Tutorial Transcript

Hi everyone and welcome back to my channel! So, in today's video I want to talk to you some classic, traditional candies, which have always been popular here in Italy. When I talk about classic candies, I mean all those candy we used to be small, we went to get secretly from bag of our grandmothers. When I was very little, I went secretly to take the candy from my grandmother's bag. What were these candies? They were candies of various kinds: there were the honey candies, the wedges flavored with orange and lemon, fruit fondants, le mou. And then I also remember the Goliaths, but these my grandfather always gave them to me, because to him loved the Goliaths, he always had a pack of Goliath in your pocket. I just showed you all these candy, but today we will only focus on three of these. I decided to make this video where I tell you the story of some Italian candies, why a few days ago I asked you if you knew these candies and about 2978 people who have replied, 86% replied "no". And then I saw that there was a lot of confusion in the comments and therefore one more reason for make this video. In today's video I want to focus on Rossana, the Galatine and the Leone Pastiglie, that I don't have here with me now, but I'll put you there a photo on the screen to make you understand what they are. I would start with the Rossana, because yes! This candy is iconic and its history begins in 1926, when the entrepreneur Luisa Spagnoli creates these candies. So, this name, Luisa Spagnoli, tells you something? She was a great Italian entrepreneur which has greatly contributed to industrialization of the Umbria region and of Italy in general. In 1907 he founded Perugina, a confectionery company which also gives life to the well-known Baci Perugina, and in the period of the first postwar period it gives life to his other big company, in the field textile, which takes her name, Luisa Spagnoli. If you want to know more, I recommend you go and watch your own Rai film on the life of Luisa Spagnoli. Both companies - Perugina and Luisa Spaniards - still exist today, but unfortunately La Perugina is now owned by Nestlé. At some point a few years ago, Nestlé wanted to stop the production of Rossana, creating not a few controversies, because we know how are these multinationals made, right? They impose their ideas without scruples, without think about the story behind a product and the cultural impact that this product has has. And here we have to thank - I feel of thank the Fida company, also historic Italian confectionery company, which it acquired the brand and the product and effectively saving it. For more than 90 years this candy has been the same to itself: it always has the same wrapping, it always has the same shape and always has the same shape flavor / taste, which is a very special flavor, I also find it difficult to explain what knows this candy. It is basically a hard candy filled with cream of milk, which however also has hints of hazelnut and almond. To understand well, you should taste it. Why is she called Rossana? In honor of the lady loved by Cyrano de Bergerac, Roxanne. And I have to say that among all the candy that I have in front of me, this is the most classic among the classics. We also find milk in the Galatine. The Galatine were born in 1956 from an idea of the Lombard milk producer Polenghi. Then the product passed to Sperlari, another historical company in production of sweets in Italy, since 1991. Originally these Galatine were tablets squares that were also sold in pharmacies. The big change came in 1996, when the Galatine take the shape they have today, that is round. Today Galatine is round, it is no longer one square tablet. Over the years others have been thought of flavors, such as berries, chocolate, however I must say that these are the milk original and are unbeatable, in my opinion humble opinion. The last candy I want to bring to your attention are the Leone Pads. They are the oldest because they were born in 1857 in a confectionery in Alba where Luigi Leone produces these small pads, which originally they were designed for the end of a meal, to digest. And indeed the first tastes are indicative of what. The original tastes were digestive tastes: cinnamon, fernet, rhubarb, gentian, mint. Then obviously over time the idea of the tablet has expanded to that of candy more generally and therefore they are other flavors have also been added. These pads became very famous a Turin. In 1934 a significant change took place: the confectionery is bought by Giselda Balla Monero, pioneer of entrepreneurship female, who understood that this laboratory confectionery had potential. He moved production to a larger place, invested heavily in new packaging, in advertising and also created sweepstakes for the best clients. And for this about attitude / character a lot strong, very determined, very enterprising, in fact, she was nicknamed "the Lioness" by his collaborators. And she remained in charge of the company until 80s, when I then hand everything over to the son. So, let me know in the comments if already did you know these candies or not, they are very curious to know! And I thank you for watching this video and see you in the next! See you soon bye!