Indulge In The Tradition Of Fine Chocolate As Venchi Opens In The Philippines

Chocoviar chocolates are Venchi’s most beloved treats worldwide

Chocoviar chocolates demonstrate the expertise, style and creativity of the brand showcasing their unique and sophisticated blend of contrasts, delightful fillings and textures, topped with crunchy chocolate microspheres.

Get ready to experience the Italian art of living in the heart of Manila with Venchi's exquisite chocolates and gelato. SSI Group, Inc ("SSI Group"), in partnership with Venchi S.p.A., carves out Venchi's expansion in the SEA region as the world-renowned Italian chocolatier and gelato maker is set to open its first store in the Philippines.


Founded in 1878, Venchi has a storied history of crafting exceptional chocolates and gelato. Each creation is a testament to the brand’s dedication to quality, using the finest natural ingredients and traditional Italian techniques.

Expanding Horizons in Asia

Authentic Taste of Italy via Venchi

Venchi’s Chocogelateria celebrates the wonder of chocolate and offer it in a whole host of forms, including pralines, individual chocolates, spreads, hot chocolate, and gelato.​

As part of Venchi’s ambitious expansion into Asia, where the appetite for premium, high-quality confections is growing, the brand is slated to make its country launch in 2024. Its first shop is set to be located in Central Square Mall in Bonifacio Global City. 

SSI Group, the Philippines’ largest specialty retailer, continues to expand its portfolio with prestigious global brands. With successful ventures in Luxury Retail and F&B industries, including Shake Shack, SaladStop!, and HeyBo, SSI Group is looking forward  to bring Venchi’s iconic chocolates and gelato to the Philippine market. “It has been a mission of the SSI Group to provide complete lifestyle offerings through global partnerships that cater to the evolving tastes of Filipino consumers. We are thrilled to announce the addition of Venchi, one of the oldest and most respected names in the world of fine chocolate, in our F&B and retail portfolio. Recognized all over for our penchant for sweets, we believe that the local market and the Filipinos will embrace the authentic Italian lifestyle brand’s dedicated mastery to creating high-quality chocolates and gelato crafted for your wellbeing. We are proud to partner with Venchi to bring the traditional roots of Italy to the Philippines,” said Anton T. Huang, President and CEO of SSI Group, Inc.

“This is an exciting new chapter for Venchi. I am honored to embark on it with Anthony and the SSI Group, the most trusted retailer in the country. I very much look forward to our continued collaboration and to witnessing the success of our first store in the Philippines. I have the utmost confidence that our shared vision and values will allow us to elevate the premium chocolate landscape and bring joy to our Filipino fans!” said Venchi’s CEO for Asia-Pacific, Marco Galimberti.

For those who appreciate a truly luxurious shopping experience, Venchi's gorgeous Chocogelateria is second to none. From the large displays of chocolate bars and Chocoviar wall, to the beautifully arranged tables showcasing Venchi’s elegant gift boxes, as well as a mouthwatering gelato bar, Venchi’s arrival to share Italian Allegria (joy and happiness) is great news for Manila foodies.

Staying true to its Italian heritage and masterful craftsmanship of chocolate and gelato, Venchi Philippines will feature its original recipes including its hazelnut-based chocolate and gelato, the indulgent and best-selling product - Chocoviar, as well as its low sugar varieties. 

Indulge in the delightful experience of crafting your very own assortment of delectable chocolates with My Venchi Mix

Embrace the opportunity to savor each and every flavor as you embark on a journey through your personal selection of hand-picked chocolates. 

About Venchi:

Venchi Italian Chocolate is on a mission to bring the flavor of the Italian Allegria (joy and happiness) to the world. Venchi creates everyday unforgettable moments of sharing and celebration. With 145 years of expertise in chocolate making, Venchi's history dates back to 1878 when Silviano Venchi, a 20-year-old from Turin who loved chocolate spent his life savings on two bronze cauldrons to experiment which chocolate.

Today, Silviano Venchi's passion, meticulous care and courage to experiment remain. Venchi's values include "Verissimo" (Heritage) - from Piedmont where the art of chocolate is part of the company's DNA. "Allegrissimo" (Allegria) - living the Italian Way. And "Buonissimo" (Balance) - featuring 100% wholesome raw materials, less sugar, and no artificial ingredients. The brand is known for its imaginatively named chocolates: Chocoviar, Gianduiotti, Cremini, bars, chocolate and hazelnut spread, and its famous authentic Italian Gelato.

Venchi is an internationally known brand with more than 350 chocolate recipes and 90 gelato flavors. It is sold in more than 70 countries and more than 180 boutiques in key cities worldwide including London, Hong Kong, Dubai, New York, Berlin, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Venchi products are available at its boutiques, via Amazon at , and its online store at Venchi can be found on social media on , , , and .