Tuesday Travel Bite: Turin’s Best Chocolate

 

Some of the best chocolate in the world is made in Turin and for me, the best of the best is made by Guido Gobino.

Guido Gobino in Turin

 

In his shop on Via Lagrange, you can choose from a diverse selection that results from Guido’s constant experimentation with new flavours and tastes. Traditional chocolates are not forgotten and are made using the highest quality beans sourced from Central and South America.  You must try his giandujotto chocolates, a mix of chocolate and Piedmont hazelnuts that originates from the 1800s when chocolate was in short supply.

Guido Gobino in Turin

Which one will I choose?

 

Guido Gobino in Turin

Inside the shop…more chocolates to choose from

 

There’s a cosy sitting room in the back to enjoy his sensational hot chocolate but if the weather is beautiful, the best place to be is outside where you can watch the people wander by.

Because you are in Turin, you have to try a bicerin, the city’s famous drink made with a mixture of coffee, chocolate and cream.

At Guido Gobino it is served with a modern twist.

Bicerin at Guido Gobino in Turin

 

The summer bicerin won me. It looked stunning served in a test tube glass but, be warned, you may need two.

Summer bicerin at Guido Gobino in Turin

The summer bicerin in a test tube!

 

Chocolates from Guido Gobino in Turin

Don’t forget to make sure you take some of these home!!

 

 

Have you tried Turin’s famous chocolates?

 

 

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14 Responses to Tuesday Travel Bite: Turin’s Best Chocolate

  1. Krista February 5, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    I have passed the sign to Turin, but I’ve never been there. I would LOVE to try the bicerin!! How scrumptious that sounds. 🙂

    • jenny@atasteoftravel February 6, 2013 at 9:16 am #

      Bicerins are a great combination of chocolate and coffee Krista. The summer version is fabulous too. Next time you’ll have to turn off at the sign for Turin!

  2. Johanna at ZigaZag February 5, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    Oh yes! I would love to try. Coffee, chocolate and cream, what a heavenly mix. Bicerin I think I love you 🙂

    • jenny@atasteoftravel February 6, 2013 at 9:17 am #

      Even this not coffee drinker loved them Jo! Off to Turin for you!!

  3. budget jan February 6, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    Hazelnuts and chocolate are a match made in heaven, but I would have to buy them to take home and indulge in a Bicerin while on the premises.

    • jenny@atasteoftravel February 7, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

      Chocolates certainly are made in heaven Jan. It’s always a good idea to bring some home.They beat the old Cadburys!!

  4. Geri Dreiling February 6, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    I haven’t tried Turin’s famous chocolates. However, after reading your post and looking at the mouth-watering images, I’m ready to give them a try!

    • jenny@atasteoftravel February 7, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

      Turin is a fun place to visit Geri and it’s only an hour from Milan! They have a chocolate tour that lets you try all the different chocolate makers in Turin. As you would imagine it’s very popular!

  5. Michael Hodson February 6, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

    Even though I am not the world’s biggest chocolate fan… this post made my mouth water. Tasty.

    • jenny@atasteoftravel February 8, 2013 at 12:25 am #

      Even if you’re not a chocolate fan Michael, you’ll have to try a bicerin! They are delicious! Thank you for stopping by.

  6. Leigh February 7, 2013 at 2:19 am #

    I’ve never heard of bicerin before – but I’d be willing to try it. Funny – I never would have associated Turin with chocolate.

    • jenny@atasteoftravel February 7, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

      It’s a Turin thing Leigh and certainly worth a try!Turin is very well known for their chocolate..and it’s all delicious!

  7. Red Nomad OZ February 16, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    Stop! I’m salivating!!! I think I’d have to stay in the shop for some hours – there’s no way I’d be able to actually select just one or two things!!

    • jenny@atasteoftravel February 17, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

      We a went back a couple of times just for that reason and then I had to buy a huge selection to bring home as well.

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