The products of the shop
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3 Citrus fruits, Apricot, Cherry + anise + ginger, Black cherry, Spice quince, Fig, Strawberry, Raspberry, Red berries, Mulberry jelly, Mulberry, Wild blueberry, Honey peach, Pear + honey + ginger and Elderberry
French craft confectionery
Generally made with candied melon and crushed almonds, topped with royal icecream. This treat is often scented with orange blossom. It is always in the form of shuttle, it is a specialty of Aix-en-Provence since the 15th century.
The violet of Toulouse
Its first use dates back to the 13th century it was used to decorate the dishes of the nobles and hide the smell of poisons. Many centuries later, around the 19th century, it was rediscovered by Adrien Roucolle, who revived the cultivation and manufacture of violet products. It is always made from fresh flowers, this flower is then crystallized in sugar, it is easily recognizable by its delicate smell and beautiful color.
The nougat of Montélimar
The story is that around the 18th century, the Duke of Burgundy and the Duke of Berry stop at Montelimar on their return from Spain. The inhabitants offer nougat to welcome them and since that day this treat is always associated with gifts. It consists of almonds, honey, sugar and egg whites beaten in snow.
The foolishness of Cambrai
The history of this sweet goes back to the 19 th century, it would be the creation of the Afchain family. It comes from the error Émile Afchain who helping his parents to make candy in the confectionery family is mistaken is depositing mint in the recipe. This little stupidity is of course kept secret by Émile. It is only a few days later that the customers ask Émile's parents what is this new sweet so delicious, the parents of Émile then ask explanations to their child and that's how this candy was born. In memory, Émile's parents call this candy foolishness.
The prunes of Agen
The prune was one of the favorite foods of sailors of the 17th and 18th centuries because it is very well preserved and it brings a lot of good sugars. The culture in the region of Agen dates back to the 18th century. The production is very simple because you just have to choose the fruit and dry slowly for about a day to preserve the qualities and taste of the fruit.
Considered as one of the first types of candy made from sugar, this confectionery began to be made in Brittany during the reign of King Philippe VI of France in the 14th century in the form of salted butter caramel. Since that day there is an infinity of shapes, tastes, and colors.
Chuques du Nord
In 1887, Victor Piteau, confectioner of the Douaisis, had the idea of pouring the rest of his coffee flavored with chicory on caramel. He mixed it and rolled it in beet sugar before it hardened. He let the candy cool on a blue stone, and noted with surprise that the inside of the candy remained tender. He named this candy the "Chuque du Nord".
Bergamot from Nancy
Nancy bergamot is a sweet slightly tangy, square, flat, translucent and golden, perfumed with essential oil of bergamot, whose confectioners of Nancy in Lorraine made their specialty from the nineteenth century.