Pralinés and nut pastes

The French savoir-faire

Nuts are full of nature’s goodness and have been widely used in cooking for centuries.

Already in the 17th century, pralinés, nut pastes and gianduja (a mix of nuts and chocolate) provided an inspiration for chefs. Today, nut flavours continue to be highly coveted all over the world. Their unique taste is certainly the primary reason, but the fact that they blend well and produce different textured mixes is also a major factor. With a genuine French heritage, and a track record for supplying quality ingredients, Puratos is a leading supplier of nuts and added-value nut products. More than 65 years of typical French “savoir faire” and continuous innovation keeps this French heritage alive.

Surprising textures

Pralinés and Nut specialties have unlimited use in chocolate-making, patisserie & viennoiserie creations. With a choice of creamy and smooth to more texturised and even crunchy, the type of praliné you use makes a real difference. Used as a flavour or filling, it will add a touch of excellence to all kinds of creations. Puratos uses the most modern techniques and the very best ingredients to produce a range that is more suited to the specific needs of the local and international market. 

Good for you

Almonds, pistachios and hazelnuts are packed full of positive nutrients for good health. Because they are made with at least 50% of nuts, our pralinés and nuts pastes contain those benefits. Replacing part of the fat used in your recipe with pralinés contributes the healthy fats as well as other beneficial nutrients naturally present in nuts.

Pralinés and nut pastes


Carat fat-based hazelnut cream filling | Puratos

Cacao-Trace, Chocolate, cocoa and nut-based fillings, Pralinés and nut pastes, Fillings

Carat Nuxel Hazelnut is a fat-based filling with a tasty and creamy texture. Made with natural and sustainable ingredients, including at least 13% of hazelnut paste. A versatile filling may be used in bakery & patisserie applications, both pre & post baking.

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Compound Chocolate, Pralinés and nut pastes

Milk soft compound coating that has a perfect balance of sweet cocoa and fresh milk that culminates in a creamy, smooth finish.

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