Turrones de casoy are native delicacies of Pampanga which are introduced in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial time. These sweets are basically made out of nougat slivers, crushed cashew nuts, and honey then wrapped with wafer-like rice paper sheet. It is famous for its unique taste; the edible wrapper compliments the sweet, crunchy, and nutty filling. These heavenly treat is commonly served to the visitors with coffee or tea.
The hard and crunchy filling of Turrones de Casoy symbolizes the common kapampangan family which is intact and bounded with love and faith in God. It is also the reflection of how the people here tried to strive for survival during the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo; Riteneans kept the recipe by sharing it with the succeeding generations to keep the family tradition alive. It is not only unique because of its delightful taste but also because of its story which took part in history.
Not recommended for diabetics for its lavish amount of sugar in it.
This sweet dessert is originally made in Pampanga. However, Turrones de Casoy is now well available in supermarkets that cater Filipino delicacies. The prices range from P75.00 - P200.00 depending on the weight per pack. It comes in 2 packaging: (1) in Styrofoam tray wrapped in clear plastic contains roughly 25 pieces; and (2) in shallow tin can that has almost 50 pieces.