The Veneto company Fraccaro produces desserts with “good, clean and fair” ingredients and donate part of the proceeds to the Slow Food Foundation.

In particular, for the “excellent fair trade” panettone and the Dolcefrutto plumcake, Fraccaro uses three Slow Food Presidia food products —Siwa dates (Egypt), Mananara vanilla (Madagascar) and Gargano citrus fruits (Puglia).

The quality of the ingredients is fundamental for Fraccaro: beyond the Presidia, they use 80-year-old sourdough starter, cake flour from a mill in Vicenza, Italian honey and fresh eggs. There is a close collaboration with traditional artisan workshops, such as Rocco Afferrante’s Essenza Garganica workshop in Vico del Gargano (Foggia) that candies the Gargano citrus fruits for the panettone.

The panettone comes with a narrative label and is packaged in tins made by Ricrea (Italian National Consortium for the Recycling ad Recovery of Steel) using recycled steel. At Salone del Gusto 2014 the packaging received a special mention at the Slow Pack awards for social sustainability.

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