BRITTLE is a traditional holiday treat that boasts ancient origins.
Its consumption has always been associated with the winter season, the warmth of the Christmas holidays and the smell of cotton candy, caramelized almonds and dried fruit. These are all sweets that we still enjoy today,when we walk through the stalls of village festivals and markets.
This glass container by Cesare Bozzetti is the last relic added to our Museum’s collections and a true testament to the origins of an artisan company. In the 1950s, back when Alessandro Loison was attempting his first confectionery experiments, fragrant bars of brittle were being baked in the small workshop in Motta. They were sold at Christmas time, along with caramels, meringues and a few other regional cookies, such as zaletti and pevarini.
In those years, Alessandro Loison decided to broaden his horizons and began a new business adventure. It was Cesare Bozzetti himself, an old family friend and owner of a small confectionery factory in S. Giorgio, Mantua, who gave Alessandro his first professional tips.
The Bozzetti company closed shortly after the passing of its owner, at the end of the seventies. In addition to brittle, advertised here, they also produced croissants, pastries and snacks that were also sold by Loison in the Vicenza area.