Catànies are the most famous chocolates made by Bombons Cudié, an artisan chocolate company in Catalunya. These 'Catànies' bonbons are a delicious treat made with sweet toasted and caramelised Marcona amonds dipped in a delicious creme brulee flavoured white chocolate with a hint of orange. 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 medal at the 2020 Great Taste Awards! The Judges said: "These exciting looking rusty gold coloured almonds have a generous coating of sugar and a sweet nutty aroma. The almonds are satisfyingly crunchy and have been roasted to bring out lots of their delicious rich flavour, the praline is creamy, smooth and sweet. A fun idea that would be perfect with an espresso!"