About Boncora Biscotti


Made from a family recipe passed down through generations, Bonnie’s crunchy biscotti di Prato were an instant hit. Bonnie rented a small commercial kitchen and began selling her biscotti door-to-door, one gourmet or specialty shop at a time.

Bonnie and her mother, Aurora, founded La Tempesta Bakery Confections a year later. The cookies became a national sensation, sold at stores from Neiman Marcus to Macy’s and named the #1 domestic biscotti by the Washington Post. One of Bonnie’s innovations—Cioccolotti—became the first commercially sold chocolate-dipped biscotti in America.

“In 1983, I said to my mom, ‘We have to do this. This is a really good thing, people love it, and nobody’s doing it.’ She was game and that’s how it started.”

In 1997, Bonnie sold La Tempesta and moved to the California wine country. Now Bonnie’s back in the biscotti business with Boncora Biscotti, and 5% of every sale goes to support Pets Lifeline.

You can read a more in-depth interview with Bonnie Tempesta here.