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What's the bergamot from Nancy?

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What’s this?

A speciality from Lorraine: a candy created in 1850 in Nancy by confectioner Lilich, from Germany.

A flat candy flavoured with bergamot oil, made with sugar and glucose. A very simple recipe, but so fresh and delicately flavoured!

The little history

Bergamot? Oh, citrus bergamia...

A kind of big fruit with a peel, which looks like a lemon or an orange. They cultivate it in hot countries.

The legend says this fruit was discovered by an Italian, who decided to graft a lemon-tree branch on a pear-bergamot tree!

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