Bonne Maman jam is just about as authentic as can be. With chunks of fruit poking through and plenty of sugar, it’s French jam as has been made for centuries.
As early as the first century, Pliny the Elder described preserving fruit by cooking it in honey, syrup, or wine. Cane sugar is introduced to Europe around the year 1000 by way of the Middle East, and the word “confiture” was born, derived from the Latin for “medicine to lick.” At the time, it described all sweets made of foods cooked in sugar. For centuries, jam was considered a luxury, until beet sugar was discovered in the early 19th century. Now, they’re simply delicious!
Bonne Maman started in 1971 at Biars-sur-Cère, a village in the Lot region known for its plentiful fruit at the junction of the Cère and Dordogne rivers. The jam was so good that it could have been made by a grandmother for her family – hence the name “Bonne Maman,” which is an affectionate name for grandmothers in French. A simple glass jar, a handwritten paper label glued on, and a cap with a red Vichy fabric pattern: this is the way grandmothers used to make jam with all the fruit that ripened in the summer. The recipe is simple: 50% fruit, 50%, and the result is always delicious!
At French Wink, we have a varied selection of classic French jams for you to choose from! Will you spread black cherry, chestnut, quince, mandarine, rhubarb, strawberry & wild strawberry, or golden plum (mirabelle) on your toast in the morning? If you have a sweet tooth, opt for cherry, plum, or strawberry. For a jam with a little more bite, try rhubarb, quince, or mandarine. Chestnut jam is gentler thanks to its nutty flavor.
the fruit on the label
concentrated lemon juice
Bonne Maman jams are made with all natural ingredients. They have no preservatives, no additives, no high-fructose corn syrup; they are sulfite-free, non-GMO, gluten-free, peanut- and sesame-free, and kosher.
You can Diluted it in plain or sparkling water or in cocktails, Teisseire syrups add a unique flavors to your drinks.The origin of Teisseire dates back to the early 18th century, when Mathieu Teisseire started making fruit based beverages. Today Teisseire makes the most popular syrups in France.
Lu Chocolate Prince are classic French sweet biscuits with a chocolate cream filling.
Alsatian Baking Powder - Alsa
Ready to bake a cake like the French? Grab one of the famous pink pouches of Alsa baking powder, known in France as levure chimique or levure alsacienne.
Unlike most American brands, Alsa is single-acting, which means that it creates the gas needed for leavening as soon as it is mixed with liquid ingredients. The double-acting powders that are common in the U.S. release gas in two stages: first when mixed with liquid ingredients, and then when heated.
Alsa was created in 1897 by Emile Moench, a young French baker who travelled to Vienna for his apprenticeship. He was surprised to discover that his employer used chemical yeast rather than traditional baking yeast for his cakes. At the time, baking powder was still being developed and refined: the German August Oetker invented it in 1891. Upon Emile’s return to France, he began to make the chemical yeast himself. At the time, the village priest took care of the marketing and distribution! Emile’s wife dreamt of an Alsacian woman in a traditional headdress, which spurred the creation of the logo and pink packaging for which Alsa is still known today. The company grew quickly, and soon Alsa was producing all manner of baking ingredients. Emile even published a collection of baking recipes, and became the first cookbook editor before World War I. After World War II, Alsa establishes itself throughout France as the top producer of baking ingredients. The company wins over hearts and minds with its simple, straightforward recipes. This reputation continues today. In fact, a little pink pouch is sold every three seconds!
Want to use Alsatian Baking Powder at home? You have lots of options of delicious recipes to make. Try a marble cake, madeleines, Breton biscuits, or light and sweet homemade fried dough. Savory recipes are an option too: Alsa pouches are great for homemade pizza dough or tortillas. If you have a waffle machine, use Alsatian Baking Powder to make your waffles fluffy and delicious.
Sold in packs of 8 pouches of 11 grams each. This is roughly equivalent to one tablespoon of baking powder.
