Valentine's Day Calissons Gift Box
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Valentine's Day Calissons Gift Box

$29.00

Offer the unique taste of Provence - France for Valentine's Day! Heart shaped gift box filled with French calissons candies. Emblematic product of Provence, calisson is a delicious blend of sweet almonds, bitter almonds, melon and candied oranges.
300 g

Categories: Gift Boxes,

The Product 

Surprise your loved one with Valentine's day treat box filled with Calissons candies. Emblematic product of Provence, calisson is a delicious blend of sweet almonds, bitter almonds, melon and candied oranges. It will awaken your loved one's palate, making them believe that they are in the French Riviera.

  • Calissons made in France
  • Made with fresh ingredients
  • Without colouring, palm oil or hydrogenated fat

The Box

The Calissons candies are wrapped and packaged in a festive heart-shaped box featuring a chocolate-brown background with pink ribbon and dots. 
  • Each box contains 15 Calissons
  • Box measures 4.5" x  4.5"
  • Net weight: 300g
  • DLUO: 3 to 4 weeks.

The Valentine's Day Card

Every Valentine's Day Calissons Gift Box order allow you to get a Valentine's Day Card that you will be able to personnalize for your loved one

The card comes with a French wuote about love from a famous French poet:

"La vie est un sommeil, l'amour en est le rêve" - Alfred de Musset

"Life is a long sleep, and love is its dream"

 

How are made the Calissons?

 

What is the story behind the Calissons?

From 1715 to 1780 during this time as every year chefs of Calisson used to spend a sleepless five days and nights at the 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 France. In the middle of the fifteen century the King Rene's court, also known as 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 their incredible taste, and smiled! When she asked what it was, the pastry chef responded "Di Calin Soun" which in provencal language means "Little hugs". At that moment, the history of the Calisson began, and they are shaped to always remember Queen's smile.

  • Sweet and bitter almonds
  • candied melons and oranges
  • egg white
  • glucose syrup
  • lemon juice
  • salt.
  • sugar
  • unleavened bread
  • vanilla flavouring.