Our Italian Hazelnut Orchards
Our environmentally and socially responsible standards for core ingredients
Our Italian Hazelnut orchards program
From our early beginnings in 1925, hazelnuts have always been the key ingredient in our Loacker wafer and chocolate specialties.
We only use 100% Italian hazelnuts, which we grow in our own groves and in collaboration with local farmers in Italy. The idea behind the “Noccioleti Italiani” (“Italian hazelnut orchards”) project was born in 2011 and became operational in 2014 when Loacker set up its own groves in Tuscany.
The “Italian hazelnut orchards program” not only aims to secure constant access to high quality raw materials, but also aims to promote hazelnut cultivation and revitalizing the agricultural agenda. The project also includes different advantages to the farmers: by signing long-term partnership contracts, Loacker guarantees to purchase the entire yield at an advantageous price.
As a family business, we do not only value sustainability through respect for the Earth, but also understand the careful attention that goes into farming projects and partnerships.
We currently source part of our hazelnuts from two farms in Tuscany owned by Loacker, for a total area of around 270 hectares. In addition, there are around 500 hectares already planted by 90 farms participating in our supply contract project in Veneto, Umbria, Tuscany and the Marche.
Through long-term collaborations with local farmers, we commit ourselves to collecting the entire crop and to providing support and know-how in the various stages of cultivation. By doing so, we can always guarantee:
- High quality hazelnuts
- Full traceability
- Sustainable sourced ingredients
At Loacker, we aim to create the best taste using the best quality natural ingredients and will continue pioneering new ways to source and grow ingredients aligned with our sustainability values.
Our Good Choices
Loacker's Hazelnut Specialities
Are you curious what hazelnut products we have?
The answer is probably a lot more than you think!
Quadratini Hazelnut, creme-filled wafer cookies, 8.82ozOriginal price $4.89 Current price $3.91
Experience the intense flavor of freshly, in-house roasted 100% Italian hazelnuts. This resealable bag contains 65 bite size premium wafer cookies filled with finest hazelnut cream. Loacker Quadratini are ideal for sharing with friends and loved ones or perfect to enjoy by yourself with a delicious cup of cappuccino. This product is Non-GMO Project Verified.
Minis, variety pack of creme-filled wafer cookies, 40-ctOriginal price $12.99 Current price $10.39
It won't be easy to choose which Loacker Classic Minis flavor to try out first: Hazelnut, Chocolate or Vanilla. This assorted bag contains 40 individually wrapped, bite-sized wafer minis. Loacker Classic wafer Minis are ideal for sharing with friends, for on the go or as a little treat for yourself. Loacker Classic Minis are also perfect to be served alongside a cup of coffee.
Classic Hazelnut, creme-filled wafer cookies, 6.17ozOriginal price $3.29 Current price $2.63
Experience the intense flavor of freshly, in-house roasted 100% Italian hazelnuts. This family-size bag contains 175g of premium wafer fingers filled with finest hazelnut cream. Loacker Classic wafers are ideal for sharing with friends and loved ones or perfect to enjoy by yourself with a delicious cup of cappuccino. This product is Non-GMO Project Verified.
Chocolate Bar with Hazelnut Creme & crispy wafer, 1.90ozOriginal price $2.19 Current price $1.75
Experience a new take on the classic chocolate bar! This chocolate bar combines delicious milk chocolate with a heart of crispy wafer and velvety hazelnut cream filling. This is pure pleasure in a practical format that perfectly fits in your backpack and is great for sharing with friends and family.
Chocolate Bar with Caramel Hazelnut & wafer crispies, 1.76ozOriginal price $2.19 Current price $1.75
Delicate white chocolate, crunchy caramel nuggets, little pieces of hazelnuts and crispy wafer crisps make this chocolate bar irresistible. This handy 1.76 OZ chocolate bar is perfect for on the go and to share with friends and family.
Patisserie Dark Hazelnut, chocolate coated specialty, 3.53ozOriginal price $4.39 Current price $3.51
Little pieces of toasted hazelnuts, crispy wafers, hazelnut cream and a decadent dark chocolate coating make Loacker Patisserie Dark Hazelnut 100g a treat of great finesse. We only use 100% Italian hazelnuts and cocoa from our Sustainable Cocoa Farming program. The tray contains 10 bite-sized chocolate covered premium wafer fingers filled with finest dark chocolate cream. Loacker Patisserie surprises you with a delicate combination of different layers and are perfect little gifts or ideal for your perfect moment of indulgence.
Thins Hazelnut, creme-filled wafer cookies, 5.29oz$3.29
These thin wafers are a lighter, crispier take on our classic Loacker wafer fingers. The hazelnut cream is made from 100% Italian hazelnuts and roasted in-house. This family-size bag contains 150g premium thin wafer fingers filled with finest hazelnut cream. Loacker Thins are ideal for sharing with friends and loved ones or for dunking in a glass of milk.