Bring out the French cook in you with Nestlé Dessert’s Dark Chocolate!
This chocolate is flavorful and has a balanced aroma, and melts wonderfully. Made with carefully selected cacao beans and pure cacao butter, it’s the perfect selection to ensure that your baking adventures turn out well! From refined chocolate cakes and flavorful mousses to classic brownies and melt-in-your-mouth lava cakes, Nestlé Dessert’s Dark Chocolate bar will satisfy all of your baking needs.
Thanks to the Cacao Plan, Nestlé supports cacao growers to help them improve the quality of their cacao. They teach best practices, run field schools for skilled local labor, and provide resources to help farmers maximize their crops, amongst other programs.
In 1866, the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company was founded. The Americans Charles and George Page used abundant supplies of fresh milk in Switzerland and knowledge gained across the Atlantic to establish Europe’s first production facility for condensed milk in Cham. Meanwhile, in 1867, Henri Nestlé, launched “farine lactée” (“flour with milk”) in Vevey, Switzerland. It combined cow’s milk, wheat flour, and sugar. Nestlé developed it for consumption by infants who could not be breastfed, to tackle high mortality rates. By 1878, there was fierce competition between Nestlé and Anglo-Swiss. Both had started manufacturing the other’s key product. The two companies merged in 1905. They had over 20 factories and their sales network spanned Europe and North America but also Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.
The Nestlé & Anglo-Swiss Milk Company helped the war effort in World War I by producing large amounts of basic dairy products for government contracts. Condensed milk is long-lasting and easy to transport, which made it popular with armed forces. For example, in 1915 the British Army starts issuing Nestlé canned milk to soldiers in their emergency rations.
Nestlé began selling chocolate in 1904 when it took over export sales for Peter & Kohler. The Nestlé company had played a role in the development of milk chocolate starting in 1875, when it supplied his Vevey neighbor Daniel Peter with condensed milk. In 1929, chocolate became an integral part of Nestlé’s business. Over the next few decades, they develop exciting new products such as white chocolate, chocolate bars with honey and air bubbles, vitamin supplements, and Nescafé. Nowadays, products like Nestlé chocolate bars, Nescafé, and Nesquik are the reasons the brand is well-known – and the reason you are on this page!
cocoa paste (West Africa, South America)
emulsifier (sunflower lecithin)
natural vanilla aroma (Madagascar)
Cacao content: 52% minimum.
May contain shell fruit, milk.
Weight: 205 g
Size: 7 oz
Dijon Mustard - Amora
Enjoy real French mustard alongside your steak or fries with Amora's strong and smooth Dijon Mustard!
You won't find a French kitchen without a jar of Amora mustard "fine et forte" within arm's reach – it’s a quintessential condiment. Over 70 years after its creation, Amora mustard is part of France’s heritage. The classic condiment will help spice meats, sauces, savory pies, sandwiches, and picnics… If you want to make a vinaigrette the way the French do, this is the mustard for you!
Dijon mustard is a style of prepared mustard that originated in the town of Dijon, in Burgundy. It is pale yellow, rather than the bright yellow of American mustard, and has a slightly creamy consistency. It’s more intense and nose-tingling than its US counterpart. Burgundy is known for its wines, and the mustard is related: it is grown in vineyards as a cover crop beneath the rows of vines, providing nutrients to the vines when it is plowed under. By the 1200s, Dijon was recognized as a significant area for mustard making and is now regarded as the mustard capital of the world. King Philip VI first used the mustard in 1336 which became popular roughly 500 years later when Jean Naigeon created the formula that replaces vinegar with verjuice. Verjuice is a juice made from unripe grapes and adds flavor to the condiment.
Dijon mustard can be used in a variety of ways. It can top a hot dog or be smeared on a roast beef or turkey sandwich. It is the perfect pairing for a corned beef or pastrami sandwich on rye bread, for example, since a spicy mustard is called for. Chicken with Dijon mustard is also common -- a simple meal that will delight the whole family!