Turrón is a sweet treat typically made of honey, eggs, sugar and toasted almonds, the most popular ones, or other nuts such as pistachios. It is usually shaped into a rectangular tablet or a round cake. In Spain, turrons are mostly consumed as a traditional Christmas dessert.
This confection was originally elaborated by the Moors in the small town of Jijona, just a few kilometers North from Alicante. They can be classified as hard or soft. The harder variety is known as “Turron duro” or “Turron de Alicante” while the softer one as “Turron blando” or “Turron de Jijona”, in reference to the two cities in which each kind became the most famous.
Spain is the biggest exporter of turrón in the world.
The factory was established in the 19th century in Jijona, Alicante and from then it has been able to adapt to the times and be innovative, launching new products that have revolutionized the sector with their originality. Quality is always a key factor in the elaboration of their turrones, which means that the company has run various tests and inspected and chosen the best raw materials.details
Turrones La Colmena was founded back in 1854, it’s always been a family run business. They offer turrones but also other regional specialties from Jijona, Alicante. The company is characterized by its high quality, reasonable prices, large range of products and efficient service. Although their products are mainly Christmas treats they can be consumed all year long.details