My husband and I visited not only once but twice, that is how much we loved the sweets made by these local nuns. It is right behind the main shopping street of Agrigento center Via Athena, so a gps and a car is a must. We came here on a Saturday afternoon around 12pm to buy sweets to bring for dinner at my grandmother's house. There are no signs explaining where to buy the sweets and the church was closed, but I noticed a sign for the BB that they run and I saw a buzzer and I buzzed it saying I came all the way from New York to buy the couscous with pistachio and a lady buzzed me in.
They only have two types of sweets one is the famous couscous with pistachios (25 Euros per kilo) and other is cookies (23 Euros per kilo) made with almonds and pistachios. I bought both to try. My husband I decided to donate our change (three Euros), and lady who works for the nuns was shocked and thanked us tremendously for our small donation.
It was delicious and everyone loved it!!! It was so fresh, that I bite into a pistachio shell. We loved the cookies that were called seashells. We loved it so much that we went back the following week to buy another kilo of couscous with pistachios for another dinner we were invited to.
The church was open and old woman, not sure if she worked for the church but asked me for a donation to show me the church and I was honestly turned off by this for her bluntness about this, so I only had spare changed and gave it to her( 50 cents).
We then went next door and they buzzed us in and the same lady who helped us a week before remembered us.
If you are going to be in Agrigento it is a pity if you do not try this local specialty only made by these nuns.
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