From a starry little hug in a glittering Christmas to a flowery little hug as an official welcome of spring, this Valentine’s day is perfectly taken as a sequel trilogy officially crowning calisson | a little hug - a celebration of love and life.
THE ROMANTIC STORY BEHIND CALISSON
The love story is that the Calisson was invented by the confectioner of the King Le Roy René in 1454 at the King’s wedding banquet. His Queen - Jeanne de Laval, who was always looking sad, began to smile after eating the delicacy. She asked what it was and, in Provence language was told: “Di Calin Soun” sounding in French like Calisson and meaning “These are little hugs”. The shape is said to be representing the Queen’s smile.