April 22, 2008

Turrón Candy & '1880' Gourmet Guirlache Turrón

turron marcona.jpgEver had Marcona almonds? If not, you're missing out. They are not your every day almonds, these are thinner, usually a little oilier, and with an amazing, distinct flavor. But we digress...we're here to talk about candy that incorporates Marcona almonds. These delectable, cruchy nuggets of goodness make up 65% of the '1880' Gourmet Guirlache Turron gourmet bar. The almonds are bound together with delicious dark caramel and sandwiched with thin wafers. Its hand-made in Alicante, Spain.

The 'suprema' quality of this bar is similar to traditional turrón except that it is made from caramelized sugar and whole fresh (unroasted) almonds, rather than honey and egg white of the traditional turrón.

But what the heck is turrón candy??

"Over a thousand years ago the tradition of turrón began in Spain. By combining almonds and honey, the Moorish conquerors of Spain created a new version of their traditional halva candy. This natural sweet became a Christmas tradition over the centuries, and is now only made in the Mediterranean town of Jijona." - La Tienda

Check out all sorts of Spanish Turron candy.

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Posted by Bob Wallace at April 22, 2008 5:03 PM
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