Comments on: Easter Candy in France http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:32:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Amynta http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-451591 Amynta Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:38:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33619#comment-451591 I spent part of my childhood in France & lived in Paris straight after Art School. My chief memory of French Easter treats were ‘fritures’ – little chocolate and praline fish that came in bags, they looked like sugary whitebait – you could [& I did] buy them in every patisserie.

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By: mau http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-450741 mau Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:26:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33619#comment-450741 Here we have hollow chocolate eggs mostly and the traditional Maltese Figolla (sweet pastry stuffed with almond meal, in the shape of an animal or whatever you fancy, covered in icing or chocolate). My favourite is my mum’s figolla with a cup of tea. It doesn’t get more Easter-y than that.

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By: kandi http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-450200 kandi Fri, 29 Mar 2013 21:35:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33619#comment-450200 Bonjour! Happy Easter french chocolate family!

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By: Benedicte http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-450164 Benedicte Fri, 29 Mar 2013 17:32:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33619#comment-450164 Hi,
you should go look again for the egg dyeing kit… dyeing eggs IS a big thing in France.
I am 30 years old and every year we dye eggs for easter, maybe you just didn’t look in the right place/store.

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By: Christelle http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-450010 Christelle Fri, 29 Mar 2013 04:18:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33619#comment-450010 In France Easter eggs are left in the garden by the Easter bells which come flying from Roma, Italy. The small eggs you bought are nice and colourful but very sweet and not very tasty. As kids growing up in Britanny, we used to get less chocolates than North American kids but good quality ones bought in la patisserie or a chocolatier. My favorite ones are still the praline ones. You will find an inexpensive variety of Seashell shaped ones at any grocery stores. One year my grand-mother hide very colourful ceramic eggcups in the garden. I still have mine and cherish it every time I eat un oeuf a la coque.
Joyeuses Paques.

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By: jennifer http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-449990 jennifer Fri, 29 Mar 2013 03:15:36 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33619#comment-449990 Part of my graduate studies took me to Russia for a term and I was feeling terribly homesick around Easter. I decided to be the Easter bunny for all my American classmates & leave them bags full of Easter candy on Sunday morning, though no Easter candy was to be found! I found the cutest Russian candies I could and wrapped them up in pretty paper, but oh my, it was not jelly beans and cadbury mini eggs! The Easter candy you found is at least pretty!

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By: Joanne http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-449915 Joanne Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:32:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33619#comment-449915 Hello Gabrielle
De-lurking after reading your blog for quite a while (love it!) to say that you can now get Cadbury Mini Eggs in France! Hooray! So pleased to find them in Monoprix (in Paris) last week. They are *Milka* Mini Eggs (I guess Cadbury and Milka are both part of Kraft now) but are exactly the same. Same Mini Eggs lettering on the packaging. Same delicious taste. Had to sample a few to be sure! I put them on top of the chocolate corn flake nests I make.

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By: Jamie Grumet http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-449839 Jamie Grumet Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:32:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33619#comment-449839 My friend Shannon (The Woman Formerly Known as Beautiful) was singing your praises the other night and so I had to pop in and see who this lovely woman was she speaks of. I’m about as crafty a sugar-high toddler, but Shannon said it doesn’t matter…This place is just fun to hang out in. She was right! What a beautiful blog! I feel my cortisol levels lowering already! :-)

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By: Fiona http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-449725 Fiona Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:51:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33619#comment-449725 I have slowly got used to American Easter – and my children think it is completely normal to have jelly beans and plastic eggs, there is one egg that I get my mother to buy in South Africa – it is a normal hen egg size, hollow chocolate in a white candy shell. She has bought a dozen (packaged just like real eggs) and hidden it till I get there in July. It is worth the wait.
I really try not to go crazy getting food products from home, which was easy enough when I lived in London, but complicated here in the US , but holidays are hard to get used too. What about Hot Cross Buns – do they have those in France ?

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By: Lucie http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-449710 Lucie Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:54:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33619#comment-449710 Ha ! So interesting seeing Easter in France through foreign eyes…

Your guess based on looks was quite right : the most traditional candy we get this time of the year is n°1 (small wrapped eggs), n°2 (speckled eggs) and n°6 (tiny jellyish eggs)! Quite thorough given the fact that of the candy you’ve displayed are from Ireland !

