It’s that time of the year
Assuming you live in the Northern Hemisphere, the average temperature has dropped below 10ºC/50ºF, and soon it’s going to be Christmas.
That means, it’s time to stuff yourself with delicious sugary products 'cause 'Tis the season!
Now in Spain, we’ve got lots and lots Christmas Foods. Having said so, one of the best and most popular is Turron.
Turron is a sweet treat made from a mixture of honey, eggs, sugar and, perhaps most importantly of all, toasted nuts. Add in some Chocolate sometimes too. Words can’t describe a picture, though!
As you can already see, it looks absolutely delicious. And well, sorry to not disappoint, but it is!
Right now you’re asking yourself “Well, how does it taste, then?” The description I gave you before might’ve already tipped you off, however, let’s go into the nitty gritty for a second.
There are many types of turrons. But, for the sake of briefety, and to be completely honest to you the other types are more of a… okay, this is the base pack, all the other ones are DLC that you may or may not like. And also, too much choice often leads to confusion and panic!
Yes, you could try making some Turron at home. But, I am sorry to disappoint, but it probably wouldn’t taste the same as if you bought it. Therefore, here are some links from Amazon from which you can get some.
However, if you live in a country where Turron is very hard to get by, that’s a reasonable option
If this is your first time trying Turron, you ought to get yourself a chocolate one. It’s by far the most accessible one, so to speak, and it’s so delicious I personally believe the UN should classify it as a drug. And I won’t even try to attempt to describe it to you, a picture is more than enough to convince you that it’s bloody delicious. If you ain’t salivatin’ yet, you gonna be soon
However, There are two categories of “classic” Turron:
- Turron Blando (soft): It’s soft and not as “hard” and crunchy as the other type. To my taste, it’s in between a cake and a regular piece of chocolate. There are many types of Turron blando, thank God (well, more like thank… the Arabs)
The main Turron Blando is…:
- Turron de Jijona: This turron is mainly characterized by having ground the mixture of almonds with honey, that gives it a pasty texture. It uses honey-ground almonds.
- Turron Duro (Hard): It’s hard, and not very crunchy to be completely honest to you, however, it definitely has a unique flavor. Not advised if you have problems with you teeth, though!
The main Turron Durro is…:
- Turron de Alicante: This turron is mainly characterized by the fact that it’s a nougat made with lightly roasted whole almonds, and again, honey.
I deeply encourage you to buy some and try it. Any type of Turron, it doesn’t matter which one you get. Just try it, I’m sure you will love it
To me this food means Christmas. This food is the basic element through which I as an individual experience this time of the year.
Hope it becomes a little part of you too
If you have any questions, feel more than free to ask!