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Tosca Rosa Tin Original Cantucci Biscuits 200g

£18.50



Best before date: 30/09/2024

1858. This is the year Antonio Mattei created his personal recipe, a variant on an already popular biscuit in the northern part of Italy. Known worldwide with the name of Cantucci, or cantuccini, they are not your usual biscuit: the almonds and pine nuts make them crunchy, not too sweet, loved by all.

This biscuit tin is part of the ongoing series of tin packaging designed by Simone Massoni, a talented artist from Florence, in collaboration with his wife Ilaria Falorsi. It captures the essence of Tuscany as envisioned by the Antonio Mattei Biscuit Factory. Drawing inspiration from the geometric patterns often found on maps, the design highlights a selection of iconic monuments and landmarks from Tuscany that are globally recognized. Notable features include the two entrances of the historic Biscuit Factory in Prato and the newly established Museum Bottega in Florence.

The artwork also includes a distinguished figure, none other than Antonio Mattei himself, the visionary founder of the Biscuit Factory dating back to 1858. In this portrayal, he takes on the role of an unwitting tourist, complete with his classic walking stick, exploring the wonders of the region. The gentle pink hue of the design pays homage to the breathtaking sunsets that grace the skies from the beaches of Versilia to the majestic peaks of the Apuan Alps.

The best way to experience these Antonio Mattei cantuccini is at the end of a meal, with a small glass of sweet wine, like Passito or Vin Santo, tea or coffee. Summer or Winter, morning or evening, with a hot or cold beverage, they are always a great way to pause, and indulge on the moment.

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WHEAT flour, sugar, ALMOND (20%), free range EGG, PINE NUTS. May contain traces of BUTTER, SOY, PISTACHIOS and HAZELNUTS (allergens in CAPS)

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In the centre of Prato, Tuscany, you can find a little shop that has been opened since 1858. Every morning before 10am, using the original recipe Antonio Mattei personally created, cantucci come out of the oven and the entire via Ricasoli smells like biscuits.

They first appeared on the International scene at the 1867 Universal Exposition (World Expo) in Paris, becoming popular all over Europe. Today, the Pandolfini family looks after the brand with the same care and love its original creator intended, allowing us to bring the original cantuccini di Prato to your tables.

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