With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, there’s no doubt that many will be looking for a selection of delicious sweet treats to share with their special someone, gift to a friend or enjoy alone. For those looking for an adventurous offering for the food fanatic in their life, delicacies from abroad are the perfect way to treat those you love to something new.
Natural Sweet Olive Oil Tortas: Inés Rosales Sweet Olive Oil Tortas have been a traditional snack throughout Spain for more than 100 years. Made by hand, one by one, each torta is unique and one-of-a-kind thanks to the delicate hands that shape them, £4.20.
Vegan Carrot Cake and Olive Oil Biscuits: Artisan bakers Paul and Pippa make these delicious crunchy biscuits in Barcelona using completely natural ingredients. Lady Carrot Cake is a sweet biscuit made with carrot and olive oil, zestily flavoured with ginger and cinnamon with a hint of anise too. By using high-quality olive oil these biscuits develop a flavourful crunch – and are naturally vegan, £4.95.
Artisan Nougat with Hazelnut Chocolate Soufflé: Crunchy hazelnut souffle turron made with the same formula as the traditional Agramunt nougat. With almonds, sugar, honey, egg white and a chocolate base, to which an air soufflé is added to make it lighter, softer and crunchier. The turron from Torrons Vicens is made with only the finest all-natural ingredients. Starting with crunchy roasted hazelnuts and traditional Spanish turron nougat, this emphasis on quality is apparent from the very first bite, £8.50.
Camins del Priorat D.O. Red Wine: Camins del Priorat is an alluring red wine from Gratallops, Catalonia that transports you to the enchanting landscape of Priorat. Its mesmerising, medium-purple hue fills your glass and its intensity of aroma evokes warm summer memories with fresh, ripe cherries and raspberries. Each sip seduces your senses with notes of luscious blackberry creating a harmonious, jammy sensation, £23.