Confiserie du Roy René · Calissons, diamond-shaped box · 260g
These diamond-shaped candies from Aix en Provence have been a favorite for centuries. Manufactured according to time-honored tradition by Confiserie du Roy René, these calissons contain nothing but the highest-quality almonds and crystallized melon and orange peel ground together, spread atop a rice-paper base, and covered with a white royal icing. The diamond-shaped boxes, in the distinctive form of the calisson d'Aix, make a perfect gift. The 260g box contains 20 calissons. Whether calissons were indeed invented by a lovestruck cook on the occasion of the wedding of Jeanne de Laval to King René of Anjou in 1473 is a matter of endless speculation.
Ingredients: Almonds, candied melons (melons, fructose- glucose syrup, sugar), sugar, wheat glucose-fructose syrup, dried egg-white, candied orange peels, unleavened bread (emulsifier: soya lecithin) 260g (9.2 oz)