Sugar Coated Almonds
You can have sugar coated almonds. Or you can have sugar coated almonds from Sulmona. There is an enormous difference between the two.
Sugar and almonds, sweet and bitter, just like our fellow citizen Ovidio, poet of love, would have liked them. Giacomo Leopardi, famous Italian poet, was sure to enjoy them. He always sweetened his bitter sad moments with a famous cinnamon “cannellino”. Even today they are appreciated by many famous people who always choose sugar coated almonds from Sulmona for their ceremonies: actors from Totò to Sofia Loren and George Clooney, politicians from King Vittorio Emanuele III to Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, athletes from soccer player Fabio Cannavaro to motorcyclist Valentino Rossi.
Nowadays, in addition to the traditional use in ceremonies, sugar coated almonds are also chosen for their unique nutritional properties. The mix between the finest sugar and the antioxidants that come from almonds makes for an excellent dietary supplement. A couple of sugar coated almonds a day are a perfect source of sugar and vitamins that will help you maintain a healthy diet. All sugar coated almonds from Sulmona are handmade with great passion by masters that have passed the tradition on for many generations.
Sugar coated almonds from Sulmona are delicious, but also beautiful. They are used as a base to make gorgeous and colorful flowers that fill the windows of numerous shops in the town center, a delightful scene for tourists of all ages.