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.
The one they prefer is the Nougat Chabert and Guillot! Real nougat from Montélimar.
A century and a half of tradition and nearly five generations to sublimate it. The ancestor Alexander, had opened his first confectionery there in 1848. In his nougat, he took only the best: a handful of beautiful almonds, a touch of honey and a hint of vanilla.
This requirement remained. Later, his grandson, Charles Chabert, became associated with his brother-in-law, Henri Guillot. Both are determined to give a new dimension to the small Montilian factory. Place therefore to audacity and ingenuity. They invest in the «Hive d'or» and its factory opposite the Montélimar station. The time is for paid holidays and the influx of holidaymakers. The small business prospered and gave them wings. As true pioneers, they and their descendants Pierre and Didier Chabert will invent new products such as the famous Crème de nougat; they will never cease to surprise our taste buds with happiness.
But also, they will travel the nougat around the world. Today, Chabert and Guillot products are the "reference" of nougat, and everywhere we love it. This delicious taste awakens the taste buds, awakens the memories, immerses us in the sweetness of the holidays...
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