Candied Violet Petals -18th and 19th C. Favorite
Elegant candied violet petals, enjoyed in the 1700s and 1800s. A sweet floral flavor and a crunchy exterior. A classy pick-me-up that gives baked goods beauty and flourish and complements ice cream. 1/8 oz in a heat-sealed bag with the history on the label. Easy to carry, easy to store, easy to share.
A Bit of History
A favorite in the 18th and 19th centuries, candied petals were enjoyed as a sweet and topping on cakes and other confections, and were said to contain healing properties. The rose likely originated in China while the violet was popular in France. Napoleon’s wife Josephine loved the violet, adding to its popularity. Once she fell out of favor, the violet fell out, too. These petals are from a shop in Toulouse, France that opened in 1818.