Catànies are the most famous chocolates made by Bombons Cudié, an artisan chocolate company in Catalunya. These bonbons are a delicious treat made with sweet toasted and caramelised Marcona almonds. These are covered in a dark chocolate hazelnut praline and dusted with 70% cocoa powder. Savour these delicious chocolate almonds on their own or with a cup of your favourite coffee.
Josep Cudié was a master chocolate maker in the town of Vilafranca del Penedès. Back in 1946, his original chocolate shop was located in a historic building called 'Cal Catani'. His chocolate covered almonds were so popular that people began to call them 'Catànies'. For three generations, Cudié chocolates have been handmade with a unique combination of Marcona almonds and chocolate praline.
The recipe for the praline is a well-kept family secret and the recipe has been passed from generation to generation. Bombons Cudié is a family-run company that insists on using only the very best gourmet chocolate and the finest quality ingredients available.
Winner of a coveted Gold star in the 2019 Great Taste Awards. The judges said: "We love the appearance, they look like delicate chocolate pebbles. The chocolate has a wonderful flavour profile, the toasted notes from the nut is wonderful too!"