Ah, the Calisson; the first symbol of love we have in our store to honour your Valentine!
It tells the story of a pastry chef that loved the beautiful eyes of Jeanne de Laval, who was forced to marry King René. The pastry chef was so sad to see her always in tears that he confectioned a sweet that looked just like his Queen's beautiful eyes!
The Calisson Léonard Parli and its notoriety Aixoise comes from hundred-year-old know-how for an incomparable taste. The traditional manufacturing techniques of Léonard Parli confectionery have forged its reputation. This company distinguishes itself by still using the stone ground mill to prepare the almonds which give them that delicate texture whilst ensuring that their calissons contain a minimum of 42% almonds. Leonard Parli's calissons' sugar content stems from the syrup of candied melon and candied orange peels mixed with grounded almonds! Interesting fact - Leonard Parli's Prestigious Boxes are actually patented as they are shaped to represent the iconic aesthetic of the calisson.
The Calisson Léonard Parli will satisfy your loved ones and the finest gourmets with its original and authentic flavor.