Brittle is a very hard confection usually make from plain sugar syrup cooked about to the caramel stage and poured over nuts, in this case, almonds. Brittle is a simple and ancient sweet and is very similar to some dark types of nougat, but without the egg whites. Croccante is the Italian version of brittle, and usually includes a little bit of butter, giving croccante a dark / opaque color. Antica Torroneria Piemontese started in 1885. Now in its fourth generation, many employees have over 20 years' experience. Inspired by the Piemontese Hazelnut, Antica Torroneria Piemontese continues to produce high quality nougat, chocolate and confections. Taste Profile: sweet, rich, crunchy, deeply caramel, nutty.