SINCE 1883

History

El Almendro is a Spanish brand that produces all types of turron, with one distinguishing feature: all our products are prepared using select natural ingredients, offering unbeatable supreme quality.

1883

The founder of El Almendro, Antonio Monerris Planelles, is born in Jijona (Alicante).

1883

The first factory is founded in Jijona.

1885

Antonio Monerris first works as a turron-maker alongside his uncle, former owner of the company Vda. De Monerris Rovira.

1914

Worldwide expansion begins, mainly to produce turron in Cuba as well.

1921

As production grows, the company buys more land and expands its premises.

1923

First exports to the Colon de Bruselas firm, under the brand JIJONA BELGA.

1963

The company takes definitive shape by adding S.A. (Ltd.) to its business name.

1978

Despite beginning as a family company, it now employs over 700 people.

1983

For many years, the El Almendro brand becomes famous for its advertising slogan ‘Come back Home for Christmas’.

1996

Turrones EL ALMENDRO S.A. once again becomes a 100% Spanish-owned company.

2008

The EL ALMENDRO brand celebrates its 125th anniversary, offering a wide variety of products and formats. It is the benchmark for turron, chosen by consumers for both its quality and fine reputation. In line with its international expansion philosophy, it takes part in major trade fairs, spreading the word about its exquisite, typically Spanish, delicacies: Turron.

2013

Launch of the crunchy FUN range. Crunchy chocolate turron with jelly sweets, “Popping Candy”, etc.

THE NEW EL ALMENDRO BRAND

Natural Almond

El Almendro is launching its new brand strategy: offering almond-based products to be enjoyed without having to give up on flavour, every day of the year not only on Christmas time.

El Almendro wants to refresh the brand with this new positioning by launching 3 new product categories. Almond snacks, Almond cakes and almond brownies, and almond bars.

All the products in these new ranges are MADE WITH ALMONDS AND ARE GLUTEN-FREE AND PALM OIL-FREE .