Today, D. Barbero is owned by Davide. There is a small museum in the factory sharing his family's history since 1883 and there is a even a permanent line on the wall, a poignant reminder of the water level from the devastating 1994 flood which destroyed all the confectionary for Christmas that year.
The upper floors of the building are home to shining copper bowls. They’re full of honey, egg whites, almonds and local hazelnuts mixed and stirred into a pearly and fragrant sticky mass. D.Barbero’s torroncini is steamed for 7 hours, it’s shaped, cut and cooled on marble tables by hand.
Seven generations of the Barbero family have poured their heart and soul into making these delicious traditional chocolates and nougat. We’re so pleased to have found them on our travels, and are delighted that both their treats will continue to bring Italian joy for many generations to come.