El Almendro Turron Blando
Turrón is a classic Spanish holiday treat, and Almendro is one of Spain’s top brands! Traditionally found on Spanish tables during the Christmas season, turrón is delicious anytime! This product is made up of 67% Marcona almonds, paired with honey, sugar and egg whites along with olive oil to keep the texture soft. The tradition of this nougat style sweet in Spain stems from the Moorish conquests of the Middle Ages. It’s comparable to halva, Italian turrone, Peruvian turrón, which sometimes includes anise, and others.
Turrón comes number of different textures and flavors – this version, turrón blando, is slightly soft – the hard version, turrón duro, is also available! The process of making turrón begins by heating the honey. When it begins to reduce, the sugar and egg whites are added, followed by toasted nuts. Artisans blend everything together before leaving it to rest and set. The trick in making turrón is bringing the mixture to the exact set point that gives it the perfect texture. A master turron maker oversees this process. Once the turrón is set it can be kept for up to a year if it is carefully stored. This is the perfect mouth-watering turrón.
Various types of this sweet have an EU protected geographical status including:
- Jijona (Valencian Community)
- Turrón de Alicante (Valencian Community)
- Torró d’Agramunt (Catalonia)
This particular product falls under the Jijona designation.
NET WT 7.05oz