French Candy is wonderfully delicious, natural and rich – and here you’ll find a selection of French Tagada Strawberry Haribo Candy, Carambar French Caramel Candy and Vichy Pastille Mint Candies. We also have a seasonal selection of Mon Cheri by Ferrero Roche and other French chocolates.
Each French province has its own special candy; while the Tagada came from a German company at first (the same company that created the first gummi bear!), the French have made this candy their own.
French Carambar Caramel candy was originally created by accident, when a factory was trying to use up some surplus stock. Today it comes in dozens of flavors (many of which are hard to come by outside of France). Vichy MintCandies, or pastilles de Vichy, were originally used to calm the stomach – but now they’re mints made with aniseed and lemon. Try some out today!
Did you know that the word “candy” actually comes from the Arabic “qandi”; this just means something made with sugar. French candy and confectionary has a long tradition dating back to before Rome, and here we’re going to take a quick look. After all, if you’re going to buy French Candy online it never hurts to know more about it, does it?
Pastilles de Vichy, or Vichy pastilles (which we sell!) are hexagonal shaped candies that were originally made with sodium bicarbonate – the same stuff in we put in antacids today! It’s been the favorite of Empresses and people the world over for nearly 200 years. The Vichy Pastilles we enjoy today are different though, because they’ve added mint, aniseed and lemon as well as sugar.
Le Berlingot de Nantes is another type of unusually shaped French candy. When most of us think of Nantes, we might think of their delicious cookies or “biscuits”; but they have a candy tradition all their own! It’s a tetrahedron that you’ll have to keep turning and turning over and over again in your mouth, trying to make round. They come in many flavors and are one of the more popular candy from France to buy online.
La Betise de Cambrai is a lot like the Carambar candies for sale that we ship here in the US; some say it was the result of the stupidity of a candy maker in the early 1800s; we prefer to think of it as a happy accident in French candy history! These white mint hard candies have a bit of caramel along the side – but we still prefer the Carambar French caramels much more.
Les Marrons Glaces are candied chestnuts from the South of France. More and more land is going towards grape production, but once chestnuts were maybe cultivated even more than grapes. You’ll find chestnut jam for sale on our site, broken into pieces using the same process. If you do find les marrons glaces, make sure you eat them whole!
Provence Candied Violets are crystalized violet candies that you have to try once. They’re hard to make, hard to find, so when you do make sure you snap them up! They look great on cakes, over ice cream and on desserts in general.
This is just a small sampling of French candy to buy online in the US; there are many other types of French candies like French dragees, le Negus de Nevers, L’anis de Flavigny, Bergamote de Nancy and more. Open up your pallet, try some French candies today!
Welcome to Le Panier Français, your source for French gifts and products from France online. Le Panier Français means “The French Basket”;
think of us as your personal online French grocery store in the US – all without the hassle of trying to convert dollars to euros or your goods getting stuck in customs.
Buy French Products and Gourmet Food Online! Craving a taste of France but sick of trying to find the best French store online? You’ve found it! When you shop with us at Le Panier Français you’ll have access to only the best gourmet French foods and French products online. All of our selection is handpicked by us, a French family living in America
– after all we know good French food is for everybody! Items are imported from France and shipped to your home, packed with extra love and care.
We Make it Easy to Buy French Products in the US
If you’re looking for Amora Dijon Mustard, Carte Noire French Coffee, Lavender Honey and other French gourmet food, you’ve come to the right place. We also carry foie gras, pate, Teisseire syrups, Herbes de Provence and so much more.
We work closely with suppliers and shops in both France and Quebec to bring you the freshest and best French products possible.
Find French Gifts Online;Make your next special occasion truly special and give something different! If you want to buy French gifts online, check out our selection of sweet, savory and great gifts for the home below.
Check out some of our other popular French products and gifts shipped from the USA and France.
Le Panier Français provides French products and delicious gourmet French food in our online store. Here we offer pate, rillettes, foie gras, fine French mustard, and products from Provence like Provence honey, French sparkling water.Bring your French recipes and meals to life with the right ingredients every time.
Buy Strong Dijon French Mustard from Amora, French Dry Mixed Forest Mushrooms, Herbes de Provence Spice Mix, Savora French Mustard, Pommery Fine French Mustard and French Orange Flower Water. Why substitute and hope for the best when you can get the right French products for your recipes?
French Meats We have a wide selection of Foie Gras, Pâtés, Pork Rillettes and French Cassoulet. We import these French products to buy online from France and Canada and ship them throughout the US. French food in America made easy, buy today!