Flourishing in hot climates, pistachios spread from the Middle East to the Mediterranean, quickly becoming a treasured delicacy among royalty, travellers and common folk alike. Legend has it that the Queen of Sheba decreed pistachios an exclusively royal food, going so far as to forbid commoners from growing the nut for personal use.
Classified as a fruit, when it ripens the shell splits partly open, revealing the edible seed. They are often eaten whole, either fresh or roasted and salted, and are also used in salads and a wide range of sweets such as baklava, biscotti and ice creams.
Mathieu Teisseire Pistachio Syrup beautifully captures the creamy, moreish notes of this perennial favourite. With an exquisite nutty flavour and soft vanilla and almond after notes, this syrup expertly elevates hot and cold drinks alike. Try mixing it with coffees, chocolates, milkshakes, frappes, desserts, teas, cocktails, mocktails and more.