In 1989, the Barsoumian brothers and their wives started Amoretti®. With a single recipe for European-style almond pistachio truffle in hand, they set up shop in a nondescript industrial section of Chatsworth, California.
The almond-pistachio truffle did not make it past the company's infancy, but it laid the groundwork for future items. Finding a market for the highly-unique truffle proved to be difficult, however, the company found a large audience with the truffle's deconstructed ingredients of almond paste and pistachio paste. In particular, many bakers found success with Amoretti's distinctive almond paste, a deliciously unique combination of almonds and sugar, which is still available today!