World War II, 1939 - 1944. The fight for control of this strategically important island proved to be tough times for the family. With a shortage of raw materials, Pio needed to find a way to continue manufacturing Galletti, in order to provide food for a growing family.
Made from flour, water, salt and yeast, the Galletta was ideal for merchant and naval ships going out to sea. Galletti were exchanged for flour or grain at the Grand Harbour, thus keeping the family bakery going during these tough times.