Roasted almonds have a distinct flavour. With this product, the skin is typically removed. Conversely, consumers primarily associate candied almonds with fairs and Christmas markets. They are coated with sugar and cinnamon – generally with the skin – and caramelised in an open copper pot. This much-loved variety is also offered with other nut kernels.
Another popular product is almond paste. This product is available as a dark or light variety, depending on whether the almonds are processed with or without the skin. The product is suitable as a spread and forms the basis of almond milk, which is becoming an increasingly popular plant-based alternative to cow’s milk.