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A confection made with sugar and honey, holding almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios or walnuts and often glacé fruits.
The word is derived from the Latin 'nux' meaning walnut - so these were probably originally traditional.
Montételimar in the South of France is a famous area of production. While Italian 'torrone' and Spanish 'turrón' are different forms of the same confection.
In Provence, a form of oil-cake made from the residue of walnut oil is also called nougat.