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Feb 14, 2007 11:48 AM

Good "turrón" in the North End?

I am using the spanish name for an almond-based hard sweet... candy? I'm not sure quite how to classify it. It's crunchy. I've had it in rectangular block form.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure there is an italian version. If anyone knows what the heck I'm talking about, and is familiar with good examples available in the North End, please share! Thanks.

(This is to buy from a store/bakery, not to eat in a cafe or restaurant.)

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  1. It's called Torroni in Italian and Modern is the place to buy it. Also can find it at Dairy Fresh Candies.

    1. I've also seen it spelled Torrone.

      1. Bob, I think you are right. Torrone is the correct spelling.

        1. Now that I see it written, I do recall seeing "Torrone". Thanks, y'all.

          Where is Dairy Fresh Candies?

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          1. re: Alcachofa

            On Salem Street just off of Cross Street (next to Neptune Oysters)

            1. re: Alcachofa

              Woah, alca ... you've walked past it a gazillion times, I'm sure. I find it creepy that I know where a candy store is before YOU do.....

              1. re: Alcachofa

                Dairy Fresh is the place to go for many sweet and savory items, but Modern Pastry is THE place for Torrone! In fact, it's so good that even Italians take it back to Italy with them.

              2. I don't really have a big sweet tooth. :-[

                Across from Neptune's... how convenient. ;-)

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                1. re: Alcachofa

                  Actually, next door, way too convenient! I buy Christmas candies and fresh nuts at Dairy Fresh, but I still think the Torrone at Modern is better.