Indulge your guests with these candied chestnuts that are bathed in syrup. These French delicacies are the most sophisticated dessert you will ever give your guests and you can be sure they will make a lasting and unforgettable impression. These candied chestnuts in syrup are presented in a glass jar containing 10.93 oz of candied chestnuts. (16.22 oz of candied chestnuts and syrup)
The candied chestnut was born in the 19th century. In Versailles during the reign of Louis XIV, it was considered as a treat to be bought and eaten for Christmas and New Year's but what we do not know is whether the chestnut at the time was glacé or simply candied. Cultivation of the chestnut tree was inherited from the Romans and developed on the soil of Ardèche in the region of Rhône-Alpes. As so many chestnut trees grew in that region, a man of the name of Clément Faugier thought he could help boost the economy of the region by using this natural treasure. As silkworm breeding was on the decline and unemployment on the rise, he joined together with local candy-makers in 1882 and created the first factory specializing in the confection of candied chestnuts. The new company soon did well enough to boost the town's economy. Candied chestnuts are very fragile and cannot withstand temperature differences and long travels. This product requires special packaging that protects it from air, humidity, heat, and light. In 1890, Clément Faugier, who wanted to export candied chestnuts, invented the system of vacuum-packing. He tested this new packaging by sending vacuum-packed candied chestnuts on a sailing boat to his friend settled in Zanzibar. His friend sent them back to him and they came back intact. The test was a real success.
Ingredients : chestnuts, sugar, glucose syrup, natural flavor : vanilla.
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