From a priest reader:
When I have lived in Italy for extended periods of time I noticed that virtually all the hosts there are the conventional white variety and the priests’ hosts are stamped with religious symbols such as the Agnus Dei.
These are like the hosts I remember from back in the 1960s.
Here in the U.S. I can only find those pressed appearance hosts that have a texture something like chewable styroform. They come in brown ("whole
wheat") and white.
Do you know of any monastery or religious goods store in the U.S. where I can order the kind of hosts used in Italy.
I suggest you contact John in the church goods section of Leaflet Missal Company based in St. Paul. (651) 487-2818 They have some nice priest’s hosts with good religious symbols. I used them.