The origins of breadsticks date back to 1679 when a baker named Brunero Antonio, from Turn italy, was faced with the task of developing a bread suitable for the sick child of a king. Through much trial and error, Mr. Antonio developed crisp and delicate fingers of bread that they recognize today as breadsticks. Alessi's imported breadsticks are made with the same grissini torinesi (Turin style) recipe of centuries ago. They use only the highest quality ingredients, including extra virgin olive oil. Enjoy Alessi Breadsticks as an anytime snack.