Come on board, the Sweet Story of María Simona

Stylised silhouette of a woman for Turron Maria Simona

Creator of the excellent Jijona Touron

Discover the magic behind every bite of this Spanish turrón.

I am María Simona, an inventive Valencian shepherdess whose heart beats to the rhythm of countryside flavours. Have you heard of the legendary Turron de Jijona? Well, here I am, the woman behind this golden delicacy that everyone adores!

It all started one sunny day, under an olive tree that had its age, when by one of those coincidences of life, almonds and honey met and ¡bam!, they created magic. Picture the scene! The sun was shining, the bees were buzzing and I, with my basket and one of those unforgettable smiles, tasting that crystallized, smooth mixture that left me speechless.

And so, back in 1835, the famous Jijona Touron was born. with crunchy almonds and a honey that sweetens your soul, my creation became the best of the best in these lands. And now, it’s your turn to try it! Come and dive into this culinary journey to discover the authentic Spanish Turron (also called Spanish nougat) in every bite.

Maria Simona's elegant signature

*Just remember, my story is a blend of imagination and real flavors.

Certification and origin logos for turron products

Made in Jijona

Our Turrons are  made in Jijona   (province of Alicante) using traditional recipes.

Certified Spanish origin

100% Spanish origin with PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) certification.

Long shelf life

All our Turrons can be stored for at least 6 months at room temperature.

100% Natural

 Our Spanish nougats do not contain gluten or palm oil, and we have a range of Sugar-free Turrons.

The Benefits of Turron

Welcome to our culinary adventure where we’ll take you through the delicious world of turron. For those unfamiliar, turron is an exquisite candy of Mediterranean origin, traditionally linked to the Christmas period in Spain and other countries. But beware! This isn’t just your typical Christmas sweet or snack; it’s much more than that.

What is Turron?

Turron is a delightful sweet paste made from a careful blend of nuts such as almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts with honey and sugar. Some varieties include egg white or a crunchy wafer coating. This unique combination of ingredients creates an incomparable taste experience that delights the senses and makes each bite truly delicious.

Hand holding a Turron Maria Simona tray on a marble background;
A variety of Maria Simona Turron set against a white background.

Why is Turron Special?

What makes turron special is its incredible versatility and its ability to deliver a flavor explosion in every piece. From its soft and creamy texture to a crunchy layer of wafer, each element blends perfectly to create a unique taste experience.

Why Should You Try It?

Beyond its delicious taste, turron also offers a range of health benefits. Its natural ingredients, like almonds and honey, are rich in essential nutrients that strengthen the body and invigorate the senses. Plus, we have a sugar-free version for those looking to indulge without worry!

Maria Simona's various Turrons on a wooden board with a knife
Heaps of fresh almonds, the key ingredient in Maria Simona Turron

The Health Benefits of Turron: Almonds

Some Turrons do not include nuts, like our Peanut Turron. However, authentic Spanish nougat prominently features almonds. These nuts are beneficial for all ages. In nougat, they offer various advantages:

  1. Almonds are a source of vitamin E, an antioxidant that also strengthens our immune system.
  2. They help to reduce cholesterol levels.
  3. They are rich in fiber, unsaturated fat and protein. Perfect for a diet.
  4. They contain magnesium, a rare mineral in our daily diet. It supports several functions of the body.
  5. They help regulate blood sugar levels. Our Maria Simona sugar-free turron is a delicious option for diabetics.

In conclusion, we can say that our nougats are made with authentic Spanish almonds, which are an essential part of our Mediterranean diet.
It is recommended to consume them in moderation.

The Health Benefits of Turron: Honey

Honey has been recognized for its medicinal properties for ages. It appears in cave paintings dating back 10,000 years, and Eastern empires have cited it in recipes from as far back as 1500 B.C.

In the range of Maria Simona’s turróns, we have developed Spanish nougats without sugar while preserving an authentic taste. Our classic turrons incorporate authentic Spanish honey. Here are some of the benefits of this timeless food:

  1. It’s been used to treat sore throats, thanks to its antibacterial properties.
  2. It is an effective antioxidant It is an effective antioxidant, which helps protect our heart and immune system.
  3. It is a probiotic and can help with digestive problems.
  4. It has many medicinal uses, like aiding in wound healing and hydrating hair.

