Garapinyada, or candied nuts, is a traditional sweet snack from Catalonia. Priorat Natur’s version uses Negreta hazelnuts form Pradell de la Teixeta, carefully selected and caramelized in small batches. They use the traditional way of caramelizing the hazelnuts, and they use no preservatives, nor any artificial flavorings. These Priorat Natur Negreta Garapinyada Hazelnuts are sweet and nutty, with a wonderful crunch.
These Negreta Garapinyada Hazelnuts from Priorat Natur are great as a sweet snack on its own. Bring it along on trips, or have it when you’re craving something sweet. You can also use them in salads, desserts, or paired with cheeses.
Xavi Buil’s grandfathers were both farmers. His mother’s father worked as a grape, olive, almond, and hazelnut farmer near Priorat, who married the daughter of a wine and olive oil merchant and established a business in Falset. On his father’s side, his grandfather grew wheat and olives. But the family lands were sold off because the new generation had other ideas. However, with the harvest from the family garden each year, the family practice of manufacturing local items remained. Xavi fantasized as a child of creating his own business producing and selling these traditional products in order to restore his grandparents’ legacies.
After finishing business school, Xavi and his childhood friend Xavi Fusté, who had finished with a degree in administration, began producing arbequina olives and carmelized nuts out of the family house in 1996. Following a successful year, the duo founded Priorat Natur and expanded their product line. They now produce 9,000 liters of olive oil each year and 28,000 kilos of Arbequina olives. The entire process is done by hand in order to maintain the Priorat reputation for high-quality products. We can definitely say that Xavi has more than succeeded in honoring his grandparents.
Store in a cool, dry area, like the pantry or a cupboard. Consume within 18 months.