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What's the history behind the Jacqueline from Dijon?

The Jacqueline | / CC-BY-NC-SA
Speciality Philip the Bold

What’s this?

One of Dijon’s most famous speciality, the Jacqueline! This sweet has a meringue shell and a heart melting in the mouth, flavoured with almond, nougatine, coffee or blackcurrant.

Aah, the blackcurrant! A typical fruit from Dijon city: this sort is also known as Noir de Bourgogne ("Burgundys' Black").

The little history

At the top of Notre-Dame church in Dijon, you’ll see the jacquemart ("bell striker") and his wife, Jacqueline, ringing hours! Our candy celebrates this little woman, a real symbol here.

About the the author

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