Soft Turron from Jijona

Jijonan Turron is a soft Spanish nougat made from almond powder. It is light brown in colour, has a smooth texture and crumbles very easily. It is a delicious mixture of roasted almonds, sugar, egg white and honey.

Maria Simona’s soft turron is made according to the traditional recipe.

We only use top quality Spanish ingredients.

Our turron has a designation of origin and is protected by the Regulatory Council of Jijona.


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Maria Simona’s Soft Turron from Jijona is made according to the traditional recipe.

Net weight: 150 g

Shelf life :

9 months minimum. Store in a cool, dry place, away from light and moisture. Once opened, it must be kept in the refrigerator as it starts to lose its organoleptic qualities; after being put in the refrigerator, Jijona nougat will be a little drier.


64% roasted almonds, 12% honey, sugar, glucose syrup, egg white and emulsifier: (E-471). May contain traces of peanuts, sesame and hazelnuts.

This product does not contain gluten and is therefore suitable for coeliacs.

Maria Simona Soft Turron from Jijona has a designation of origin and is protected by the Regulatory Council of Jijona.

The origin of the Soft Turron from Jijona

Although no one can deny the close link between the city of Alicante and this delicacy, it was originally the city of Alicante itself that produced most of the Spanish nougat. The reason why this small town has become a world reference in turron production is nothing less than a legal dispute.

In 17th century Spain, trade was dominated by guilds, powerful organisations with exclusive rights to grant titles and produce certain products. A shoemaker could only produce shoes under the supervision of the shoemakers’ guild, and a baker did not exist without the licence of the bakers’ guild.

In this strange ecosystem, we find the turron artisans. The turron makers were not specialists of a guild, but farmers who earned extra money by selling this delicacy. This was not to the liking of the Valencian confectioners’ guild, who considered honey and sugar products to be their domain. So they took the Alicantean turroneers to court.

The trial began in 1665 and the dispute continued for 6 years. In 1671, a court decision allowed the Valencian guild to take control of Alicante’s turron industry, which quickly caused the industry to disappear from the city.

The inhabitants of the small municipality of Sexona, now Jijona, took over from the capital. Far from the eyes and influence of the guild, the local craftsmen managed to bypass the ban on sugar and honey, thus establishing themselves as the home of authentic Spanish nougat.

Weight 0,25 kg


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