You can enjoy a part of this history by savoring it with our traditional Turron Maria Simona, made with real Spanish honey.

almond honey, a natural ingredient in Turron

Get ready to explore a world of flavor and health with our delicious turrons! In this section, we invite you to dive into the magic of our ingredients and discover why our turrons are much more than just a simple Christmas sweet.

Toasted Almonds

Imagine a flavor explosion with each bite; that’s what awaits you with our grilled almonds. They are the true stars of our turrons! They add not just a delicious crunch but are also full of nutrients that will delight your body. From strengthening your bones to improving the health of your skin, these almonds are small but mighty.

Heaps of fresh almonds, the key ingredient in Maria Simona Turron
almond honey, a natural ingredient in Turron


The natural sweetness of honey doesn’t just make our turrons irresistibly delicious but also provides an energy boost that will have you soaring. Plus, honey is full of antioxidants, making it a healthier option to satisfy your sweet tooth. Try it and be amazed by its heavenly flavor!


We know sugar can be the villain of the story, but in our turrons, it’s the hero! With just the right amount to enhance the flavor without overwhelming, the sugar in our products will have you smiling from ear to ear. Plus, our sugar-free version allows you to enjoy the sweetness without worries.

We offer Sugar-Free Turrons: Designed for those looking to control their sugar intake, like diabetics, they provide the perfect balance between flavor and health. Almond Cream Turron 0% Sugar and Imperial Almond Turron 0% Sugar.

Maria Simona sugar bowl for Turron
Fresh egg with vibrant yolk for Turron


Do you want a soft and creamy texture in your turron? Egg white is the answer! This magical ingredient is responsible for giving it that perfect melt-in-your-mouth consistency. And the best part, it provides a good dose of protein to keep you strong and energetic throughout the day!

Wafer Coating

Our turrons wouldn’t be the same without their thin cispy wafer layer. Made with potato starch and sunflower oil, this coating adds a light and airy touch that perfectly complements the creaminess of our turrons. It’s like a party in your mouth with each bite!

Turron de Jijona with almonds on a white background
Ingredientes turrones

Peanuts, Toasted Hazelnuts, and Nuts

Do you like turrons with an extra touch of flavor? Then our turrons with toasted peanuts or nuts are for you! These delicious nuts add not just a crunchy texture but are also full of nutrients that will make you feel good inside and out.

Would you like to discover the secrets of the authentic turron de Jijona? So join Maria Simona’s turrons on this culinary journey, from the moment we collect the ingredients until the turron is ready for delivery to your home. Each Spanish nougat has its unique characteristics, but here, we share the process of making our Jijona turron, one of the most emblematic forms of this Spanish treat.

Preparing honey and sugar: “La Malaxadora”

Our journey begins in the beekeeping fields, where the bees produce the delicious honey that, combined with sugar and egg, creates the basis for the traditional turron. We beat these ingredients in a “cauldron”, the “malaxadora”, constantly monitoring the temperature and cooking time until we reach the ideal point. The master turron maker takes a portion of the paste and stretches it. If it crumbles like caramel, it’s ready. At María Simona’s Turrons, we have also developed a variation of this step where we use substitutes to avoid added sugars.

The addition of almonds: the role of “la Punxe” in the authentic Turron de Jijona

When the paste is ready, we incorporate the other main ingredient of the recipe, the almonds. After peeling and roasting them, we add them to the mixture and beat them together using a “punxe.” “Punxe,” which means “skewers” in Catalan, is a type of stainless steel shovel we use in pastry. We rhythmically mix the 60 kilos of paste from each batch with this tool until they are ready.

The Cooling and Grinding Process for the Authentic Jijona Turron

Once ready, the artisan turron maker spreads the paste onto special trays to cool. When it reaches the right temperature, we put it in granite mills to grind it into a compact paste. Then, we refine this dough to obtain the desired texture. Then we cook the paste a second time in the “boixet”, a kind of mechanical mortar specially designed for the production of nougat. It remains there for a time determined by the Spanish nougat regulatory council.

Finally, we place the hot paste into molds where it rests for 48 hours, giving birth to a Jijona turron tablet ready to be packaged.

Boixet Authentic Cooking Turron de Jijona
Authetic Turron mould from Jijona
Authentic Turron of Jijona
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