The company was created in the 1970s when Miquel Alemany took the decision to set up a honey packaging plant in order to expand his turrón (almond candy) factory. The company was actually founded thanks to the gradual rise in activity in the previous years, mainly because it went from selling only locally to selling all over Catalonia (Spain).
In around the late 1800s, Mrs Mundeta began to make a kind of sweet based on honey and sugar at home. Over time, thanks to the addition of nuts, she started to make turrón (almond candy). By doing so, she soon came to stand out over the other artisans in the neighboring locales because she made a white paste that is still our hallmark today. At that time, the products were almost exclusively sold in the town, but sales gradually expanded to the rest of the region.
In 1929, Mrs Mundeta’s grandson visited the Universal Exposition in Barcelona, where he purchased an early machine used to cook the paste. In parallel, in the 1930s Mr Miquel Alemany i Boix also began to produce honey using the new-fangled movable hives, which enabled honey production to increase considerably with much less effort. The volume of honey he commercialized kept growing until his son purchased a packaging plant in the 1970s, which enabled them to enter the market with their own brand.
Alemany gathers honey from all over Spain — and only from Spain — concentrating on monofloral (single flower) varieties like rare thyme, rosemary, and chestnut honey.
The company Mels Alemany is located in the town of Os de Balaguer in the county of La Noguera, around 14 km from the city of Balaguer heading towards the Àger Valley. Os de Balaguer is a tiny village with barely 400 inhabitants surrounded by a chain of small mountains that give it a particular charm. It is the perfect setting for out activity since its large extensions of uncultivated land make it possible for herbs such as rosemary and thyme to grow wild, which yield outstanding honey.
At the foot of the Montsec mountains, surrounded by rosemary bushes and almond trees, the Alemany family continues the tradition of three generations dedicated to honey and the artisan production of turrón.
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