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. They are then dipped in an intense espresso coffee chocolate 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 Gold star at the 2019 Great Taste Awards, the Judges said: "The coffee is rich and deep-flavoured and the chocolate has a dark fruity edge. The almonds are delicious. The nuts come through with a real crunch. Here you can enjoy the coffee hit, a fine layer of chocolate and then the excellent nuts".