In Spain, which candy is on the table at Christmas?? Turrón, claro!
Turrón is a traditional almond nougat candy, which cannot be missing from a Spanish Christmas celebration. There are two original styles of turrón - Jijona or blando meaning soft, which has the consistency of peanut butter, and Alicante or turrón duro which is a hard nougat candy with whole almonds mixed throughout. Recently, literally dozens of varieties and flavors have appeared in the supermarket, including several chocolate versions.
Because of its popularity, turrón is now available around the world. Purchase it from ethnic food stores, import stores, gourmet food stores, mail order catalogs and web sites. Because there are different qualities of turrón, we recommend that you learn about them before you go shopping. There's no need to overpay for it.
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- Turrón Museum-Museo de Turrón , Image Gallery of the Museum in Jijona, Alicante
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