18th Century Candy - Orange Peels - True Treats Historic Candy

Classic Crystallized Orange Peels


Bitter-sweet glace peels with a sweet sugary coating. A favorite in fruit cakes as well as baked goods and other foods.  8 peels with the story on the label.

A Bit of History

The orange tree originated in China. Portuguese explorers brought the fruit to the Mediterranean and they, and Spanish explorers, brought oranges to Florida in the 16th century. They were later shipped to northern ports where they were a favorite of European Americans including George Washington whose enslaved chef Hercules likely used them. Fruits were part of some of the most exquisite 18th and 19th century desserts.


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