Honey nougat/torrone - where to find?
Hi all -- I'm looking for traditional nougat/torrone sweetened only with honey. Has anyone come across this?
I'm particularly excited about finding the Provence style made with lavender honey, but am open to any.
Thanks! This stuff appears hard to find.
You might give Pasta Shop a call. They carry lots of interesting foodstuffs including torrone.
Not sure if it is 100% honey, but they have this treat at A.G. Ferrari and it is from a small town in Italy. About as authentic as you are going to get. It is expensive. I bought some as a gift last month. I don't remember what it cost, but I do remember being shocked by the price (not uncommon in that store).
They have locations at 468 Castro, 3490 Californa (Laurel Village), 688 Mission at 3rd Street, and also in Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, and Corte Madera.
The people who work there seemed to be trained to "talk up" the products, so if you call I am sure they will be happy to tell you all about their torrone and its ingredients.
Years ago there was a very crunchy version of this treat at that store - individually wrapped pieces - that were covered in chocolate. I loved them but never saw that variety there again.
Ratto's in Oakland stocks turron. Ingredients: toasted almonds; sugar; honey; egg whites.
Ratto's International Market
821 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607