Pistachios: Aegina or Bronte?


Do you have a preference?

Is it Greek Aegina or Sicilian Bronte?

If you do, would mind explaining your preference?

Thank you.


Never tried Aegina, but the best pistachio gelato i ever had was made with Sicilan Bronte ones (at Bulgarini Gelato). I can only afford to snack on what Trader Joe sells and the flavor is not as good as Bronte pistachios.


From what I understand, the Aegina is supposed to be even better.


I eat a lot of pistachios, and I think the Kirkland shelled ones at Costco are noticeably better than the shelled ones at TJ. Cheaper too, but you have to buy 24 oz. ($16, vs $8 per 1/2 lb at TJ). I believe they’re both domestic.

Update: Now $13.50 for 24 oz.


@CeleryVictor Was wondering if Costco sells unsalted pistachios? Didn’t see any at my local Costco last week - everything was salted.


Don’t know for sure, but I’ll check later this week or next when I go to restock.


Nope, I didn’t see any unsalted ones either.


Thanks for checking @CeleryVictor


Superior Nut Company has roasted, shelled, unsalted pistachios.