I don´t particularly have a sweet tooth; if anything, I have a sweet eye. That´s probably why I love these almond and egg sweets so much. A tradition in Algarve, continental Portugal´s southernmost region, they are shaped and coloured like flowers, fruits and animals and taste as good as they look. Some of them are filled with eggs (the yellow part); some are not. They´re roughly the same size, but some informed voices (the lovely waitress in Albufeira) claim that “bananas are bigger than the rest”. She always got in trouble for picking banana-shaped ones out from the bunch!