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    #NationalCannoliDay 2021

    NationalCannoliDay

    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.”

    Traditional Cannoli Parfaits

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    Cannoli parfaits are just as easy as they are delicious. Simply layer cannoli crumbs or chips with your favorite cannoli filling, chocolate chips and any other toppings, and you've got an easy to make dessert that everyone will love. 

     

    Cannoli Parfaits from Golden Cannoli Shells Co. using cannoli shells and cannoli cream, wholesale cannoli shells

     

    We opted for something classic with these parfaits, and used crushed cannoli shells, mini chocolate chips and our traditional cannoli cream

     

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    These cannoli parfait can be made in your favorite cups or glasses. We like these tall narrow ones that really show off the layers. Great for dinner parties, or Sunday brunch, these can be made in advance and refrigerated so getting fresh cannoli flavor and crunch (no soggy shells here) is easy!

     

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    We recommend separating the layers of crumbs and cream with chocolate chips, dried fruit or candied nuts to keep the shell as crisp as possible. Customize these with different mix ins, cannoli chip flavors, or even different creams. Check out our springy recipe for key lime pie parfait's here

     

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    Cannoli Cupcakes

    Cannoli Cupcakes

     

    After the chaos of the holidays we're tired of big fancy desserts, lots of tiny cookies, and frankly, any cooking project that require a lot of work. These cannoli cupcakes are easy and impressive. Use our pre mixed cannoli cream to make these an even simpler dessert that is sure to WOW. 

     

    Cannoli Cupcakes with Chocolate chips and original cannoli chips

    You'll need:

    One white or yellow boxed cake mix prepared to package directions

    1/2 tsp of orange zest

    1 tsp of cinnamon

    I large bag of Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cream OR one recipe of our cannoli cream found HERE mixed with 1 cup of chocolate chips

    Cannoli Chips and additional chocolate chips to top them off

     

    Prepare the box cake as directed, add orange zest and 1 tsp of cinnamon and scoop into a greased or lined muffin tin. Bake according to package instructions. 

     

    Filling Cannoli Cupcakes with Chocolate chip cannoli cream

     

    Let cupcakes cool completely and mix your cannoli cream.  Put cannoli cream in a gallon ziploc bag, or a pastry bag fitted with a star tip.  

    Once the cupcakes have cooled, use a spoon or a small biscut cutter to cut out a 1" x 1" circle in the center of the cupcake.  Fill this with chocolate chip cannoli cream. Finish the cupcake with even more sweetened cannoli cream, or the buttercream frosting of your choice. 

     

    Filling cupcakes with chocolate chip cannoli cream

     

    Top with additional chocolate chips andOriginal Cannoli Chips, refrigerate, and serve.  

    Cupcakes can be made in advance, we don't recommend filling them more than a 12 hours in advance.  

    PS. For a perfect cut in half cannoli cupcake, freeze for 30 minutes, then cut with a clean hot knife (we ran ours under hot water for 30 seconds).  

     

    Original Cannoli Chip Cupcakes

    Get Creative with Cannoli Chips

    Get Creative with Cannoli Chips

    With back to school right around the corner we're sharing three different creative snack plate ideas! Nothing beats the taste and texture of our crispy and flakey cannoli chips. We've paired them with fruit, cannoli cream, and other delicious snacks for an unforgettable snack!

    Powdered Sugar Cannoli Chips with Fresh Fruit, Veggies and Cannoli Cream

    Cannoli Chip snack plate, after school snack ideas from Golden Cannoli,

    Our Bakery Style Powdered Sugar Cannoli Chips are paired with sliced apples, blueberries, strawberries, pretzels, baby carrots and a little cannoli cream. 

    Fall Snacks with Cinnamon Sugar Cannoli Chips

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    Cinnamon sugar chips pair perfectly with dried pineapple, burnt sugar and fennel shortbread from fellow Boston brand Lark Foods, apple slices, pretzels and cannoli cream topped with cinnamon sugar.  

    Chocolate Lovers Snack Plate

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    Cookies & Cream Chips pair up with chocolate chip cannoli cream, brownie brittle, sliced strawberries and pretzels for this striking chocolaty snack plate. 

    For more dessert inspiration follow us on Pinterest

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