Is it the strawberry taste or the soft but grainy texture that make the Fraise Tagada Haribo one of the favorite candies in France?
Originally bright-red, their color has become a little more subtle in recent years because when they removed the artificial coloring which only makes us like them more! This small ball covered with fine red sugar has been a go-to for the kids (and their parents!) for nearly 50 years as it was created in 1969. The strawberry candy we all love! So bring the sweetness of your childhood back with Tagada Haribo!
acidifying agent: citric acid
colorants: curcumin, carmins, vegetal carotenes.
Weight: 4.2 oz.
Product of France.
Mikado - Lu
Thin biscuit sticks covered in dark or Milk chocolate in a to go size package. May contain nuts and produce in France.
Lu Milk Chocolate Granola
A traditional French Cookie : the Granola LU is an inimitable blend sablé shortbread topped with a thin layer of milk chocolate.
LU (that are the initials of Lefèvre-Utile) was created in Nantes, France in 1850 by Romain Lefèvre and his wife Pauline-Isabelle Utile. They initially sold biscuits from an English company but soon created their own little family business, baking cookies and labeling each package with their initials, LU. Lu is now one of the most famous French brands for biscuits, cookies and snacks. Lu Biscuits are now distributed by Mondelez International and available in over 100 countries including in the United States. The Granola LU is going to become one of your favorites for breakfast or as a snack as it pairs amazingly with coffee. Our French tip? We LOVE it in the morning while enjoying a cup of Nestlé Ricoré or Carte Noire! Ingredients:
Delight in a moment of pleasure with Pépito cookies by Lu. These delicious biscuits are topped with milk or dark chocolate – your choice.
Pépito cookies were initially made by the brand Belin. From the start, the milk chocolate cookies were sold in blue and white packaging, while the dark chocolate cookies had red and white packaging. The character Pépito, a young Mexican wearing a sombrero and sometimes a poncho, is pictured holding a cookie in his hand, about to eat it. The character comes from the Italian TV show of the same name.
Pépito eventually becomes a part of LU, and an essential one at that!
A little-known fact: LU was formed in 1846 as a shared passion between two biscuit artisans: Jean-Romain Lefèvre and Pauline-Isabelle Utile. The acronym from their initials gave the company its name. LU products win a gold medal at the 1882 fair in Nantes (for more about LU and Nantes, read our Summer French Trip blog post here!)
With their LU’Harmony program, LU has helped French farmers grow wheat according to biodiversity-promoting and environmentally-friendly practices since 2008. Today, over 1,500 farmers have put these practices in place. The farmers are located as close as possible to factories; sign a charter outlining measures to help protect the environment; and take action to help preserve local biodiversity. For example, 3% of Harmony wheat fields are dedicated to flowers that help feed pollinators!
milk or dark chocolate (sugar, cacao paste, cacao butter, powdered milk, vegetable oil, butter, lactose, emulsifier: soy lecithin, aroma)
Contains wheat, milk, soy. May contain eggs, shell fruit, sesame.
Weight: 200 g
Each box contains two individually-wrapped sets of 10 cookies.
Chestnut Cream - Clément Faugier
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.
·natural vanilla extract
Weight tube: 78g Weight pack of 4 cans: 4x100g
Petit Ourson Guimauve - Cémoi
Whether you are 7 or 77 years old, Le Petit Ourson Guimauve by Cémoi might become your new favorite candy!
Louis Parès built the factory (which was one of the first Chocolate factories in France) in Arles-sur-Tech, in the Pyrénées Orientales in 1814. It was a family owned business until the 1960s and was later bought by Georges Poirrier who took the company from the rank of well-known family business to leading French manufacturer of chocolate bars and will later become the Cémoi group around the 1980’s.
The first Petit Ourson Guimauve was invented by M.Catherine in the 60s and, at first, the idea left the sales representatives of the company pretty skeptical. M. Catherine still decided to secretly produce a few pieces of the chocolate bears and presented them to the company during an important meeting. The result ? Everybody was impressed with the candy, devoured the few that were available during the meeting and immediately asked for more. That's how the Le Petit Ourson Guimauve started getting produced in the factory of Villeneuve d'Ascq, close to Lille in France, in 1962. From the very beginning, kids and adults have been in love with the taste of these cute little chocolate bears and the candy will soon celebrate its 60th birthday!
whole milk powder 4.2%
stabilizer: sorbitol syrup
emulsifier: sunflower lecithin
May contain traces of gluten and nuts.
This is a product of France.
Obvious question, obvious answer: of course, it is Carambar! Behind its legendary shape and its offbeat humour, it embodies a part of the French heritage. We know that, like us, you have already laughed with its jokes! It is normal, nobody can resist Carambar ! Oh, by the way, Did you know that Carambar was born thanks to… A mistake!
A cross between the American Sugar Daddy and Tootsie Roll, these little caramel sticks crack when they are cold and are soft when they are warm. Each contains a joke inside the wrapper.
The Original Chocolates box - Le Pompon
Box of 10 delicious pompons.
Thin dark chocolate shell with flowing salted butter caramel. Box with a real red pompon.
The legend says that it was lucky to touch the pompon of navy sailors.
About the brand In memory of the "Mouss" who came down la rue de Siam in Brest, Pierre Le Petitcorps created the Pompon, a delicious salted butter caramel flowing in a thin shell of dark chocolate. Created in 2004 after intense months of research the Pompon will become Best chocolate specialty in France in 2014 Grand prize awarded by the National Academy of Cuisine
The original one is made with salted butter caramel but today there are Yuzu, raspberry, passion fruit and praliné 😋