Bergamotes de Nancy Bergamot Candies (200 g) bag
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Bergamote de Nancy

Bergamot Candies

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The bergamot, a small yellow citrus fruit, is inedible raw, but its rind yields an essential oil much used in perfumery and confectionery. 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.

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To make the candy, sugar is heated over an open flame. Once the sugar is cooked, the essence of bergamot is added; the preparation is then poured on marble table to cool and cut by hand. The translucent amber candy was awarded an AOP (Appellation d'Origine Protégé) in recognition of its special place in French confectionery.

Ingredients + Benefits

Sugar, Syrup of Glucose, Natural Essence of Bergamot. No coloring added.

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

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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.
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