Catànies are the most famous chocolates made by Bombons Cudié, an artisan chocolate company in Catalunya. These chocolate bombons are a delicious treat made with sweet toasted and caramelised Marcona amonds covered in a hazelnut praline chocolate and dusted with 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 2 Gold Stars in the 2020 Great Taste Awards, the Judges said: "Wonderful indulgent looking sweet treats. These are both luscious and crunchy. The flavour combination is very intense and deeply satisfying."