Friday, November 16, 2007

Surprise!



I received a surprise package today. YAY, a package for me! Flip over and it was from France. So I know it's my gift from Cooking Ninja from answering the correct answer. I tried to find the direct link on that post but I just couldn't recall which post already so I gave up. What is it huh? Couldn't understand a word from the box!

Let's open and see! Hmmm...what is it huh? Still no clue!

What is it huh? Hahaha... Look at the ingredients list at the back, can't understand a word also, but managed to see a word Melon in it. So, I'm guessing it's a Melon Candy? But what kind of melon I don't know. It's my first of seeing and eating this kind of candy.

Look who else is enjoying this candy! Got a thumb up from her as well and she totally loved it! Okay, assuming this is how we eat it and what I assumed it is to be, if not "teruk lah"! LOL!

Thanks Cooking Ninja for my surprise gift from France! Please do let me know what it is okay? :)

13 comments:

Dwiana P said...

YUMMY..... anything left for me???

Andaliman said...

ahhh somebody enjoyed that already ^_^

Peony said...

hahaha, you are so humorous.

do let us mountain tortoise know what it is & how it is to be eaten, hor.

anyway, thumb up for correct ans & getting a prize.

beachlover said...

wah! you have so many surprise gift one ma?Somemore from France!!..Lucky U!!.Your daughter thumb up soooo cute la..hahaha!

The Cooking Ninja said...

Sorry I didn't leave a note inside the package. I was in a hurry to get the package to the Post Office that day that I got distract by my daughter's impatient cry to go out. It was only after I got home from the post office that I realised it.

This traditional French fruit candy "Calissons" is a specialty of Aix-en-Provence since the 15th century. It is made of melon candid paste and ground almonds with a thin layer of icing (royal glaze) on top. :)

Glad your whole family likes it :)

Kelly said...

Hi,

You got me curious on this so I had to look it up! According to wikipedia, "Calissons are a traditional French candy consisting of a smooth, pale yellow, homogeneous paste of candied fruit (especially melons and oranges) and ground almonds topped with a thin layer of white icing (royal glaze). Calissons have a texture not unlike that of marzipan, but with a fruitier, distinctly melon-like flavor. Calissons are almond-shaped and are typically about two inches in length. Calissons are traditionally associated with the town of Aix-en-Provence, France; consequently, most of the world supply of calissons are still made in the Provence region."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calisson

Judging from Evy's thumbs up sign it must taste really yum!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Dwiana,
Yes, passing two to you. ;)

Haha...Andaliman, yeah we couldn't wait! :P

Thanks Peony! The answer is above. :)

Hi Beachlover,
Hehehe...thanks! :)

Hi Cooking Ninja,
Oh yeah, I know how we can get distracted by our daughter cry. No problem. And thank you for sending me this traditional French fruit candy made in this special town. And we get to try something so special. :)

Hi Kelly,
Thank you for the look up. I didn't know I can do a search at wikipedia! :P Yes, it's yummy, it's fruity with the smell of almond.

deanacakes said...

Hi..first time here..cute daughter you have and great gift too..just started my cake blog.i love food too..drop by and feel free to comment

Big Boys Oven said...

Oh I want some also.....heheheeh

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Deana,
Thanks and welcome to my blog. Will visit your blog next! :)

Hi BBOven,
Hahaha...sure, sure *gives two to BBOven*. :P

daphne said...

u lucky girl! those candy description looks wonderful!

aftouch-cuisine said...

a great website if you want to know more about french food :

http://www.aftouch-cuisine.com/

and more about calissons :

http://www.aftouch-cuisine.com/en/calisson-d-aix-25.htm

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Yay! Congrats! And what a great pic of your eldest princess!