Bergamot Candies
Bergamot Candies
Bergamot Candies
$12.00

Bergamot Candies

SKU: 31952

A homemade original recipe: sugars are dissolved in water boiled over an open flame, giving it its amber color naturally. The natural bergamot oil is then added. Delightful!

Bergamot Nancy is prepared with high-quality ingredients, manufactured only by Nancy.

The fruit was first popularized in France by King Stanislas in the 18th century. In 1850, at the suggestion of a perfumer, a candy-maker in Nancy succeeded in marrying the essence of bergamot with sugar, and the bergamot of Nancy was born. The translucent amber candy was awarded an AOP (Appellation d'Origine Protégé) in recognition of its special place in French confectionery. The lid of the tin features a picture of Nancy's beautiful Place Stanislas.

Sugar, Syrup of glucose, natural essence of bergamot, no artificial color.

*Ingredients may be subject to change. The most accurate and up to date product ingredient list can also found on the product packaging.

Bergamot of Nancy is a slightly bitter, translucent golden candy that is flavored with essential bergamot oil. The bergamot fruit is a lime-orange hybrid that produces an oil used for candy, as well as cosmetics, and is mainly cultivated in the nurturing climates of Sicily and the Calabria region of southern Italy.

Bergamot of Nancy is made according to the original recipe as it was created in the 19th century by confectioners from the city of Nancy, located in the French province of Lorraine.

The origins of the Bergamot of Nancy recipe, however, remain unclear. During the Middle Ages, immigrants carried the exotic fruit with them as they traveled from Italy to the French Basilica of Saint-Nicholas-de-Port. In 1845, a confectioner from Nancy experimented with mixtures of essential bergamot oil and sugar, eventually creating the honey-colored treat. The candy later received global recognition when it was showcased at the International Exposition of Nancy in 1909.