Aniseed from Flavigny
It’s Not Just Emperors and Popes Who Fancy Aniseed Sweets.
Legend has it that it was none other than Julius Caesar who once brought aniseed sweets to France. And centuries later, Pope John VIII is said to have enjoyed them after consecrating the Flavigny Abbey. In any case, the records show that the monks in Flavigny produced the small, egg-shaped sweets since at least 1591. The monastery is no longer inhabited today; however, Troubat, a candy-making firm, continues to manufacture the sweets locally nearby and according to the old recipes. Each sweet contains one aniseed encased in an anise-flavoured sugar coating.
Ingredients and References:
Mint (candy) with anise seed
Sugar, natural flavour (star anise), anise seeds
Please don’t bite these mints (candy).
Origin / Provenance:
Responsible Food Business Operator (RFBO):
L'Abbaye de Flavigny
Rue de l'Abbye 4
21150 Flavigny-sur-Ozerain France
|Nutritional values per||100 g|
|Calorific value||1690 kJ / 398 kcal|
|hereof saturated fatty acids||0 g|
|hereof sugar||97,1 g|
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