The Marcona Almond variety is shorter, rounder, sweeter and more delicate in texture than other almond varieties. These marcona almonds are peeled and sautÃ©ed in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. They have a very natural taste and are only lightly salted as to not overpower the sweetness of the marcona almond. Fun Fact: Marcona almonds have a hard shell that protects the nut from insects. Therefore, they can be grown without any herbicides!