Enjoy the Lavolio Experience

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SERIOUSLY SOPHISTICATED

Delicious Handmade Confectionery.

Real pieces of fruit, nuts, and jellies wrapped in chocolate and spices.
Much more than a box of chocolates.

ONE-OF-A-KIND

Each Lavolio sweet has a delicate sugar-spun shell hand made in the old-fashioned way.

Our Journey

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

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Lavinia grew up in a very gastronomic Italian family and spent a lot of her childhood experimenting in the kitchen and cooking with her grandmothers.
A
 love of travel took her to study in the United States and China before she was lured to the UK to work for an investment bank.
Throughout her 9-year career she never lost her appetite for culinary creation. She soon found her preferred niche and gradually developed a passion for making original sweets and desserts at home: this passion is the origin and the heart of Lavolio confectionery. She then realised that her ambitions lay in food rather than finance, so she took the plunge, left the City behind and created the Lavolio Company.

“It all started with an idea” says Lavinia “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.”

After a few months spent travelling around the world, Lavinia’s dream of a proper confectionery revolution is about to be made a reality…
Lavolio creates a stir among London-based stockists and the food press with an extravagant launch party at the Italian Cultural Institute in London
We start selling our sweets in food markets around London: early buyers have never seen anything quite like it before. The markets sell out and order more stock!
A chance encounter during one of these markets leads to Lavolio's first stockist launch: the family-owned Partridges of Duke of York Square
Lavolio hand-crafted luxury confectionery is awarded 3 stars at the prestigious Great Taste Awards by the Guild of Fine Foods
The Lavolio team grows, we get a shiny new office. Our HQ is based in Fulham, not far from Chelsea and we celebrate because we are near a post office
Lavolio is launched at Fortnum & Mason, as explained by Lavinia: "This feels like a dream come true!" We even feature in their Piccadilly window
Our first nationwide stockist OCADO adds Lavolio confectionery to its range. Suddenly it’s easier for most of the country to get our delicious surprises
The Huffington Post publish the story of our founder Lavinia Davolio, writing about her life as an investment banker turned professional foodie
We’ve won an Award! The Grocer magazine names Lavinia one of its Top New Talents for 2015. We celebrate with some new stockists
Pop-up store in Old Street station: we meet an American customer who buys one box of Decadent Spiced: turns out he’s the global marketing manager at Amazon!
Lavolio signature collections go live on Amazon Launchpad (where inventions take flight) and you can now buy them conveniently on Amazon Prime
We are over the moon as Lavolio's newest product, our deliciously nutty Soft Nougat, is awarded 2 stars at the Great Taste Awards
Lavolio’s luxury confectionery is enjoyed by Royalty, Michelin-starred restaurants, in prestigious establishments and in boutique food stores around the world!