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Sweet Childhood Memories: Candies of France


Did you know? French confectionery is full of regional specialties. Every region of France has its own “bonbon”.  Ahh, sweet and beautiful France! It is an art to make old-fashioned candies with artisanal methods.

Calissons d’AIx en Provence

Candies of our childhood, the real candies of France with natural flavors ( that we could safely give our children as most have no chemical additives) I greedily remember my own childhood candy-filled memories such as Carambars, Malabar, Berlingots, Licorice, Bêtises de Cambrai, Nougat, etc…

According to the established “House of Confectionery” since 1885, there are over 600 candy and other sweets specialties in France. Fruit of a savoir-faire or know-how that our French confectioners have cultivated for centuries, the regional confectionery is prepared with local products following an original recipe born from a story and/or legend and often time invented quite by accident.

Les Berlingots de Nantes

 

Discover regional confectionery and their ingredients: nougat, candied chestnuts, candied fruits, licorice, fruit paste, honey drops, sugar cane, almonds, violets, praline, salted butter, caramel, mint, toffee, apple sugar, etc…

Each region of France has its own well-known confectionery specialty, for example, Les Bêtises de Cambrai, La Pastille du Mineur, Les Caramels de Normandie, Les Bergamottes de Nancy, l’Anis de Flaviny, Les Pastilles de Vichy, Les Pâtes de Fruits d’Auvergne, Le Nougat de Montélimar, Les Berlingots de Nantes, Les Tourons du Pays-Basque, Les Violettes de Toulouse, Les Nougats de Provence, La Régisse d’Uzès, Les Calissons d’Aix en Provence, 

Nougat de Montelimar
Le Nougat de Montélimar

 

An imprint of the history of France, confectionery is a note of sweetness where memories and flavors mingle with the pleasure of savoring.

Les Berlingots de Nantes

Click on French Candy for a wonderful selection of traditional and old fashioned sweets from all over France right at your fingertips!

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For all Carambar Lovers


For all Carambar Lovers

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Where can Carambars, (you know aka. the French caramel iconic candies) be found in the USA? Well, today thank goodness they are readily accessible and of course, found on  Amazon.com  (remember, French A L.A Carte Blog is an  Amazon affiliate associate and earns a commission on your purchase 😉 … so please don’t run out! Get the huge box of 400 Carambars to last you a while or go for the mega 1K – 1000 Carambars for a great price! Come on you’ll love ’em!

Crambars bag

TIP: Also remember to stuff your suitcases with bags of Carambars and other goodies on your next trip to France

A little background history courtesy of Wiki:  “In 1954, Mr. Fauchille, director of the Delespaul-Havez company, and Mr. Galois an employee had a surplus of cocoa and decided to create a new, original recipe to use up the cocoa. The legend says that one of the machines in the factory was malfunctioning which created quite by accident the long caramel bars that still exist today. This candy, in the form of a long stick or bar, was christened “Caram’bar.”

Today, Carambars come in a variety of flavors from strawberry, lemon, tutty fruity to tropical coconut,  but my French taste buds are faithful to the original gooey caramel reminiscent of my childhood days! What’s your favorite flavor?

Did you know? Inside each wrapper of a Carambar candy is a silly little nonsense French joke, an actually very witty French wordplay, or Blague Carambar. 

 

Carambar box

 

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