Traditional French Calisson Candies
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Traditional French Calisson Candies

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Calisson candies is a deliciously sweet candy originating from Provence that will awaken your palate, making you believe that you are in the French Riviera.
200 g
$11.90

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Calisson candies is a deliciously sweet candy originating from Provence that will awaken your palate, making you believe that you are in the French Riviera.

If there goes a delicious taste from your early childhood memory, that might be the familiar taste of Calisson confectionery. Our Calisson candies, come in a decorative tin, making them the ideal gift for any French food lover, they are flavored using only natural ingredients and are easy to eat on-the-go.

  • Made in France
  • Made without coloring, palm oil or hydrogenated fat
  • The perfect treat
  • Made with Fresh Ingredients

From 1715 to 1780 during this time as every year chefs of Calisson used to spend a sleepless five days and nights at Marseille region (because it is where they originally come from) preparing Candied fruits under the Christmas Eve moon when everybody say happy new year wishes. 

There is a unique story to go along with the Calissons that crossed the history of southern of France. In the middle of the fifteen century the King Rene's court, also known the Count of Provence.

In 1454 during the King's wedding with Jeanne De Laval, there was a problem: the Bride-to-be never smiled. The confectioner created a new sweet, he decided to combine some of Provence's most spectacular delights to craft it.

When the Queen tried these delights, she was amazed by its incredible taste, and smiled! When she asked what it was, the pastry chef responded "Di Calin Soun" which in provencal language means "Little hugs". In that moment, the history of the Calisson began, and they are shaped to always remember Queen's smile.