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What is a Bonbon or Bon Bon?

What is a Bonbon or Bon Bon?

Posted by Chef Rich on May 28th 2020

What is a Bonbon or Bon Bon?

A bonbon is a sweet or small confection, especially a small ball coated in chocolate. The word originated from the French language and simply means "candy", 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 the French language.

In France, bonbons are usually made with a center of fruit, and may contain ganache, caramel, nuts or nougat.

What is the difference between a bonbon and a truffle? A bon bon is a molded chocolate shell with creamy ganache center and a Truffle is a rolled piece of ganache dusted with cocoa powder or nuts for example.

What is in MAE Fine Foods Gourmet Chocolate Bonbons and are they Gluten Free?

a MAE Fine Foods bonbon is a western molded chocolate candy with a soft chocolate ganache center.  MAE's Bonbon ingredients are simple, here they are:

Couverture Chocolate
Heavy Cream
Inverted Sugar
Real Fruit for flavoring, caramel or coffee

Also has Hazelnut Praline and Feuilletine crunch that has Wheat Gluten

That’s it, MAE Fine Foods Bon bons are Gluten free (With exception to the Hazelnut Bonbon)

you can order gourmet chocolate bonbon HERE