Saturday, October 1, 2011

Nikki Muller and her gift of turrones.

Bubbly host Nikki Muller came for a fitting session at my shop last week for her upcoming Channel News Asia programme called TRENDSPOTTING. She'll be wearing hansel while hosting the new show! Yaay!


Also yaay! to the little gift she'd brought from Spain. (So sweet & thoughtful of her!)
I was immediately intrigued by the packaging!

Look at this!
Individual threads stuck together, side by side, forming a thin ribbon. What are the origins of this? Why was it made like this? Why not just loose threads? Why painstakingly stuck together, yet able to be pulled apart?

I love the texture that the individual threads created. It was a rustic feel compared to smooth satin ribbons. Quite befitting the traditional hand-made dessert that's inside the packaging!

Look at that! It's like a big slab of butter! Even the wrapping foil looks like the foil used to wrap butter with.

Planelles Donat appears to be very famous in Barcelona for producing traditional sweets.

Look at the hand-drawn pictures of people (presumably) shopping at the original Planelles Donat shop!

And this is a slab of turrones - the Xixona Granulat to be precise.

Made of almonds, honey and sugar, it is oily, it is nutty, it is sweet, it has a crumbly texture and it melts in your mouth! It is an INTENSE dessert and can only be consumed in small amounts each time.

Fascinating. :-)
Thank you, Nikki!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo,
are there any promo(visa,mastercard) for your current collection?

:)

Anonymous said...

In SPAIN there is only very good things and food. THE BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD !!!!! EVE WITH THE "CRISIS" WE MANAGE TO EAT EXCELLENT FOOD. THANKS WE ARE HAPPY THAT YOU LOVE TURRON

Jo Soh said...

Hi!

Yes The hansel Shop at 02-14 Mandarin Gallery definitely has some current credit card promotions going on.

Take a look at this link to The hansel Facebook Page for a full list of our year-long promotions:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150304570629037.346862.151621199036&type=1

Happy shopping!

Jo Soh said...

I haven't had the chance to visit Spain yet but I'm sure I'd LOVE it!

I'm treating myself to a bit of the turrones everyday. . .

:-)