This is the original Chestnut Cream, invented and still manufactured by Clément Faugier, delectable with its chunky chestnuts, wisps of vanilla, and just the right amount of sugar.
Clément Faugier invented Chestnut Cream in 1885 as he was trying to save candied chestnuts that broke during production. To make this cream, the chestnuts are first puréed by cutting them open, boiling them, and then peeling their skins. After a trip in the blender to create a smooth mixture, the chestnut purée is mixed with a syrup composed of water, sugar, and vanilla. The blend continues to cook until the perfect texture is reached.
During World War II, despite widespread pillaging of resources, the Germans don’t seem to realize the nutritious value of chestnuts from Ardèche. As a result, Clément Faugier comes up with a clever idea to avoid rationing. He prepares a mysterious fortifying product which he names “Génovitine” and sells it in pharmacies. To procure some, all it take is a prescription from a well-intentioned doctor. Génovitine, of course, it nothing more than chestnut cream with a few harmless excipients. For city dwellers, whose nutritional situation is far worse than for people in the countryside, it’s an appreciated comfort, in particular for children and teenagers undergoing growth spurts.
According to French legislation, chestnut cream must include at least 38% of chestnut purée to be allowed to call itself chestnut cream.
How to eat chestnut cream? For instance, you can mix it into plain yoghurt, or spread it on crêpes, waffles, or pancakes. It’s a great way to change up your habits and be original! You can also find numerous recipes that call for chestnut cream, such as recipes for homemade ice cream, tarts, shortcakes, macarons, and even some savory dishes.
You can Diluted it in plain or sparkling water or in cocktails, le sirop Teisseire adds 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
Haribo - Tagada
Haribo Tagada are classic French gummy candies with a delightful strawberry flavor. Comes in a 120g bag - Made in France.
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.
Lu Chocolate Prince are classic French sweet biscuits with a chocolate cream filling.
Organic Flour - T55 - Francine
French all purpose organic flour
Strong French style Organic White Bread Flour; type T55 is ideal for making bread, puff pastries, croissants and baguettes. This type of flour is best known for making croissants. This Flour gives a light open textured loaf with a crisp crust.
Please know that the packaging may be a little bit damaged due to the transport from France. The supplier is extra careful and reseal it but some leak may occur and won’t affect the quality of the product.