Gianduja originated in Italy when there was a scarcity of cacao centuries ago. Napoleon Bonaparte prevented British goods from entering European harbours under French control and put a strain on cocoa supplies. A chocolatier in Turin named Michele Prochet used hazelnuts as extenders and before long, people were clamoring for it. These days, children are allowed to eat a perverted version of Gianduja sold cheap by the buckets in grocery shops. These chocolate spreads are filled with lots and lots of sugar and palm oil with a small percentage of the healthy nuts. Unfortunately, very few people realize how unhealthy these “treats” are. So we went back in history and brought back the original goodness of Gianduja. Children and grown-ups alike will love this healthy chocolate spread.