Wednesday, February 11, 2009

~French Lolli

Although Pierrot Gourmand has been making quality sweets since 1892, it is in 1924 that the first lollipop was invented by two Parisian confiseurs who had the idea of inserting a little wooden stick inside their caramel so children would not get it on their hands. Pierrot Gourmand lollipops are to this day a fixture in every French boulangerie, where they beckon children from their display in a porcelain bust of the clown Pierrot. The flat, tear-shaped lollipops now come in four fruit flavors (cherry, raspberry, lemon, and orange) in addition to the classic and delicious milk caramel.