Calissons by Gilles from Provence, just because…
They are called Calissons, a traditional French pastry-like candy from Provence. A blend of Mediterranean flavors with a predominant almond flavor intertwined with subtle cantaloupe and a delicate touch of orange covered with a thin crunchy dragée like coating.
Calissons have been around since the 12th century Medieval and Royal time and appeared in Aix-en-Provence during the 16th century with the introduction of the almond… read more about the origin in of Calissons here.
Calissons are made with natural ingredients and available in several flavors such as the traditional Almond Classic, Rose Petal, Orange Blossom and Lavender flavors. As an almond lover and fine bouche, I would indulge in the Almond Classic anytime as a special treat to savor, just because…. These Provencal delicacies are to be enjoyed one tiny bite at a time. They come wrapped in elegant looking transparent gift boxes for a variety of occasions.
Gilles Cailleaux is the owner & Master Confectioner at By Gilles, an online French candy store based in Orange County, California with over 25 years of experience with these delicious French confections and sweets including training at the prestigious culinary institute CERIA in Anderlecht, Belgium and working with Michel Richard, pastry chef of the stars in Los Angeles.
Discover the beautiful collections for all occasions at Calissons By Gilles !