Have you ever sunk your teeth into a fresh homemade family dessert, knowing that decades worth of family tradition is in your mouth?
You may have muttered “Holy Cannoli!” if you were able to get any words out at all.
The cannoli maker
Growing up in her parent’s Italian bakery in Scarborough, Vanessa Chiara launched Holy Cannoli in September 2014 doing popups like at Toronto Gourmet Food and Wine and Waterfront Artisan Market.
Holy Cannoli owner Vanessa Chiara
With deeps roots of Italian desserts in the family business, Vanessa’s classic vanilla cannoli stays effortlessly true to Italian tradition. However she offers some sassy variations: Cannoli tiramisu cups, cannoli chips and dip, cannoli cream pie and even a fill-your-own cannoli kit! She prides her desserts on being freshly filled (never soggy) with her handmade cream.
Cannoli Chips and Dip
“One of the most memorable moments on the job is finding new ways to present cannolis – we’ve collaborated with Eva’s Original Chimneys to create a Holy Chimnoli (Canolli Chimney cakes),” says Vanessa.
When you sink your teeth into a freshly filled cannoli at CraveTO on May 27, know that you’ll be holding decades worth of family tradition in your mouth. If you can get any words out at all, ask Vanessa some questions about her trips to Sicily where she handpicks the shell you just ate.
Raspberry Chocolate Cannolis
Can’t wait until May 27th? Find Holy Cannoli at local retailers: G for Gelato, McEwan Foods or Daniel et Daniel.