Allergy Help Request
I've just been to an allergist and---surprise!---I apparently don't react to almonds. So there was something else in the candy (assuming the candy was the problem) that, owing to Spain not having an FDA, probably wasn't labelled. My allergist would like to know what it is, and has asked for the specific candy in question. (Apparently there are allergy databases that can pinpoint recorded allergens, if only he knows where to look.)
My Dad doesn't remember, except to say it was "The Spanish equivalent of Hershey's." So it was the product of some candy-maker in Spain whose work is available everywhere. What I recall is that it was an almond-brittle type of plank that was rather tiny---it would have just covered the length of my thumb and was pretty thin. (Which is why I'd downed six by the time the shock started.) The package ingredients said, in toto, "Ingredients: Almonds, Almond Paste."
Does anyone have experience with Spain, or know of sites that display pictures of Spanish candy? I'd like to nail this down so it never happens again. Even the name would help. Thanks ---much thanks!---in advance for any help any of you can offer.
(UPDATE:) The maker would seem to be Turron, and I've put in a request at a candy-obsessed website to see if anyone can confirm the ingredients list. Thanks to everyone who commented and e-mailed! You're wonderful, and you don't need to search anymore!
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