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Bêtises de Cambrai

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Bêtises

Bêtises de Cambrai are French boiled sweets originated from the town of Cambrai. In French "bêtise" means "nonsense" or "stupid mistake". The original flavor is mint, however nowadays many others are produced.

According to the story the sweets were invented by accident. Apparently a teenager, member of the Afchain family made a mistake when he was preparing sweets for their shop. His mother said he had made bêtises, but their customers loved the minty sweets which soon had a great success all over France.

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References

Bêtises de Cambrai, wikipedia.org

Bêtises de Cambrai, theotherside.co.uk

Bêtises de Cambrai Sweets, french-property.com