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Dutch Bonbons
Alternative namesBon-bons
Place of originFrance

A bonbon is a sweet or small confection, especially a small bun coated in chocolate. The word originated from the French language and simply means "(hard) candy",[1] where the first reports of bonbons come from the 17th century, when they were made at the French royal court.

The name bonbon arose from the reduplication of the word bon, meaning 'good' in French.[1]

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

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  1. ^ a b "What Is A Bon Bon? | South 'n France Bon Bons". 2017-03-29. Retrieved 2017-07-25.