Bonbons & Fraises Tagada
Inspired by Jill’s question (Why would anyone name a strawberry-flavored marshmallow after hoof beats?), I have gone looking for Fraises Tagada.
As usual, this entailed much suffering and sacrifice for your sake on my part.
I looked high, and discovered that French gourmets have experimented with Fraises Tagada in all kinds of concoctions: macarons, îles flottantes, vodka cocktails.
I looked low and discovered that this Fraise Tagada inspires All Kinds of Passions. I will not go into them here. This is not that kind of site.
But nowhere did I find the hoof beat explanation.
Therefore I have given up and will now have to go eat candy to console myself. Unfortunately NONE OF THESE CANDIES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE U.S.!!!
What is up with that?
I am not EVEN going to show you a picture of the chocolate aisle in any average Carrefour in France because it would break your heart.Let’s just concentrate on the Fraises Tagada for now.
There they are…
They look so discreet for the most popular candy in France. Maybe they’re hiding from Vampire Bunnies behind that spoon?
Or just holding some Fraises Tagada academic conference on the origins of their name?
(Photos:� A glimpse of a typical candy vendor such as you find at some Paris street corners or places.� This one is at Odéon.� I realize it’s not that great for hygiene, but wouldn’t that be fun, to still have that kind of candy vendor in the U.S.?)