But these small eggs are only the “side-dish”. No French Easter hunt could be complete without the pièce de résistance : a bigger piece of chocolate (bell, egg or hen generally) with a pretty bow, filled with smaller chocolates that we call “friture” (like “small fried fish”; they are chocolate fishies, prawns, mussels, etc.).

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By: Julie Bouckaert http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-449680 Julie Bouckaert Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:48:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33619#comment-449680 They are illegal? Why? Where do you live?

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By: Julie Bouckaert http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-449678 Julie Bouckaert Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:44:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33619#comment-449678 Hello Gabrielle,
in France, we traditionally buy our Easter candy in boulangeries and chocolateries, not in grocery stores. That is where we find chocolate eggs and bells, fish, hens, etc. There are of course industrial chocolates that children love, such as Kinder eggs, as I am sure you have noticed. Of course, it is now convenient and perhaps cheaper to buy industrial candy in supermarkets, but I personally love to buy those little bags of chocolates of different shapes and flavours in small shops.
And I love those little hard eggs filled with liquid sugar!
Julie

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By: Emilie http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-449667 Emilie Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:07:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33619#comment-449667 I think you’ve pretty much got everything a French family will get for Easter – except maybe for the big chocolate bunny (or hen, or bell, or egg), hollow and usually filled with ‘liquor eggs’ (the last picture in your post).

That’s what we always used to discover in our garden when we were kids.
And then in our grandparents’garden.

By the way, liquor eggs are not filled with actual liquor (imagine that! having your drunks kids wandering in the garden the whole day looking for more liquor eggs) but with some sort of sirup. As far as I know, their flavor is officially ‘sugar’ :)

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By: Jess http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-449665 Jess Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:04:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33619#comment-449665 Oh! Gina is so right about different tastes (if I’m right that you’re from the US Chelle?). Here in the UK I and at least everyone I know thinks kinder eggs are pretty good chocolate! No Lindt, but nicer than Cadbury’s, Hershey’s … Ha!

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By: Béa http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-449663 Béa Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:44:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33619#comment-449663 Easter goodies for me rhymes with a typically Alsatian combo of French, Alsatian and Germananic traditions :
Chocolate Easter bunny- or eggshell filled with littles chocolates. either of which has to be adorned with the tackiest ribbon that your mum will always feel compelled to keep for ages.
a bag of German waffeleier (http://www.lambertz-shop.de/ostern/waffel-eier-unschokoliert.html)
and a Easter breakfast homebaked Osterlamala (http://lesgourmandisesdemelodie68.blogspot.nl/2012/04/agneau-de-paques-ou-osterlamala.html)….
However you celebrate it, even if you don’t, have a good Easter everyone!

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By: brigitte http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-449659 brigitte Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:27:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33619#comment-449659 But it surely hadn’t arrived in the Middle East by the time Christ lived…

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By: This girl loves to talk http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-449628 This girl loves to talk Thu, 28 Mar 2013 04:05:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33619#comment-449628 giant easter eggs are popular and everywhere in Australia too.

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By: This girl loves to talk http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-449627 This girl loves to talk Thu, 28 Mar 2013 04:02:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33619#comment-449627 almost the exact same in Australia (so maybe it came via england/europe) Our eggs are small solid ones and medium sized hollow ones. Plastic Eggs that you fill with little candies only arrived in australia 4 years ago.
I just purchased some european easter eggs at a confectionary warehouse and I bought some that were ‘cereal’ eggs. (I assumed like a crunchy m&m – havent tried them yet) Maybe those crunchy ones are similar?
Hollow Bunnies are very popular here too. My kids always want a big bunny.

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By: Carly http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-449603 Carly Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:58:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33619#comment-449603 When I was living in France (Normandy, actually), I saw chocolate bells everywhere. Definitely no bunnies!

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By: Leslie http://www.designmom.com/2013/03/easter-candy-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-449600 Leslie Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:44:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=33619#comment-449600 I hear you on the sweets fast thing. No need to go into the tirade on American constant sugar fest for children. So this year, I am making these awesome balls that are better than Godiva truffles- serious! http://simplymusicwise.blogspot.com/2013/02/vitacost-and-chia-seeds.html

I am buying one high quality choc. bunny and they get these in their basket. These balls make you feel like you’ve indulged when you really haven’t.

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