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Dragées de Verdun

Pastel Dragées 44% avola almond in Small Tin

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Who said dragées were only for weddings, christenings and other special events? Let yourself be seduced by these delightful French dragées de Verdun presented in a pretty collectible tin. (2.29 oz)

In the Middle-Ages, an apothecary from the town of Verdun in northeast France had the idea of coating medications with a layer of sugar to disguise the taste of it. Around 1220, a confectioner of the same town used the same technique to coat almonds. This is how the dragée was born. However some people claim the dragée was invented by a Roman candy-maker named Julius Dragatus who was known for coating almonds and spices with honey that he called “dragati” to be given to crowds on celebration days. Whatever its origin may be, these confections have a long history and are traditionally associated with weddings and special celebrations. The town of Verdun acquired its reputation for its dragées by the 13th century.

Ingredients: almonds, sugar, corn syrup, acacia, gelatin, artificial flavor, artificial color.

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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0.07 kg net

price: $14.84

Usually ships the next business day

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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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