5 French Sweets Becoming Popular in the U.S.
2. Traditional Nougat
Nougat is a whipped, French delicacy made with premium egg whites, fine sugar, and a balanced blend of nuts and fruit. Les Trois Abeilles handcrafts this nougat in the purest tradition, guaranteed to delight your taste buds.
3. Artisanal Chestnut Cream
Move over Nutella, this new spread is rising in popularity! Corsiglia makes their traditional chestnut cream with a supple and smooth texture. It's the perfect blend of sweet chestnut pulp, candied with cane sugar, and and lastly, it's subtly flavored with Madagascar Bourbon vanilla bean. For a quick and easy snack, spread it on your favorite toast or biscuits. For a more indulgent version, add it to cake batters, ice cream milkshakes, or even melt it in with a chocolate ganache.
4. Dragées (Jordan Almonds)
In French, Dragées refers to a bite-sized candy consisting of various centers covered by sugared coatings such as almonds or chocolates. Reynaud has been making these candies since 1956. Still popular today, couples love to use white Jordan almonds in weddings to keep guests snacking and happy while they wait for dinner. In addition, other dragées by Reynaud have been used as birthday, Christmas, and corporate gifts due to their beautiful appearance!
5. Provence Lavender Honey
While honey is used daily across the United States, consumers are starting to take notice of where their products are from and how they were made. High quality, French honey is a rising popularity in the U.S., and Augier & Fils is leading the way.
Augier has been making true French honey with their industrious bees since 1929. They take pride in their ability to supply the finest French honey from Provence, seeking out the best quality blooms of lavender and rosemary growing under the warm Mediterranean sun.