Perfume Candies

by Stacy
(Shelburne Falls, Ma, USA)

QUESTION:

Hi,

I have tried to find these, but don't know the name. When I was a kid in the early 70's, my grandmother had some candies given to her by my Uncle who was living in France. I don't know exactly when he gave these to her, but I think she had them a while.

We never knew the name, but as kids we called them "perfume candies" as this is exactly how they smelled. They were essentially small round balls of glycerine/sugar with a perfumey liquid inside, they were colored with pastel colors as I recall. Any idea what I am talking about, what they are called, and if I can get them somewhere?

Thanks, Stacy

ANSWER:

Hi Stacy,

What you are describing sounds like honey drops which are frequently made with lavender honey which would explain the perfume taste. These are small hard candies with a liquid honey center. They are sold here in France with the name
boules de miel au lavande or boules fourrees au miel de lavande .

I notice that Amazon sells them but are apparently out that moment. Frenchy Bee, a mail order site for French products, also appears to carry them.

Do you think these are the candy?

Kind Regards,

Kim

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Apr 28, 2012
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I'll keep looking
by: Kim

Oh ok, I will have a look about and let you know when I find something. I love culinary quests! (Recently I stumbled on something someone had inquired about over a year ago and I was able to hook them up. Boy did that feel good!)

Apr 27, 2012
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perfume candies
by: Stacy

Hi Kim,
Thanks for your reply, actually, I know they are not the honey candies to which you refer. They were very small, and definitely were sugar, no honey taste. Thanks, Stacy

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