History The origins of Pastiglie Leone, one of the oldest confectionery companies in Europe, date back to 1857 when Luigi Leone decided to open a candy store in the town of Alba in Northwest Italy. Here, he began to produce small, friable, multi-colored pastilles which were delicately flavored, thirst quenching and digestive. After only a few years, he moved his business to Turin in order to guarantee supply of his confectionery creations to the Royal and Noble houses which had become passionate consumers. Even today, Leone\\\\'s pastilles are the best expression of the company\\\\'s image. Available in 28 flavors, the decorative tin containers, which have won various prizes, are refined collector\\\\'s items all over the world. In 1934, Giselda Balla Monero, together with her brother, Celso Balla, took over the Pastiglie Leone business and transferred production to the new and current premises. They transformed the Art Deco style building at 242, Corso Regina Margherita, Turin into a modern factory producing pastilles, candies and chocolate. iselda Balla had just one objective, to help her business to grow by expanding and improving their range of products. Based on the firm foundations of this tradition, Pastiglie Leone has been able to evolve and keep up with the times while creating many other successful products including Fruit Gums, Jellies, Fondant and other specialties in the confectionery sector and, for over forty years, in the Herbal sector. Custodian of this tradition is the son, Guido Monero who, in collaboration with his family, has taken on responsability for their continued commitment to excellent quality. Today, Pastiglie Leone is increasingly aware of a new way of thinking about confectionery, which considers the nutritional aspect as a behavioral science to be taught through high quality products and accurate information based on international scientific research. Several product lines have recently have been created following these guidelines and delicated to those consumers who are particularly carefu about the nutritional aspects of their lives.