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    News from Golden Cannoli

    SQF III Certification

    We are so excited to announce that Golden Cannoli has renewed its SQF level III Certification. 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 SQFI’s highest standard that can be met.

    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. In order 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 name family are 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.” Bono and Golden Cannoli worked hard with their in-house SQF Practitioner, Rita Aguilar, to get here. When asked what’s next after this exciting achievement Lubega said “SQF Systems are all about improvement and opportunities for improvement. We’re looking at production efficiencies and improving customer experience.”


    For more information about Golden Cannoli's SQF certification, please reach out to info@goldencannoli.com

    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! 

    Thompson Island 4K Trail Run

    Golden Cannoli was a proud participant and sponsor of this years Thompson Island 4K Trail Run! This unique race takes place on Thompson Island in Boston Harbor and raises money for the Thompson Island Outward Bound Program.  Golden Cannoli Staff took the ferry over, participated in the race, then enjoyed barbecue and drinks on the island before taking the ferry back into the city.  

    Golden Cannoli Thompson Island 4K run

    Thompson Island is one of 11 outward bound sites in the U.S. and provides opportunities for students to learn outside of school in their island classrooms.  Their programs are free and play a crucial role in closing achievement and opportunity gaps facing Boston middle schoolers.  They focus on more than just academics, and work on team building, character development, compassion and service.  To learn more about their programing, please click here.  

    Golden Cannoli Participates in thompson Island outward bound

    We are so grateful for the opportunity to give back to such a great cause, and look forward to participating again next year! 

    Golden Cannoli employees run thompson island 4K

    Thank you for having us!