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 Our commitment to sourcing high quality hazelnuts

At Ferrero, we are passionate about quality, right down to the finest details. ​

We know how important the unique characteristics of each hazelnut are for many of our iconic products. The hazelnuts we use must meet our precise quality and freshness standards to ensure excellent taste, aroma and texture in all our products. This requires careful quality control along our entire value chain.​

We source hazelnuts from orchards all around the world, but predominantly from four countries – all with Mediterranean-type climates.  These are Turkey, Chile, the United States and Italy. Turkey’s Black Sea region is the world’s largest producer of hazelnuts and consequently where we source many of our hazelnuts however Ferrero’s expertise and tradition with this fruit go back to its roots in Italy, with hazelnuts supplied from Piedmont—where Ferrero was founded—as well as in Lazio and Campania. ​

​We handle our hazelnuts with the greatest of care to make sure only quality ingredients reach our consumers. We meticulously examine and check the hazelnuts we use to ensure they meet our high standards before they are delivered to our master roasters, who roast 100% of our hazelnuts. For each recipe and product, we use a specific hazelnut quality to achieve only the finest taste and to deliver the unique brand experience.​

Innovation and research are critical to helping enhance the quality of the hazelnuts we use. Our Agri Competence Centre focuses on addressing factors that can affect the quality of hazelnuts, working with farmers and research partners to better understand how to mitigate and control these variations.​

All of this helps us ensure we only use quality hazelnuts in our products.​

Ferrero, Quality at heart.​

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Ferrero began its journey in the small town of Alba in Piedmont, Italy, in 1946. Today, it is one of the world’s largest sweet-packaged food companies, with over 35 iconic brands sold in more than 170 countries. The Ferrero Group brings joy to people around the world with much-loved treats and snacks, including Nutella®, Kinder®, Tic Tac® and Ferrero Rocher®. More than 47,000 employees are passionate about helping people celebrate life's special moments. The Ferrero Group’s family culture, now in its third generation, is based on dedication to quality and excellence, heritage, and a commitment to the planet and communities in which we operate.