The chardon from Lorraine, a real symbol
The chardon, the "thistle", is the symbol of Nancy, so they created a candy in the middle of the 19th century.
A chocolate ball with an alcohol heart flavoured with mirabelle plum, kirsch, raspberry, pear or Champagne marc.
The little history
Duke of Lorraine René II popularized Nancy thistle, when he added it to the city blazon with the motto: "Don’t touch me, I sting", in Latin non inultus premor... the current city's motto.
It refers to the battle between duke of Burgundy Charles the Bold and Nancy inhabitants...