Eiffel BonBons | Junk Food Blog

04 February, 2008

Eiffel BonBons

New Eiffel BonBons are bite-size strawberry and apple chewy candy pieces from The Foreign Candy Co., Inc.

You can find them in single serving (1.25-ounce) bags or peg bags (4 ounces).

They've been popular in Europe for about 20 years and only debuted here in North America late last year. They're available now online and in at retail chains like Walgreen's & Target. Look for additional flavors to be rolled out as well.

15 comments:

Lauren on 2/04/2008 06:03:00 PM said...

Nope, wrong. They've been available in the states for years through the fund raising efforts of French Club students. I had forgotten all about them until someone reminded me, so I had to go and snag some off of eBay from a French teacher here in the US. Apparently they have exapnded the lineup to Strawberry, Apple, Blue Raspberry, Watermelon, and Cherry. Cybele, if you'd like I can send you a sampler of the flavors since I had to order a TON just to get my fix... I'd love to see a review up on CandyBlog because they are strangely addictive despite the massive amount of sugar in them.

Cybele on 2/04/2008 06:48:00 PM said...

Lauren - that's so funny that they didn't include the availability via fundraising sales in the press release! (Seems like it'd be the perfect angle for the retail rollout.)

I'll hold off on trying them out. I'm heading the the Candy Expo again in a couple of months so I should be able to get a few samples and not have to dip into your stash!

Jeanna on 2/05/2008 02:07:00 AM said...

How could I have missed these? Interesting.

bourgogne on 2/09/2008 07:27:00 AM said...

i've lived in france for 5 years and as a junk food junkie, i would have noticed them. i've never seen these in france ever before.

Anonymous said...

EIFFEL bonbons have been available for over 20 years through The Foreign Candy Company's Fundraising division where they have been highly successful. In that division, the count goods sized packages are available in five flavors. See www.foreign-candy.com for more information on fundraising opportunities. In 2007, the strawberry and apple flavors were made available to wholesale retail in both count goods size and larger bonbons in peg bags. This candy is manufactured in France and similar candies have been popular in Europe for many years, but The Foreign Candy Company, Inc.(based in Iowa) developed the artwork, brand name and package design 20 years ago and are the exclusive marketer/distributor of this type of candy and this brand in the United States. See www.foreigncandy.com for information on their wholesale division. You can email info@foreigncandy.com for more information.

yen on 4/04/2008 05:28:00 PM said...

I used to buy unhealthy amounts of those from the French club students every year. They're indescribably delicious and I almost fell off my chair just now finding out I can maybe get them without stalking high school students.

Anonymous said...

These are so good! I sold them in in high school for a French club fundraiser and now buy them online cause they are so addicting! In my opinion, well worth it!

Anonymous said...

Where can I buy them besides the internet? I remember eating them when I was in middle school! They are so addictive! I would recomend these to everyone!

Becky said...

I work at Walgreens...unless there is a store manager somewhere that is special ordering these, Walgreens doesn't sell them. If we did, my store would be out of stock ;-)

Anonymous said...

The article mentions they are available in target? is that true?

lizz on 6/26/2008 10:36:00 AM said...

i have never seen these, i will have to look harder!

Kate said...

I used to get these in high school (12 + years ago) from french club fundraisers. I went to Paris on a vacation in 1997 and went into a bulk candy store- the equivelant of a sweet factory here i suppose- and they had a ton of flavors. I'm so glad I found a place to order them now. I would have made the trip to france just for this candy. i sooooo love the strawberry ones!

Michelle on 4/22/2009 09:27:00 AM said...

They are not new. They are from way back in the 90's

Anonymous said...

I love those.
My french teacher sells 'em :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE bon bons, and I really want a place to get them in America! I totally wish they had them in Walgreen's or 7-11...

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