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Coussins de Lyon

Chocolate Mousse wrapped in candied almond

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Treat your loved one with a gift of unsurpassed taste from France: the Coussin de Lyon, a French chocolate creation with rich cocoa and blanched almonds. Its making is a real art with the soft chocolate mousse being wrapped in a thin layer of almond paste.
These deluxe confections are packaged in a clear bag with a beautiful ribbon. (8.81 oz)

The Coussin de Lyon refers to a silk cushion in front of which stood a statue of the Virgin Mary. The story is set in the city of Lyon that is overlooked by a hill called the Fourvière hill, known as “the hill that prays”. In 1643, Lyon was devastated by a dreadful epidemic disease and in order to fight against it, aldermen of Lyon vowed to walk in procession to the Fourvière Hill and offer a wax candle of seven pounds and a gold sovereign on its silk cushion. Each year since then, the magistrates of Lyon have been renewing the aldermen's vows by walking up the Fourvière hill while three canon shots ring out in the city to announce that the vow has been respected. The silk cushion inspired the creation of the Coussin de Lyon. In 1960, some silk manufacturers in Lyon and the candy-maker Voisin worked together, the former devising a box evoking the historic silk cushion, the latter inventing a delicious specialty.

Ingredients: sugar, almonds, cocoa, milk, corn syrup, curacao orange peel, potassium sorbate.

All our products are made in France and in order to maintain their high quality and freshness, we ship directly from our shop in Toulouse, France to your doorstep via FedEx International Priority or FedEx International Econonomy.

For information on where we deliver and our delivery options, see our Shipping page.

As soon as your order is placed, it will immediately be processed. If the items you ordered are in stock and the order is received before 10 a.m. U.S Central Time, your package is shipped the same day. Orders received after 10 a.m. U.S Central Time are shipped the next business day.

As soon as your package has been shipped from France, you will receive an email with the tracking number of your package. With this tracking number, you will be able to check on the progress of the shipment on FedEx's website. Upon delivery a signature will be required.

Please note that FedEx does not ship to P.O boxes and shipping services only occur Monday through Friday and are subject to interruptions on French and recipient country holidays.


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0.25 kg net

price: $29.89

Usually ships the next business day

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*Note: All products are shipped directly from France. Prices are given and processed in US dollars within the US (no foreign transaction bank fees will apply). Prices are frequently updated to account for Euro to US dollar exchange fluctuations.

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Histoire Sucrée takes you to a sweet world where gourmet candy, dragees, candied fruit, marrons glaces, candied flowers, nougat, chocolate candy and biscuits have been made in France by expert artisans for centuries. Histoire Sucrée is committed to delighting you with unique French sweets and surprising you with retro tin boxes that have been part of French culture and represent a unique and collectible gift to the ones you love.

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