History of our Italian Desserts
In 1987, my Dad, George Zallie was preparing to open his first super store. He wanted to offer a uniqueness not found in other supermarkets. A big part of his focus became improving the bakery. At that time, supermarket bakeries were known for offering frozen products that were thawed and baked, not made from scratch in the store. He set out to change that!
On a trip to Italy, he met two Italian bakers named Sergio Longoni and Nino Carbone. He convinced them to come to the United States for a few months to teach his bakery associates how to make true Italian desserts. The Italian desserts and cookies that we offer today are made from scratch in-store with these authentic Italian recipes brought to us by Sergio and Nino in 1987.
I hope you and your family enjoy them!