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Dutch Bonbons
Alternative names Bon-bons
Type Confectionery
Place of origin France

The name bonbon (or bonbons) refers to any of several types of sweets, especially small candies coated in chocolate. The word originated from the French language,[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] In modern French and several other European languages, the term simply refers to any type of candy or small confection.

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.