by Dan Taylor
We here at DiBruno Brothers always take great pride in bringing quality, not-so-typical products into our line, and offering them to our very valued customers. When it comes to biscotti, the delicious, crisp traditional Italian cookie, we make no exceptions. This is why Gilda’s Biscotti is a very important part of our desert category.
Gilda’s not only preserves the old style of baking, using only wholesome ingredients in small batches, but they do it exceptionally well! With each bag of Gilda’s biscotti, you can expect the finest product, perfect to accompany your coffee in the morning, or even accommodate your late night food cravings.
Gilda Doganeiro, formerly the pastry chef at the Four Seasons Hotel, began the workings of her company in 1996, when she realized there was not a proper, traditional biscotti to accompany the rising coffee culture in Philadelphia. She began by supplying the owners of La Colombe (another DiBruno Bros. favorite) with biscotti in exchange for free espresso!
Since then, her company has expanded to supply over a dozen different businesses, as well as her own shop in Salem, NJ, open every Saturday as a treat to fans of all things Biscotti (as well as some other tasty treats.)
Gilda’s offers a variety of 8 different types of Biscotti, all of which have something special to bring to the table. There is Vanilla Bean, Almond Anise, Chocolate Hazelnut, Chocolate Espresso, Cherry Pistachio (my personal favorite), Lemon Fig, Candied Orange Almond, and if you can’t decide between any of those, the “Dad’s Midnight Stash”, which is a combination of all 7!
On top of supplying a product that we are proud to sell in our stores, it is also a great pleasure dealing with Gilda. The amount of care she puts into her company is prevalent in the wonderful business relationship we have created.
For more information on Gilda’s, please visit http://www.gildasbiscotti.com.