François Doucet’s Pâtes de Fruits—the quintessential French fruit jelly—contain 51% fruit (most of it local to the region) so when you bite into them you get a luscious taste of ripe summer bounty. These bite-size jelly candies made with French fruit purée capture the peak of summer fruit flavor. The assorted box contains apricot, pear, mandarin, raspberry, and strawberry varieties.
F. Doucet, a family confiserie in its third generation, makes their pâtes de fruits in small batches, stirring the fresh fruit pulp in copper cauldrons and hand-packing the sugar-dusted jellies. Close your eyes, take a bite and be transported to a French summer fruit market. This gift box packs easily in a suitcase or backpack and makes a wonderful gift. Unlike other candies, these jelly treats tolerate the heat well and don’t melt or bloom.