Turron has been a sweet indulgence on the Iberian Peninsula for over a thousand years.
By combining Spain's Marcona almonds with wildflower honey found in the mountains near Jijona, the Moors produced a delicious variation of their own halva candy, a nougat candy called turron.
Turon is still proudly produced with the same natural ingredients in the town of Jijona, and has become a become a traditional favorite - especially around Christmas.
Turrón is a very old, traditional sweet of Moorish (Arabic) origin.
Turrón has been a popular sweet for centuries, even outside Spainâ??s borders.
It is said that the Moors invented turrón over 500 year ago in Jijona, a small town about 30 miles or so north of Alicante.
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