¨It´s beginning to look a lot like Christmaaassss.¨
Actually, in 12 degree weather (60 degrees F) it´s not and it´s making me feel a little bah hum bug (obviously read in a Scrooge voice). Even though it´s sunny and I live right by the beach that hasn´t stopped me from decorating my apartment to get me ready for this years´ holiday season. I did plenty of DIY projects, bought festive lights, and picked up a ridiculous amount of candles to cozy up my home. In addition to getting my apartment ready for the season I also bought some Spanish holiday treats to stuff my face with. I mean it´s the holidays..I´m supposed to eat as much chocolate and pastries as I want right??
Well without further ado I´ll introduce you to some of the typical holiday goodies you´ll find here on the Spanish side of the Iberian Peninsula.
Maybe it´s the most popular treat during this time of year because I don´t typically see it any other time of year. It comes in a few different varieties like chocolate with crunchy rice bits, almond, and nougat which is softened by olive oil. Turrón originates from when the Moors dominated Spain and you can find it every town. I actually just tried this yesterday and it´s pretty decent. I tried the chocolate one and it tasted like…..well a peice of chocolate.