The first writings about canestrej date back to the 19th century; simple and round wafers similar to Hosts, enriched with chocolate whose recipe was slightly different from a family to another according to the place of origin. In ancient times these wafers where produced in the fireplace with jaw tools that gave the particular shape like a basket interlacement to the wafer.
It is supposed that the name "canestrej" (small basket) comes from that. Once upon a time there was an advise to cook the wafer: while cooking you had to say a prayer "Lady Mary" was better than "Our Father" because shorter.

A manuscript of the Napoleon period (1805) kept at Biblioteca Reale di Torino talks about the deliciousness of that products: "Bread and pastry: in Biella and its surroundings there is the best bread in the whole Piedmont. It is sent to Vercelli, Turin, especially bread-sticks called Cressin or Grissini. Excellent kinds of pastry, Canestrelli, have been produced as well; their chocolate is appreciated and delivered in many towns".

Jeantet canestrej e Canestrelli keep inside more than two hundred years of history; they are prepared with the best ingredients, respecting still today the ancient recipes.

   Ours Canestrelli

Canestrelli in carton box
Canestrelli in wooden box
Canestrej in faience tray
Canestrej in faience box
Canestrelli with coffee arom in carton box
Mix canestrelli e canestrej
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Canestrelli with cinnamon in carton box
Mix canestrelli al caffè e cannella in scatola di cartone
Mix canestrelli al caffè, cannella e tradizionali in scatola di cartone
Mix canestrelli e note di Giuseppe Verdi
Mix canestrelli al caffè, cannella, tradizionali e note di Giuseppe Verdi in scatola di cartone
Mix canestrelli al caffè, cannella e note di Giuseppe Verdi in scatola di cartone


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