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Italy was experiencing its economic boom years when Antonio Galvagno decided to launch his very own entrepreneurial idea. He started producing spirits and liqueurs to supply bars in his home town of Palermo. It didn’t take long for the stroke luck to come along that all entrepreneurs dream or perhaps by chance, or perhaps by mistake, he made a discovery that became a tremendous success. The “Zuppa Inglese” flavor was born. Originally this was supposed to be an alcoholic drink that tasted like a dessert which was very popular at the time. However, it turned out not to be very suitable for a liqueur, but perfect for making gelato.

It immediate success soon spread outside of Sicily and the Zuppa Inglese was followed by another great invention: “Dariloi”, one of the first ever balanced bases for gelato. Elenka took off and opened a new industrial plant with modern machinery, enabling it to achieve large scale production. From that day on, new products began to replicate the success of their predecessors, such as “La Nocciola” hazelnut paste and “Pistacchio Oroverde”, which made Elenka famous throughout the world as an ambassador for Made in Italy quality.


Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that our products are strictly free from allergens. We certainly do our best, but cross contamination is a possibility during production. If you are particularly worried or highly allergic to certain food products and you wish to play it safe, we politely suggest that you do not consume our products.