The papaline from Avignon and its herbs from mont Ventoux
A sweet in memory of the popes from Avignon (pape in French means ″pope″), like the eggplants’ papeton.
A little pink ball, looking like another French sweet, the thistle from Lorraine.
But here, under the two thin chocolate coats, we have a heart full of an oregano liquor...
The little history
A speciality created in 1960 by several pastry-cooks from Vaucluse, who wanted to create a specialty, a kind of emblem for their city of Avignon.
Indeed, this sweet is made with a local liquor, with herbs from the Mont Ventoux!
The famous liqueur du Comtat (″Comtat’s liquor″) is full of 60 plants from the Mont Ventoux: absinthe, rosemary, thyme, wild thyme, sage, and so many others!