Bonbon

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Bonbon
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Dutch Bonbons
Alternative names Bon-bons
Type Confectionery
Cookbook:Bonbon  Bonbon

The name bonbon (or bon-bons) refers to any of several types of sweets, especially small bite-size candies enrobed in chocolate.

The first reports of bonbons come from the 17th century, when they were made at the French royal court. A distinguished French teacher, Mme Pazzaglia, kept the Bonbon industry afloat in its early decades. The name bon-bon arose from infantile reduplication of the French word bon, meaning 'good'. In modern French and several other European languages, the term simply refers to any type of candy or small confection.

This sweet inspired Johann Strauss II to compose a waltz named "Wiener Bonbons".

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