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Bêtises de Cambrai

Artisanal French Mints

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Surprise that special someone with France’s favorite candy: the Bêtise de Cambrai, a delicate mint flavored candy that is sweetened by a fine ribbon of caramelized sugar. 100 % natural, these refreshing French candies are individually wrapped in cellophane and packaged in a collectible tin gift box. Approximately 42 bonbons in the tin. (7.94 oz)

The Bêtises de Cambrai is the famous specialty of the town of Cambrai situated in Northern France. These candies are also famous beyond the Northern region, even in Japan where they are called French Cancan. Nobody really knows when the candy was born. The word “bêtise” in French means “a mistake” and the legend says that the candy name comes from a mistake made by an apprentice confectioner in the middle of the 19th century. This mistake turned out to be a blessing as the apprentice had invented one of the most famous candies in France! Others will say that the candy name “bêtise” comes from the big flea market that happened on the 24th of each month in the town of Cambrai. At the end of the market, a candy was given to those who wandered and spent their money on small often useless items commonly referred to as “bêtise”. Whatever its origin might be the Bêtise became very successful right away as Cambrai was a mine region where breathing diseases were common and mint was known for its antiseptic and refreshing qualities.

Ingredients: sugar, glucose syrup, natural flavor.

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.


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0.23 kg net

price: $16.25

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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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