Delicious Handmade Confectionery.
Real pieces of fruit, nuts, and jellies wrapped in chocolate and spices.
British-Italian entrepreneur Lavinia Davolio abandoned a high-flying career in banking to follow her passion for food. She could have opened a restaurant or trained as a chef, but instead she decided to invent a whole new category of luxury confectionery…
How an investment banker
became a confectioner extraordinaire
Growing up in the famous gastronomic tradition of Italy, I spent a lot of my childhood experimenting in the kitchen and inheriting family recipes from my grandmothers. My love for travel and adventure inspired an international education which stretched from Italy to the US and to China before I was lured to the UK to work for an investment bank.
Throughout my 9 year career in banking I never lost my appetite for culinary creation. This appetite combined with my sense of adventure gradually developed my passion for making original sweets and desserts at home: and so, wanting to create an alternative to chocolate, the heart of Lavolio confectionery started to beat. Having discovered that my ambitions lay in food rather than finance, I took the plunge and created the Lavolio Company, leaving the City behind.
It all started with an idea, and we have now sold more than 1 million Lavolios! We are on a mission to bring you the finest sweets from artisan candy makers, beautifully packaged for an extraordinary gift experience.
When you commit to your craft like we do, everyone pays attention. Take a look at our award-winning Italian confectionery range to see for yourself.