Italian breakfast biscuits: The ultimate ranking

My personal ranking of the best Italian biscuits for breakfast

10w ago

Hi, tribers!

As you know, we Italians make a sweet breakfast. We love sugar in the morning! Croissant and cappuccino in a café are ideal, but a home-cooked breakfast with milk and biscuits can also be special.

So... Below you will find my small ranking of Italian biscuits. I don't know which ones you can find abroad, but I wish you could try them all! I have only considered the 'industrial' biscuits, the ones we find in the supermarket and usually eat for breakfast. So... Let's do it!


Grancereale biscuits have different flavors, they are all very good in my opinion. But - obviously - chocolate wins over everything. A biscuit to soak in milk as if it were the last day of the world.


Here is a Mulino Bianco biscuit that mixes chocolate with wholemeal flour. Delightful!


Shortcrust pastry and dark chocolate: here are the original Gocciole. Over the years Pavesi has increased the production: extra dark, wholemeal and then, the coconut Gocciole. All very good, with a preference for those with coconut.


Rigoli are the example that good things are simple. Here are some shortbread biscuits with milk and 100% Italian Millefiori Honey that comes from the nectar of different species of flowers that bees select during the spring and summer blooms.


You have to understand one thing about Molinetti: they are huge (Approx. 7 cm X 5 cm)! They contain wholemeal buckwheat flour, oatmeal flour and brown sugar. Do they look sad to say so? Trust me, they are not. In milk they are divine!

N.2 Pan di stelle - Mulino Bianco

Cocoa, hazelnuts and icing stars: a true poem of taste. Mulino Bianco has developed Pan di Stelle in many recipes: spreadable cream, cake, ice cream, snacks... everything is sublime!

N.1 SCHIACCIANOCI - Mulino Bianco

The best! Pecans, hazelnuts, almonds and cocoa: they are quite recent and jumped to the top of the chart immediately. Soaking a Nutcracker in warm milk gives a special flavour to the day!

These are my favorite cookies! Which ones would you like to taste? And which ones have you already tasted? Let me know in the comments! Good breakfast everyone!

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Comments (26)

  • I have not seen any of these before. I would like to try the non chocolate variations.

      2 months ago
    • Don't you like chocolate?

        2 months ago
    • I don't eat it! I have not had it in over 30+ years so I am not sure I like it or not.

        2 months ago
  • I can find Mulino bianco cookies here 😍. My favorite are the ones with buckwheat, and I have seen the ones with the stars. I will buy them next time.

      2 months ago
    • You will love Pan di Stelle! If you look at their site they really have everything: cakes, croissants, cereals...

        2 months ago
  • Hmm, never heard of any of these, not even the Barilla ones, although you can buy Barilla products in Germany. But then again, I never eat any sweets so what do I know? 😊

      2 months ago
  • I'd taste them all, don't think they're commonly available in the UK.

      2 months ago
  • I've had the Pan Di Stelle! They're delicious!

      2 months ago