From a gourmet store
to an established confectionary factory, Bonté in Nantes has preserved its
values of authenticity and quality for over a century. Their high standards and respect of traditional recipes have earned them a formidable reputation in the field of high-end
At Bonté, each mint is created
using traditional techniques and is made mostly by hand using natural coloring
and aromas. Sugar pastry is first
cooked in the copper cauldrons and is then spread generously over cooling
tables. While still warm, candy flavors are worked into the pastry by hand,
layer by layer, so the resultant candy is silky smooth without being
overworked. These candies are truly handmade with love.
The company started
off as two separate family businesses, Confiserie Bonté and Confiserie Pinson, both founded in the late 19th
century. In the year 2006, the two confectionery manufacturers merged into one
company, which initially focused on manufacturing only hard candies, lollipops, organic
candies and regional candies. Fast forward
to present day: the addition of select industrialized equipment, which is used
to complement the traditional techniques, has helped the company expand their
range of products phenomenally.
From a wide range of
French regional specialties to candy bars in a variety of shapes and colors, Bonté
has something for sweet-lovers of all ages.
Their best selling
product is the Bonté Heart
Shaped Candies. Each candy is created using traditional techniques and is
made mostly by hand using natural coloring and aromas. Bonté Heart Shaped Candies come in Strawberry
& Basil, Cherry Blossom, Rose, and Pomegranate flavors, and are packed in pocket-sized
tins that make for delightful gifts for any occasion.