Babbaluci is a typical snack consumed during the festival of Santa Rosalia, the patron saint of Palermo. It is customary to take walks by the seaside, watch spectacular fireworks and eat this unusual street food, that is typical for Sicily.
Santa Rosalia celebration is when babbaluci are sold and consumed in huge quantities. But you can also try it in restaurants and cafes in various Sicilian town throughout the summer. Locals love them mostly for their strong flavor.