazelnut confectionery is common.

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