Toasted Almond Brittle Turrón with Chocolate by Vicens
- Individual portions of turrón
- Toasted whipped nougat and almonds
- Dipped in dark chocolate
- Made by hand in Catalonia
- By Vicens, founded 1775
- Size - 3.5 oz/100 gr
We couldn't wait to try this new turrón candy when we saw it in Barcelona. Instead of almonds in hard nougat, the turrón masters of Vicens whipped the nougat into a souffle consistency while it is warm. As it cools, the nougat stays fluffy, making a softer (but still crunchy) bite. They then dip each bar in rich dark chocolate for the finishing touch. Serve this new classic candy with a glass of Cava or Champagne, or a cup of freshly brewed coffee.
This new toasted souffle turrón starts when honey, sugar and egg whites are heated to form the nougat mixture, then whipped to add air and lightness. Freshly roasted whole almonds are then folded in. While the mixture is still warm, the bar of turrón is formed by hand, then toasted to a golden brown. Finally each piece is dipped in fine dark chocolate.
Torrons Vicens started over two hundred years ago in the village of Agramunt in 1775. Turrón from Agramunt has protected status (PGI) to make sure that the quality stays consistent and so that the candy-making tradition are protected from imitations. Turrón with this status must follow strict methods and must be made in the village of Agramunt.
In 2016, Angel Velasco, the master turrón maker at Vicens, was awarded the title of “Best Pastry Chef in the World” at the prestigious Madrid Fusion food show.
Marcona almonds, sugar, glucose syrup, honey, egg white, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, soy lecithin (emulsifier), vanilla.
Serving size 1.4oz (48g). Servings per container 2.5. Calories 20. Total fat 14g (18%), Saturated fat 1.9g (10%), Polyunsaturated fat 0.11g, Monounsaturated fat 0.39g. Cholesterol 0mg (0%). Sodium 10mg (1%), Total carbohydrate 13g (6%), Dietary fiber 3g (10%), Sugars 12g incudes 9g added sugars, Protein 5g. Vitamin D 0%, Calcium 0%, Potassium 0%, Iron 0%. *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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