Fabulous as an aperitif with beer, wine, olives and dips
Simple, yet utterly moreish
We are disrupting the snack market!
as consumers turn to baked products
Our producers bakery has been in business for three-generations.
In medieval times, the baker would add a drizzle of olive oil along with a flavour to the scraps of bread dough to make Taralli for the poor.
With their skilled hands they reduced the dough to two narrow lines, which were then crossed at the bottom. After rising under a cloth they were put inside the oven with the bread.
We believe that we have found the best baked snacks in Italy. The products are all made by the bakers at Fiore di Puglia using only the best ingredients.
Our products are made exclusively by a family-run business using many traditional recipes. Delicious bar snacks and organic and gluten free savoury biscuits.
The snacks are baked in Pellet Ovens and the factory uses LED Lighting and energy from renewable resources (-40% greenhouse gas emissions). Daily production is 20,000kg PER DAY! Baked goods sales are increasing as consumers turn away from fried snacks. Fiore di Puglia’s turnover increased by a huge 20% in 2016.
Fantastic as a healthier accompaniment with a cold beer, glass of red or white wine.
Find our snacks in your local bar, pub or wine shop.
Want to sell our snacks? Contact us to arrange a tasting. Use our products as a loss leader or as a profitable and original addition to your snack range.
The History of the Taralli Biscuit originally for the poor
For the last 15 years, that I know of, my mother-in-law has always picked up a bag or two of Taralli from her local Salumeria in the Centre of Molfetta, a small town in Puglia. They are absolutely delicious and it seems, a weekly staple of the Pugliese shopping basket – By Ali Trerotoli – Founder of Vino e Farina – Wholesalers
Now, as with most things, there are taralli and there are TARALLI. There are the ones which you bite into and they stick around the inside of your cheek for the next week, like a cheap biscuit and there are OUR taralli… all made by a family run business in a village in Puglia.
So where did Taralli originate from? The most reliable theory is that the word “tarallo” comes from the greek “daratos” , a kind of bread. How they ended up in Italy, we do not know, but by spending some time in the restaurants of Puglia and Lecce you will see an abundance of Greek and North African influence in the local cuisine on offer.
At the end of the 700’s, the working class and poor were suffering from starvation. One of the remedies to satisfy their needs was represented by tarallo. Where there is almost nothing, nothing is lost and something can be created from almost nothing. Bakers at this time would never dream of throwing away waste such as the scraps of dough from the bread they had just prepared to bake. To these scraps of dough they added flavour, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a little white wine. All staples of the period and all produced on the local land. With their skilled hands they reduced the dough to two narrow lines which were then crossed at the bottom. After rising under a cloth they were put inside the oven with the bread which would be purchased by the wealthy.
Only later in the history of the taralli biscuit, to improve them even further, they started to be passed through boiling water, so as to boil the “taralli” and make them more shiny and crisp. The “tarallo”, brought good fortune to all. To the baker, the scraps of dough were used up with very little effort so there was no waste. To the people who had very little money, they could purchase these now edible scraps and feed their families. Since then, the “tarallo” has not stopped being produced, in fact, it is now present in almost every italian home at some point, especially in the South of Italy. It is useful to offer to friends who drop in for drinks and nibbles as they are delicious accompanied by a cold beer or glass of red or white wine. They can be served as originally intended “as bread” or as a snack with dips and olive oils.
The Fiore di Puglia bakery has been in business for several generations. We decided to work with this particular bakery because we believe that they produce the best taralli and snacks in the Region of Puglia, and maybe Italy?