Cacao trees only grow within 15 to 20 degrees north or south of the equator in tropical regions of Africa, Asia, Central & South America AND HAWAII.
Nougat candy has been around for centuries. It’s believed to have been made in the 15th century in Italy. The basic recipe for nougat is egg whites, honey and nuts. Different countries use their own local nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios) to make their version of this classic confection.