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 have been coated in a hazelnut praline and dusted in cocoa. Each piece contains a perfectly crunchy almond covered in rich, luxurious white chocolate.
All three have been awarded gold medals at the Great Taste Awards! The judges said: "The texture of the soft praline combined with the sharp crunch of the nuts is divine".
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.