This delicious, wholesome confection envelopes almonds (and a dash of pistachios) in soft, creamy nougat made with egg whites and lavender honey (without this rare lavender honey, it cannot be called Nougat de Montélimar). This festive, red-bordered gift bag is filled with bite-sized pieces so that you can savor the taste of Christmas in Provence one bite at a time.
Truly artisanal, this classic Provençal confection is made in small batches in copper cauldrons and rolled out onto marble slabs in a confiserie first founded as G. Savin in 1900. The small company—only 15 employees!—is still family-run by brother-sister team Jaques and Ghislane Savin.
It’s a wonderful treat in the lunch box or gym bag, as an afternoon pick-me-up with coffee or tea, or as a light dessert.