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A heart for chestnuts

The autumnal delicacy for sweet tooths

Listen up, chocolate lovers! South Tyrol delights every autumn with a very special delicacy: the luscious chestnut hearts that melt in one’s mouth in the truest sense of the word. Four ingredients are all it takes to prepare this sweet treat: chestnuts, top-quality dark chocolate with 55-60 percent cocoa, sugar, and fresh whipped cream.

The sweet delicacy was invented in the autumn of 1948, when Ivo Moschén, an apprentice confectioner at Café Maria in Bolzano/Bozen, was told to create something very special for an engagement party. The result: a heart of chestnut mousse dipped in chocolate and cream. The lovebirds weren’t the only ones to be in love with this creation. Since then, chestnut hearts have been part of the South Tyrolean autumn like the traditional Törggelen. Don't miss this unique dessert on your next autumn holiday!