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A Tradition of Chocolate in Sicily

September 5, 2017

 

Some of the best chocolate in the world is made in a small, unassuming factory in Modica, a beautiful hillside city in Sicily's South Eastern Region. 

 

Antica Dolceria Bonajuto has been producing chocolate in Modica for over 150 years, making it the oldest chocolate factory in Sicily. Its production, which has been passed down through the family from generation to generation, draws from an ancient Aztec tradition of Xocatl, introduced to Sicily by the Spaniards during their domination of the region, and has since come to be the defining characteristic of Modica chocolate. With a uniquely grainy texture and aromatic flavor, Bonajuto chocolate continues to surprise and impress sweet lovers around the world who flock to Modica to tour the factory and sample some of the mouthwatering flavors on offer.

From cardamom chocolate bars, to chili chocolate bon bons, to lavender infused chocolate nibs, Bonajuto continues to produce some of the most unique and creative combinations available. They even offer house made pastries such as cannolis and cream puffs that cause an enormous line to form outside the shop each evening before the daily and limited batch is ready for sale. 

Small tours are available to the public so you can see first hand how coco mass is transformed into chocolate bars and other famous Bonajuto sweets, and taste the chocolate at each point during the production. You can then shop their selection of amazing chocolates and sweets while enjoying a freshly made pistachio cannoli and a cup of chocolate sauce or house made chocolate liqueur.  

 

Book with Isarti today and make a chocolate factory tour a part of your itinerary. Bonajuto is a must see in Sicily, and a food experience that you will not soon forget! 

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