Pianetta Di Barbieri have a passion for the sweeter things in life – they’ve been creating authentic Italian treats for over half a century. This experience comes to a head in their Crema di Marroni – a perfect example of an iconic Italian ingredient and a delicious combination of sweet Italian chestnuts and rich Italian cream whipped into an indulgent spread. It’s the ideal addition in any number of authentic Italian cakes and desserts, and if you want, simply dolloped on vanilla ice-cream.
Ingredients & Nutrition
Chestnuts: 45g per 100g
Typical Nutritional Values per 100g: Energy 1123kJ/265kcal, Fat 2g, Of which Saturates 0.4g, Carbohydrate 59.2g, Of which Sugars 51.6g, Protein 1.2g, Salt 0.05g
Net Quantity: 380g e
Storage Instructions: Keep in a cool and dry place. After opening keep refrigerated.
Made in Italy
Supplier Address: Pianetta di Barbieri &C. s.n.c. via V. Alfieri, 16-27058 Voghera-Italy
Chestnut Cream 380g by Pianetta di Barbieri
Rated 5.0 out of 5
The secret to Barbieri jam is closely guarded, and has been passed down through the family over the last forty years. It’s a mixture of the old and the new, with each generation adding cutting-edge, modern techniques to augment the same centuries-old process. From Bruno, to his son Marco, and then to his nephew – another Bruno – a lot has changed, but even more has stayed the same. And one thing the Barbieri family will absolutely never compromise on is quality. They may have swapped their old cast-iron pots for cleaner metal equipment, but they still check every step – from the fruit selection to the final packaging – by hand, to ensure everything they produce will make the family proud.
Voghera may seem like an unassuming town in the Alpine foothills, but there’s a reason Bruno returned there to begin making his jam and Mostarda. As far back as the fourteenth century, the town was renowned for the candied fruit it produced – products much in demand on the dining tables of royalty across Europe. The tradition has flown down through the ages, and its significance was marked in 2005 when the Mostarda di Voghera was awarded a D.C.O (Denominazione Comunale di Origine) to mark its historic and traditional importance. The Barbieri family are the only ones left upholding the tradition in Voghera – where you can still sense that sweet, fresh smell of candying fruit that’s been there for centuries.
“We should always remember that fruit is a living product. If we handle it with care, the final result is even more satisfying.” Bruno Barbieri belief has defined how the family work. They understand the only way to make the best jam is with the best fruit – so, they carefully oversee the fruit selection process. All their produce comes from the sunny slopes of the Lombardian hills, where it soaks up the Italian sunshine and drinks up the fresh mountain rain. That means they use some of the ripest, sweetest, juiciest fruit in all of Italy - which makes their job all that bit easier.