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Vichy Pastilles

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Type  Confectionery
Region or state  Vichy
Place of origin  France
Vichy Pastilles

Vichy Pastilles are a French confectionery produced in the town of Vichy, department of Allier, France. Sometimes called pastilles of Vichy (French: pastilles de Vichy or pastilles Vichy), they are recognizable as a white, octagonal type of candy pastille bearing the word "Vichy" in all-caps.

History

In the 19th century, they were originally made purely from bicarbonate of soda and taken for their digestive properties. Empress Eugénie de Montijo is said to have been a fan. Later, they were made with mineral salts extracted from the local spring water. Nowadays, they include sugar and are flavoured with mint, lemon, or aniseed.

The Vichy Pastilles brand now belongs to Cadbury France, a division of Cadbury (Cadbury Schweppes until 2008).

References

Vichy Pastilles Wikipedia


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