Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Golden Boronia Nougats

No, you’re not seeing double - I did post a review of something very similar this morning. Like the Golden Bonbon I picked up, these are smaller torrone-style nougats that are individually wrapped for freshness and easy snacking. If you think they look suspiciously similar and are confused because they have the same initials, it’s not by coincidence. Golden Bonbon used to run the Golden Boronia facility but sold it recently.

Trust me, Golden Boronia made a good deal. These are tasty candies that rival the Golden Bonbon ones. The biggest difference is the flavor set. Both have the standard Almond and Coffee (though I didn’t taste the Golden Bonbon version of that) but then they diverge. Golden Boronia are made in Australia - another country known for their nuts.

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Almond - sweet smelling without a trace of amaretto notes. The almonds are fresh and the nougat is soft and smooth. Not as much of a honey hit as I like, but very pleasant.

Apricot - sweet and complex apricot aroma that highlights the honey flavors. Almond and apricot are wonderful companions and the light sweetness of the nougat combined for a very satisfying treat. Well, it was satisfying while I ate it. Now I want another one.

Green Tea - this was the one that stopped me dead in my tracks at the All Candy Expo. I love green tea and the delicate flavor seems a logical match for nougat. The nougat smells like sweet green tea and tasted like a sweetened matcha. The nougat is even a soft earthy green color. It’s a little grainier than the others, but the refreshing and lasting green tea flavor is really nice. There’s a slightly darker note of flavors in there, as match often has, but none of the bitterness that I sometimes find in matcha candies.

Cappuccino - it smells like sweet, sweet coffee. The color is a little darker, like it’s been toasted. The coffee flavor is more like espresso than a milky coffee. It tastes a lot sweeter than the others do, for some reason. The flavor is nice, not too strong but missing the honey notes that I love so much in my nougats.

All of the flavors (plus Peppermint) come in a crunchy version. The crunchy version tastes more like the crisped outside of a toasted marshmallow. They’re nice (the peppermint is very strong) but I prefer the soft ones.

Their website says they’ll ship anywhere and I tried making an order for a 1 kg mix (about $21 USD) but the shipping was going to be an additional $52 ... I made a request for where I can find them locally cuz I don’t like to pay more in shipping than for the actual product.

Name: Soft Nougat: Almond, Apricot, Cappuccino & Green Tea
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Golden Boronia
Place Purchased: All Candy Expo samples
Price: ~$10 a pound
Size: .28 ounces each piece
Calories per ounce: 125
Categories: Nougat, Coffee, Nuts, Australia

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Comments
  1. Oooooh! These sound heavely! I wish I knew where to find them locally too….

    Comment by Sera on 6/21/06 at 4:43 pm #
  2. OMG I loooooove these we got some at work at Christmas time..but I have no idea where they came from…we had the almond ones…no one else liked them…but I loved them.

    Comment by Amy on 6/26/06 at 7:58 am #
  3. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I absolutely LOVE your site! I, too, am a huge candy fan and I’d have to say these nougats are one of my favorite candies (both the Golden Bonbons and Golden Boronias). After I read your blog about the Golden Boronias I actually found a store that carries them.  I’m not sure where you are located, but you can find both the Golden Bonbons and Boronias at Chinese groceries stores in the candy isles.  They sell for $6.99 Golden Bonbons (original flavor) box (7.05oz) ~12.99 for the tub (also in original…not sure of the weight) and $5.99 for a bag of Golden Boronias Assorted Flavors (8.8oz). I haven’t found the Assorted flavors for the Golden Bonbons, but I’ve tried them before from my friend who went to Canada for vacation. Hope this helps you in being able to get your hands on these nougats locally (and cheaper!)! Good Luck!

    Comment by Christine on 6/27/06 at 1:43 pm #
  4. I love Golden Boronia Nougat which is MADE IN AUSTRALIA. Especially, the Original and Cappucinno crunchy. You must try it.

    Comment by Peter on 10/22/06 at 1:43 pm #
  5. From what I know, Golden Bonbon used to own Golden Boronia about 15 years ago. At that time, Golden Boronia was just a very small factory with only 1 or 2 flavours. After the current owner of Golden Boronia took over the factory, the taste was even better than before and lots and lots of flavours were “invented”. Sorry to correct you, Cybele. Golden Boronia was not sold recently but more than 15 years ago. I love all the flavours of Golden Boronia nougat and am a big fan. I am so addicted to it and I will never stop if I start eating.

