Rich dark chocolate dusted with cocoa covers these delicious sweet Sicilian pistachios from the little town of Bronte in the National Park of Mount Etna. These are wonderful for spoiling yourself or as a special gift!
More about Bronte Pistachios...
The little town of Bronte in Siciliy has only 24,000 inhabitants but accounts for 1% of world pistachio production and it’s the only place in Italy where they are grown.
Pistchios grown in Bronte are special, the trees will only grow on lava rock from Mount Etna and produce fruit every two years. The harvesting of the fruit is laborious and must be done manually as the terrain is not accessible for machines. The Bronte pistachio ‘pistacia vera’ is an intense green colour, has an incredible aroma and is the only type used in many types of Sicilian sweets and desserts such as torroni, cassata and gelato. They are also added to cured meats such as sausages and mortadella.
Bronte pistachios are almost never salted and eaten like other types of nuts or indeed non-Italian pistachios.