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Antica Dolceria Bonajuto

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"Oldest chocolateria in Sicily, Bonajuto is a unique piece of extraordinary chocolate produced like the Aztec did, imported by the Spaniards in Europe in the baroque days and when they ruled over Sicily it took over in the city of Modica, one of the richest at the time, with noble Spanish family enjoying their chocolate ritual coming from South America. Totally lost in Spain today this is the oldest way of producing chocolate bars WHITOUT melting/heating the cocoa mass but working it at cold temperatures preserving all aromas, flavonoids and other critical components of a chocolate bean. In the words of two of my artisans there the world makes chocolate today cooking the main ingredient... imagine what wine would be if it was cooked... well this chocolate it’s processed and mixed with sugar at cold Temperature. Owner Pierpaolo Ruta is a true connoisseur and legend for what he and his family have done for this rare chocolate representation."
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"Antica Dolceria Bonajuto is a must-visit destination for chocolate lovers in Modica, Sicily. With over 150 years of history, it is the oldest chocolate factory in Sicily still in operation and one of the oldest in Italy. Since 1880, Antica Dolceria Bonajuto has been processing its chocolate at low temperatures using the ancient Aztec method, resulting in a unique and distinct flavor. Among its specialties are the traditional 'mpanatigghi, which are dumplings filled with a delicious blend of chocolate and beef. Visitors to the factory can take a guided tour of the production process and learn about the history of chocolate making in Modica. The factory also has a shop where visitors can purchase a variety of chocolate products, including bars, truffles, and other traditional Sicilian sweets. "
"While they're known for their chocolate—you've gotta try it—their cannolis were to die for. Get one of each flavor! "

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