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Thick White Asparagus Spears, D.O. Navarra


Thick White Asparagus Spears, D.O. Navarra

Featured in Food and Wine Magazine, July 2012 - Extraordinary 'Cojonudos' Size - 8.8 oz

All Natural

$19.95vg-02 vg-02 vg-02
  • Perfectly hand peeled and prepared
  • Extraordinary size
  • Buttery and tender
  • Wine critic Robert Parker called them "Superb"
  • Size - Drained wt: 8.8 oz/250 g - 6-8 count

These delicate white asparagus spears are wonderful. The extraordinarily thick spears are so soft and buttery you can cut them with your fork. In Spain they serve them well chilled with a dollop of mayonnaise, but they can also be served with a vinaigrette or as a special addition to salads.

King Juan Carlos sampled a couple of these extra thick beauties from El Navarrico and exclaimed 'Cojonudos!’ which is slightly off-color slang for terrific! And wine critic Robert Parker said "a delicacy of the world are white asparagus- the best from Navarra in Spain, and Les Landes (Bordeaux)...La Tienda, the online Spanish food purveyor has them preserved in cans (normally I hate canned food), but these are superb."

In early spring, shoots of an asparagus fern emerge from moist, rich and well-drained soil. Normal green asparagus spears are the emerging shoots that are cut off and bound in a bundle.

For white asparagus there is a different method. As the shoots first emerge from the soil, the farmers protect them from the sunlight by forming mounds of soil to surround each group of shoots. As the spears grow a little higher, they add more earth to the mound.

To get these extraordinarily thick spears the asparagus plant has to be several years old, as young plants yield thin spears.

El Navarrico is one of the few places in Spain that follow the traditional way. Most producers outsource asparagus to China, since artisan production is so labor intensive and non-industrial.

Canned white asparagus from Navarra is so revered in Spain that it has its own D.O.(a protected Denomination of Origin), which guarantees its quality and authenticity. Our friends at Navarrico grow the “Cojonudo” white asparagus spears in such limited quantity, that some years we buy the entire harvest to make sure we have enough.

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Customer Reviews

Average rating from 45 reviews
  • "Liked it better than the green asparagus am used to would recommend it to anyone who likes asparagus"

    Stuart - Charleston, SC October 2020

  • "As a German born US citizen I used to miss the taste of white asparagus from the Frankfurt, Germany area during early summer season. The white asparagus in jars from Argentina does not come up to the expectation of my taste buds. But the Thick White asparagus from Tienda IS IT. It tastes even better than what my memory from my youth years in Germany tries to suggest to my brain. Fantastic Product. Than you. Klaus"

    Klaus - Merritt Island, FL March 2019

  • "Great"

    Orlando - Beaumont , TX March 2019

  • "These are awesome!"

    Maite - Birmingham , AL October 2018

  • "Pricey for the amount, but delicious"

    Bruce - Silver Spring, MD July 2017

  • "Absolutely a wonderful product. These tasty "White Asparagus" will continue to be a gourmet entry in our menu. "

    James - Rancho Mirage, CA January 2017

  • "I discovered this asparagus more than a year ago and I have reordered it several times. It is absolutely delicious. I keep a can in the refrigerator at all times so I can have it ready to open whenever I want."

    Soupie - Las Vegas, NV November 2016

  • "Absolutely marvelous!! Just a simple dressing and enjoy!"

    Terry - Farmington, CT May 2016

  • "So good, can't find them anywhere"

    Edith - Citronelle, AL March 2016

  • "Excellent. Great taste. Enjoyed every bit."

    DRuque - Lewisville, TX January 2016

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    Blanca - Smyrna, GA January 2016

  • "Awesome "espárragos". Way much better than the ones from Peru or China."

    Jose - Cincinnati, OH January 2016

  • "my wife loves them, and I prefer green"

    LARRY - PARRISH, FL September 2015

  • "The best asparagus ever"


  • "These white asparagus spears are wonderful. Reminds me of when I had them in both Spain and Germany."

    L.W. - Evergreen, Colorado April 2015

  • Christian - Isle of Palms, SC February 2015

  • "Always good for a canned product. Better quality than other white asparagus I have tried."

    William - Tucson, AZ February 2015

  • Bernadette - San Jose, CA February 2015

  • "excellent"

    Sonia - Stony Point , NY February 2015

  • "Good"

    debora - fuquay varina, NC November 2014

  • Brian - Austin, TX November 2014

  • "Fantastic! Unique"

    peter - shoreham, NY October 2014

  • "Little mushy"

    Phillip - huntington beach, CA June 2014


    JAMES - GREAT FALLS, MT May 2014

  • "We grow green asparagus during the spring and can't get anything like this back home!"

    Deborah - West Point, KY April 2014

  • "I've tried other white asparagus. Never again. These have spoiled me for all others. Every inch is delicious and smooth. I can understand why the king of Spain said what he said."

    Maria - Seaside, CA September 2013

  • "These are delicate and delicious. Impossible to eat only one. But, I honestly do not think they are far superior to some of the canned asparagus I have purchased at my local supermarket. Still a fantastic product, though."

    Dee - Tampa, FL July 2013

  • Edward - ORACLE, AZ June 2013

  • Jesus - Banks, OR June 2013

  • Audrey - Havre de Grace, MD May 2013

  • LEROY - HARRISBURG, PA March 2013

  • "Grate Product"

    Marina - Drexel Hill, PA March 2013

  • "Due to the shape of the can and the design of my can opener getting to the product was a challenge, will need to find a different can opener in the future."

    Richard - Sagle, ID February 2013

  • Gemma - Indianapolis, IN February 2013

  • "silky and delicious"

    Cesar - Arlington, VA February 2013

  • Earle - LANCASTER, PA February 2013

  • "great with aioli after being a little chilled uin the fridge"

    brian - July 2011

  • Marco - April 2011

  • Andy - February 2011

  • "Melting in your mouth, flavorful and delicious!"

    A - December 2010

  • "We missed the white asparagus when we went to Spain. Now we can get them in Colorado of all places. They were delich, big, and practically melted in our mouths."

    Teresa - December 2010

  • MW - December 2010

  • "great asparagus...delicious..."

    JMG - June 2010

  • "The best white asparagus I ate. They are delicious with mayonnaise and the best part is that you do not have to cook them, they come ready to be enjoyed. "

    Maria - December 2009

  • "So far everything that I have ordered has taken me back to Spain. Next year if possible I would like to see Girlaches in your catalog. Thank you for allowing me to relive my memories of Spain."

    Leacie - December 2008

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