Grown north of the town of Asti, the Italian home of our Hazelnut Torrone Nougat. This is the prime hazelnut producing area in Italy, and the place where a couple hundred years ago somebody first came up with the idea of mixing hazelnuts into chocolate. But luckily they save a few hazelnuts back so we can enjoy 'em on their own.
These hazelnuts are harvested by hand, skinned and roasted to intensify their flavor. Slightly sweet, not a bit bitter, easy to devour by the handful.