Of Arabic origins, this sweet, made essentially with an almond base and honey,
turron is an indisputably and important item on any Christmas table.
Turron from Alicante is a nougat obtained by cooking
honey and adding toasted almonds (usually peeled) and egg whites and kneading it
to form a rectangular or round tablet. It is characteristically hard and it is
known especially for the presence of whole or nearly whole peeled almonds.
Despite the obvious industrialisation of its production, the process is still
basically the same as it traditionally has been for centuries.
Classic Turrón "Duro". Incomparable Marcona almonds make up over 65%
of this 'suprema' quality gourmet bar - the most that can be added
before the bars start to fall apart! They are bound together with 100%
orange blossom honey -- to make this ample bar crunchy. For the Spaniard,
1880 is the gold standard of turrón against which all others in the
market are compared. Made following an artisanal process in Jijona,