A feast for eyes and taste buds !
- Which part of the visit did you like the most ? Without a doubt, tasting at the end of the visit !
- Would you recommend this experience ? YES ! Of course, with friends or family ! My daughter L-O-V-E D it !
- What did you learn during your visit ? I found out that it takes a little practice to make a candied fruit, all the manufacturing process is described during this visit ! Great, you have to try it !
Apt, the world capital of candied fruit ! You'll understand why this is a must in the Pays d'Apt Luberon.
Is candied fruit a guilty pleasure of yours ? It is mine too !
A candied fruit cake, that is a good idea !
Three hundred square meters dedicated to candied fruit, the specialty that has made Apt famous.
This is the gourmet moment of my vacation ! And it's free.
I immediately spot the tasting table. All products may, ... and must absolutely be tested before buying directly from the factory ! And there are quantities, ... Candied melons, peaches, clementines, pears, apricots, ... All fruits can be candied. There are also fruit pastes, Amarena cherries, nougats, calissons, nuggets: real candies made to decorate the preparations, but which are chewed gently (it's also good for the throat!).
In the "museum", we can learn why Apt is the capital of candied fruit. From Antiquity to today, the secrets of confectionary are revealed to us. The company is unveiled: Aptunion is the largest candied fruit factory in the world and counts among its customers some of the largest international agribusiness companies.
Shopping and more
After a course opening the appetite for sweet little treasures, head for the tea room and its candied fruit pastry menu made by local artisans.
Once in the shop, I fill up the bag. Slices of orange for my Christmas orangettes reciepe, assorted fruit mix to make fruit cakes, a basket of glazed fruits for my friends and calissons just for me.