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    #NationalCannoliDay 2021


    Holy Cannoli, the day is finally here!

    Happy #NationalCannoliDay! While we celebrate cannoli every day, we’re thrilled to have some fun and spread some cannoli awareness and facts with you. Plus, we’ve partnered with social media gurus to give away prizes that are sure to excite.

    Cannoli come from Italy and have been served as a delicious treat since somewhere between 827 and 1091. While the Golden Cannoli Shells Company was started much more recently than that, we’ve got our signature, high-quality taste and golden finish down to a science. For more than 50 years, our product line has grown to include not only our original cannoli shells, but also chocolate covered shells, a range of cannoli fillings and dips and our very own creation: the cannoli chip.

    Some fun facts about cannoli:

    • The word cannoli is plural! When you only want one (and really, who only wants one?), it’s called a cannolo!
    • One of the most famous cannoli references of all time was made up on the spot! In one of the more memorable lines of The Godfather, Clemenza says “Leave the gun – take the cannoli.” It turns out that the line in both the script and the novel only read: “Leave the gun.” We prefer the version with cannoli.
    • The world record for the largest cannolo is a whopping 119.069 kg (or 262.5 lb). Who could create such a masterpiece? Actually, it was us! Our team at Golden Cannoli paired up with Lactalis American Group, Inc. in 2014, and no one has beaten us yet!

    Our #NationalCannoliDay giveaway has been brought to you through a partnership with the brand Rustic Marlin and social media influencers Savvy Saving Couple, DomestiKateBlog and Making Marinos. The prize? We’re giving away the ultimate Cannoli Starter Pack to three (3) lucky winners! The pack includes: delicious treats from Golden Cannoli, a custom Rustic Marlin serving tray and a Nespresso Vertuo Next (pods included)! To learn more about how you can enter and celebrate our favorite holiday with us, visit the above social media pages. Good luck!


    *Giveaway ends June 21, 11:59 p.m. EDT. No purchase necessary. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Instagram. Open to residents of MA, CT, NY, VT, RI, ME only. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Winner will be contacted by DM. Prizes must be claimed within 24 hours. Sponsor will ship prize. We are not responsible for lost or stolen packages.


    Golden Cannoli Continues SQF Level III Certification

    We are excited to announce that Golden Cannoli continues to be rated at a SQF Level III Certification. The Safe Quality Food standard is renowned by foodservice providers and retailers who require rigorous and dependable food safety management systems. They are the only GFSI recognized standard that incorporates a food quality component in addition to standards for food and employee safety. Level III is the SQF’s highest standard that can be met, and Golden Cannoli continues to excel in this area every year.

    Golden Cannoli has had a long-standing commitment to excellence. Since their fathers started the business in 1970, quality, safety and family values have been at the heart of it all. After achieving Level II Certification in 2016, they knew achieving Level III was their next step. To attain Level III certification, certified SQF auditors assessed the company’s Food Safety Quality Management System (FSQMS), including vendor management, allergen control, food security, crisis management, Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points (HACCP), and their food quality and control.

    “As a family business, we’re very aware that our family name is represented by every product that leaves our factory” says Valerie Bono, owner and chief sales and marketing officer. “Achieving this certification ensures that everything that leaves our facility is made to the highest food quality and safety standards.” The Golden Cannoli team worked tirelessly to achieve this certification. When asked what’s next after this exciting achievement, Valerie said, “We are interested in continuously improving internally so our external relationships can continue to thrive post COVID. We are proud of what we have accomplished and earning a near perfect score is amazing, but the work and commitment remains our top priority so we can sustain excellence in the industry in 2021 and beyond.”

    New Year, New Look: We've Rebranded!

    Golden Cannoli's new labels, spring 2019

    This spring Golden Cannoli is launching newly rebranded ready to serve items. These new labels draw inspiration from traditional Italian bakeries, with their bold clear signage, clean lines, and bright simple color schemes. Straight to the point, their labels call out the handmade nature of their products (each cannoli shell is still handmade in their Chelsea, MA facility), their Kosher certification, and still manage to be family friendly, playful, and fun. This fresh new look is clean, easy to read, and is sure to stand out on shelves and tabletop displays in specialty shops, in-store bakeries, and more.

    Look for new labels on their full range of pre-packaged bakery items, including their cannoli chips, pre-filled cannoli, chip and dip platters, and grab & go cups. This rebrand comes with the addition of two new products to their line, a small chip and dip platter and single serve grab & go cup, both filled with bite size cannoli chips and sweet cannoli cream.

    Golden Cannoli Shells Co. remains committed to the same values their fathers’ had when launching the business over 45 years ago; a commitment to quality, innovation and customer service. “We’re excited about the relaunch of the Golden Cannoli brand,” says CEO and Owner Valerie Bono “With this change we’re hoping to introduce cannoli to a whole new generation of shoppers. This updated packaging has a classic look that will appeal to customers of all ages.” Products range in price from $3.99 to $16.99 so people with any budget can make the Golden Cannoli family tradition, a tradition of their own.

    Expect product to roll out early this spring, with the full product line switching over by June of 2019. For questions about the change, reach out to us at 617.868.2826, or by email at info@goldencannoli.com 

    Golden Cannoli Shells Co. makes cannoli shells, cannoli chips, and ricotta fillings. For over 45 years this family owned company has delivered authentic, handmade, and delicious product not just coast to coast, but all over the world.

    New Label on Cannoli Chips from Golden Cannoli Shells Co. Prepackaged items from Golden Cannoli Shells Co, new packaging

    New Products from Golden Cannoli

    Chip & Dip platter and Grab & Go Cannoli Chip and dip products from Golden Cannoli Shells Co. Golden Cannoli Shells Co. is excited to announce an expansion of their ready to serve line with the addition of a single serve Grab & Go Cup and a Small Chip and Dip Platter. These new ready to serve packages are filled with our bite size cannoli chips and sweetened ricotta cannoli dip. Cannoli chips are an exciting new twist on traditional cannoli; cut into bite size triangles from cannoli dough, they’re then fried golden brown and dusted with powdered sugar. These dippable chips are the perfect accompaniment to our extra smooth cannoli dip made with high quality ricotta impastata, sugar, and a touch of vanilla.

    Each package is designed with the customer in mind! Whether you’re grabbing a cup to snack on in the car or office, or picking up a small platter to bring home for family and friends, these portable treats are the perfect way to enjoy cannoli any time, anywhere. Each container is resealable and can be stored frozen. Like all of our products, these new additions are made in our SQF level three facility and are Kosher certified.

    These new items are premiering at the Specialty Food Association's Fancy Food Show this January in San Francisco. Stop by Booth 5561 January 13th-15th to see these new innovative packages first hand. Stay tuned for retail availability, wholesale customers please reach out to info@goldencannoli.com for more information.  

    A Golden Christmas Party


    We took some time in December to celebrate the holiday season with our employees. Golden Cannoli is still family owned and has been for over 45 years, taking time to share a meal with our staff helps bring us together and celebrate our accomplishments from the past year.  

    Food was prepared by owners and management for over 65 production employees and included everything from paella, to empanadas, and chicken milanese.

    The founders of Golden Cannoli (our current owners' fathers) cousins Frank and Angelo stopped by to see how things were running! Pictured from left to right are the men who started it all, Frank Bono, Mario Cerqueira, Angelo Cattaneo and Angelo Bresciani 

    Join us in thanking our staff, and wishing them a happy and healthy New Year!