Turron & Cava Turrón is a very old, traditional sweet of Moorish (Arabic) origin. It is said that the Moors invented turrón over 500 years ago in Jijona, a small town about 30 miles or so north of Alicante.
There are many different varieties of Turrón. The most popular are Jijona or soft turrón, Alicante or hard turrón, yema or egg yolk, praline, chocolate…
This sweet is eaten during Christmas period, usually accompanied with Polvorones (a type of heavy, soft and very crumbly Spanish shortbread made of flour, sugar, milk, and nuts), Mazapanes (made with sugar or honey and almond).
The perfect drink for these special sweets is Cava (a sparkling wine produced in Catalonia).
At Hola Spanish Courses we approach our culture to our students. That’s why we made a tasting and had some Turrón and Cava together.