Les Anis de Flavigny Mints
Every last detail of Les Anis de Flavigny Mints–from the design of the tins to the candy itself–is steeped in tradition, folklore, and symbolism. The delicately flavored French candy is manufactured in the picturesque village of Flavigny, Burgundy, by a small family-owned company using the same recipe since 1591.
Legend has it that a Roman traveler brought a magic seed back from Syria to modern-day France. The little piece of magic, the aniseed, was later cultivated in the village of Flavigny-sur-Ozerian, coated with sugar and offered to guests as early as 1591. Today, a team of twenty-five villagers still produce the famous Les Anis de Flavigny candy using the traditional methods passed down from generation to generation.
The anise that lies at the heart of every candy has a warm, spicy flavor and a heady aromatic bouquet that bursts forth delightfully as the outer layers dissolve away in your mouth. The small anise seed undergoes several delicate processes over a period of 15 days before it transforms into a perfectly shaped Anis de Flavigny Mint. The candy is all-natural and contains no artificial colorants or flavoring.
The candies are packed in vintage decorative oval or round tins that add a lovely touch to your decor long after you have finished the contents. The decorative boxes also made delightful additions to a gourmet gift basket for any occasion. Perfumed with natural flavors including orange, mint, licorice, rose, lemon, and violet, Les Anis de Flavigny candy still delights today as it has for centuries.