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The Musculine G., a real magic potion for carnivores

The Musculine | Benoît Prieur / WikimediaCommons / CC-BY-SA
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What’s this?

The musculine is a special candy! It looks like a fruit paste, but... This energetic, fortifying, stimulant food (so says the packaging) is made by Notre-Dame-des-Dombes abbey (Ain), based on a recipe created in 1867 by a professor in Montpellier Medicine faculty, Fuster, and by doctor Guichon. It’s a blend of sugar, honey, quinces... and raw beef meat!

The little history

Monks from Notre-Dame-des-Dombes abbey were put in charge of the recipe by doctor Guichon, in 1869. And the success came quickly! The musculine was even displayed in Lyon’s Universal Exhibition, in 1894! Oh, wait a minute... Is it a candy, or a medicine? Well, the musculine cures stomach pains, diarrhoea, bleeding, phthisis... The magic potion... made in Rhône-Alpes!

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I'm fond of strolls and History, with juicy and spicy details!