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Journey Through My Sweet Italy

Where do your Lavolios come from?

Did you know that every single Lavolio you have ever had, went on a long journey? All the way from Italy, to your hands. And did you know that this journey is so long, it actually started almost 200 years ago?

So sit back and relax, with your favourite Lavolio collection, as we embark on our own journey to find out where exactly your Lavolios come from…

When I had my original vision for Lavolio, the one that started it all, I knew precisely what I wanted my confectionery to be like. I could see their colours, shapes and textures. But most of all, I could taste them!

So, back to my kitchen experience, the first of these long journeys began, my journey to find the right Italian master confectioners that would be capable of bringing my vision to life.

I wasn’t going to settle for the simple and much easier option of mass producing my Lavolios. No. They had to have a lot more care put into them, a lot more attention to every single ingredient and certainly a lot more love.

After a few thousand kilometers, a long, arduous and exciting process, meeting with endless producers all over Italy - none of which had the qualities I was looking for - I finally found what I’d seen and tasted in my mind.

A confectionery and pastry making family of artisans with almost 200 years experience!

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Seems that what I was looking for needed to be perfected through 6 generations and be made using traditional techniques that aimed to above all maintain that flavour of Italy that I remembered from being a child.

My newly found artisan friends work tirelessly for as many as 5 days to make every single flavour of your Lavolios.

They’re made in enormously heavy copper barrels that hang from high ceilings and are heated from below by braziers.

The barrels must be constantly rotated so that the confectionery inside keeps on rolling.

When I chose my confectioners, I made sure that they would manage to achieve the level of quality I’d looked for for so long, and the secret is in the quality of the products we use. Our gluten-free almonds and hazelnuts are very carefully sourced. With the exciting flavour combinations that we have brought to life with Lavolio we have been able to maintain tradition whilst knowing how to adapt to the changes in the different international palates.

No wonder that once Lavolio came to life, we have grown to find more and more customers not only in Italy, but all over Europe and soon in the US as well.

So there you are, family, tradition, true Italian flavours and a lot of love. All part of the journey to get our Lavolios in your hands.

But perhaps this is not a story to be told but a story to be tasted.


The origin of our products is vitally important to us. We are privileged to work with some wonderful Italian artisans who are dedicated, caring and who love what they do. Every single one of these artisan says GRAZIE for choosing to taste our Lavolio products and for supporting our craft.  The difference is in the taste.

Lavinia Davolio