Marcona are Spanish gourmet almonds regarded by many as the best-quality almonds in the world. They are characterised by their round, flat shape and delicate sweet taste. But what makes the Marcona almond special is its moister, sweeter texture and the high-fat content – healthy fat that the body needs – every day.

Marcona is delightful in all kinds of cooking, but we are partial towards its use in the dessert kitchen. The Marcona almond plays wonders in cakes, muffins, rice puddings, Christmas confectionaries and marzipan. They can also be relished right out of the bag. Sprinkle some on oatmeal, granola or yoghurt for an extra healthy breakfast – with some fresh or dried fruit and berries. Or toss them in a bag with some salt, a drop of oil and maybe a spice for a quick snack.