Frutas de Aragon


Frutas de Aragon are delicious chocolates with hearts of fruits. The fruits may have been caramelized (sometimes with a liqueur) and then enveloped with chocolate. There are eight fruits that may be used, which are apple, pear, watermelon, apricot, cherry, fig, prune, and orange. The chocolates are then wrapped in cellophane of different colors, each color designating a different fruit. Many times these chocolates are sold in baskets with a variety of the different fruits. Otherwise a basket may contain only one fruit. These chocolates are typical products of the region of Aragon and are widely distributed all over Spain during the Christmas season. In Zaragoza they can be bought in many stores near the Plaza de Nuestra Señora del Pilar.