    Comment by Nougat Lover on 11/21/06 at 5:38 pm #
  6. It was a couple of years back, but I bought the Almond and Cappuccino ones at a Aji Ichiban in NYC’s Chinatown.

    Comment by Victoria on 12/12/06 at 7:17 pm #
  7. I just found Golden Boronia available at myAsianStore.com for $8.99 for a whole pound.  Way cheaper than in Chinatown or even 99 Ranch.  My mouth is already watering.

    Comment by Jieming on 3/05/07 at 6:34 am #
  8. Hi
    where can I gret some goldern boronia nougat, I have a friend in Singapore who would like some and I’m travelling up there in 10 daysa time
      rgds Clyde

    Comment by clyde Powell on 9/25/07 at 10:52 pm #
  9. Anyone know where in NYC I can buy them?  My cousin from Australia sent me some and got me hooked on them.

    Comment by bro0klyn on 11/17/07 at 8:56 am #
  10. where can i find golden bobrnia in england? if i buy it from the online store shipping is more than the actual nougat. not happening.

    Comment by Falah on 7/21/08 at 11:29 pm #
  11. I love this product so much.  Where can I find those in Austin, TX (USA) or California (USA).  Please let me know ASAP.

    Comment by Natalie on 2/06/09 at 11:06 am #
  12. Hello,

    You can purchase it at http://www.NougatUSA.com

    Not trying to advertise just letting you know that it’s available there. 

    There are also tonnes of coupons floating around for large %ages off and for google check out too.

    Just a quick search for Nougat USA coupon should get you what you need!

    Happy eating!

    Comment by Nougat USA on 2/08/09 at 6:45 pm #
  13. Ordered stuff from Nougat USA and I’d have to say it took FOREVER for my order to get to me.  On top of that, when I finally received my order like weeks later, the “soft” nougat I ordered was hard and tasted stale like it was old or wasn’t stored properly.  It totally ruined the candy for me.

    Comment by bro0klyn on 2/09/09 at 4:10 am #
  14. Hello,

    Your order came in on 1/21/09 and was shipped out right away, you informed us of your “issue” on the 28th, seven (7) days later. 

    Please forgive us if receiving your item in less than a week is considered “FOREVER” but we also offered to send you new product since you had informed us that you received a bad batch. 

    As this is a consumable item, there may be times where there is some product is not perfect which is why we guarantee the product and ship out replacements if there are any issues.

    The nougat you received was not expired and show no sign of mishandling, we store the nougat in a refrigerated room to ensure freshness.  We clearly state that if you have any issue with the product we will replace it for you.

    We have sent your “rancid” batch back to our distributor for quality assurance as we like to ensure high standards.

    I apologize to Candyblog for having to reply to this issue here but we have had many happy customers and always ensure the highest service and quality and also want to make sure that the Golden Boronia name is kept in the highest regard.

    Please feel free to contact us if there is any question or issue.

    Thanks,
    Nougat USA

    Comment by Nougat USA on 2/09/09 at 10:01 am #
  15. I am l@@king for the candy for monthes.
    Now, I am going to CA (arcadia, LA and Vegas)
    Where to buy them????
    THanks a lot.

    Comment by Sherry on 5/22/09 at 11:31 am #
  16. it is halal?

    Comment by syazaliyana on 7/20/09 at 4:30 am #
  17. Love this candy so much (Original Nougat)... Last week i went to Langkawi Island n luckily i found them there. Then, i recommended this candy to my family n for sure they love it too…. to Syazaliyana, it was certified halal by Australia Islamic ... (i’ll confirm later)

    Comment by mizahadi on 12/20/09 at 9:40 pm #
  18. Kindly advise! all products food Golden Boronia (nougat)is halal for muslim?

    Comment by Mohamad Faizal on 12/26/12 at 10:06 pm #
  19. In sha Allah, all products of Golden Boronia are halal certified.

    Comment by Nur on 6/30/13 at 7:17 am #

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