A soft and creamy confection that dates back to Antiquity, nougat is made from egg white, honey and almonds. At the time, it was made in the Orient with almonds, honey and spices. Its manufacture was also known to the Greeks who made it with walnuts. In the 14th century, confectioners in Damascus, Syria, decided to make a softer nougat and incorporate Aleppo pistachios. This dry fruit has the property of also providing a pleasant fragrance. Various soft and hard varieties have appeared over the years. The real nougat, as we know it today, appeared in the middle of the 18th century. Egg whites, melted with honey and sugar have been added which allows the dough to be well aerated. And you can taste them at the Nougaterie.