While there are two basic types of the soft and hard variety, there’s so much more going on in turron vocabulary you should know about! Let’s start with the classics, shall we?!
Turrón de Jijona (turron blando) is a soft confection made by infusing sugar and honey mixture with chopped almonds and the natural oil they carry, resulting in a smoother texture and enchanting aroma. Jijona variety is picky-eater approved since it’s easier to cut, serve, and nibble to tie you over the afternoon slump. The fabled treat is IGP (The Protected Geographical Indication) preserved, ensuring all stages of production take place in the town of Jijona!
To give creamy, soft delight a taste, El Artesano Jijona turron will be the perfect start; however, you have to keep in mind that there’s no way to ever upgrade from the “Suprema.” It simply doesn’t get any better than El Artesano. Made by unbelievably generous 70% of fabled Marcona almonds, soft Spanish nougat carries unmatched sweetness, the delectable aroma, and a one-of-a-kind buttery feel. What can we say? It’s all because of Marcona almonds; they’re known as Queen of Almonds for a good reason. Of course, with us, there’s a treat for every dietary need, too - e.g., Turron de Jijona by 1880 is gluten-free, so there’s no stopping you!
The popularity of the Jijona variety doesn’t mean Turron de Alicante gets a bad rep, as the hard, brittle candy from Alicante is equally delicious. Long-time admirers know exactly how to pair the gourmet specialty - the secret is to dip it. The Alicante variety is also preserved by the IGP denomination!
So, if you like your sweets on the crunchier side, then we should go for a quick ride to Alicante. El Artesano's hard turron has a “Suprema” quality label prettifying the package, so you know exactly what to expect. A lot of crunch of toasted almonds! The classic festive sweet will taste leaving-you-speechless good when dunked into a steaming cup of your favorite brew or cuppa. Feel free to replace marshmallows with crunchy turron pieces to elevate your hot chocolate and watch the ultimate chocolate concoction soften El Artesano's specialty!
And after you come back for more, opt for pomp and exquisite Imperial turron torta by 1880, which will look unexpectedly good on your holiday dinner parties. Brimmed with 65% of toasted almonds, turron torta will look even more enticing when decorated; we’re confident, just a drizzle of chocolate ganache with mint will do the trick. Serve this treat at the end of the dinner like a true Spanish gourmand and pair it with Oloroso sherry!
Now it’s time for the extraordinary Yema Tostada! Unlike its counterparts, this delight is made with egg yolks, hence the eye-catching yellow look, capable of making anyone’s mouth water. If you look closely, you’ll notice that unique variety comes with a dark brown top, achieved by not-at-all-accidental hot iron pressing! So, if you’re looking for the one with a perfectly chewy, rich, decadent, and somehow creamy texture, congratulations, you’ve found the perfect fit!
Soft Yema Tostada by 1880 is a velvety smooth delight bound to satisfy the most demanding gourmands. The condensed milk adds a delicate sweetness to the treat, transforming simple nougat into an infallible mood-lifter. However, if you’re after sugar-free desserts to balance out your holiday snacking marathon, El Almendro’s special edition Yema Tostada is equally delicious. Enjoy it with syrup drizzled or paired with your favorite ice cream!