18th & 19th Century Sweets - French Rose or Violet Syrup - True Treats Historic Candy

Rose and Violet Syrups, Imported from France



A sweet and delicate syrup with a unique floral flavor. Use in everything from tea to desert toppings…Perfect for cocktails! Rose and violet flavorings were popular until the mid-1800s when they were replaced by an alternative: the vanilla. These syrups are imported from France. 8.5oz.

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A Bit of History

Rose and violet flavorings were popular in the 18th and 19th centuries, especially among the well-to-do. They were replaced in the mid-1800s by an orchid from Mesoamerica that could not be pollinated outside its native home. An enslaved boy on the French colonial island of Reunion figured out how to pollinate the plant by hand, and that flavoring overtook these floral favorites. The flavoring: vanilla.

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