Visiting a “Berlingot” manufacturer in Carpentras

September 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

SWEETTABLESCAPESFrench trip continued in the Luberon. a part of Provence that combines all its charms : sunshine, beautiful markets, tasty melons, gorgeous villages and lavender-infused goodies.

We learned how “Berlingots” were made in a small factory in Carpentras: the Confiserie du Mont Ventoux is a traditional confectioner which makes this very distinctive candy in many mouth-watering flavors: anis, lavender, licorice, lemon, rose,etc…

Even though we arrived a little late, we were able to watch the final steps of fabrication and most importantly to taste the finished product..

After melting sugar, adding flavoring and cooking that mix at just the right temperature, it is poured while maintaining a “workable” temp to bend and shape the candy which is then inserted in the cutting machine…

Now, it’s time to taste !!!

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