In the early 1920s, accomplished Italian chocolatier Don Pablo Traverso immigrated to Mexico from his native home in Turin, Italy, to produce the finest chocolates using Mexican cocoa. Turin Chocolates was established when he partnered with businessman Don Jesús Peñaloza Jiménez in 1928.
The company grew over the years, launching some of its leading products, like the Turin Bunny in the 1950s. In the 1960s, Turin moved to automated production lines, integrating with one of Latin America’s oldest chocolate companies and adapting to new technology. By the 1970s, the company was producing new products and modernizing its operations in preparation for global expansion. By the 2000s, the company’s exports grew to 33 percent of its annual sales.
Turin Chocolates expanded their operations to Frisco, Texas, in 2005 when the Mexican chocolate company expanded its market reach to 25 countries on five continents. The company produces a variety of fine chocolate products, including their internationally popular liquor filled chocolates.
For more than eight decades Turin Chocolates has been producing world class premium chocolates. Turin’s original Italian heritage is preserved in its unique formulas and brings together the highest quality ingredients, the legendary single origin cocoa bean from Mexico, and the most advanced state of the art European technology.
Turin’s finest premium filled chocolates offer a unique luscious experience to the most sophisticated and exquisite palate.
Today, Turin Chocolates, “The Taste of Indulgence,” employs up to 50 people in the United States.
Location: Frisco, TX - 3rd District
U.S. Employees: Up to 50
Exports to Other Countries: No
Turin Chocolates is known for producing premium filled chocolates.