Violet candies

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An assortment of violet candies An assortment of violet candies

In an earlier post about the Kusmi Violette tea, I mentioned violet candies… well I’ve had the chance to try out a few different varieties, and I thought I’d do a brief post in case anyone else out there is as in love with the flavour of ‘violets’ like I am…

A bit of history…

My original obsession with the taste and scent of violet came as a child, staying overnight at my grandmother’s.  She had a lovely tiny bottle of violet-scented perfume (an Avon perfume actually) and a tin of tiny little pale purple violet mints. I can remember loving them terribly – though I never saw them at sweet shops; only at grandma’s. (Though she must have either had a stock, or could find them locally, because I think I ate a handful each visit!)

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In your childhood there was always a favourite candy or chocolate bar that you picked up from the corner shop. Be it 1p or many more pence, we loved that candy. The joy it brought after a long day of school or the pick me up you needed that day. We all had one. In the UK there was a recent survey done to see what candies were the most missed as they went to the candy archives. Continue reading