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The 100 Year Tradition of Frangos

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It is small and square, so when you drop it on the tongue it melts deliciously, oh-so-slowly into a yummy lump of mint and chocolate. You are truly missing out on one of Chocolates finest if youve never had a Frangos Mint Chocolate. frango mints

Frango Mints are something of an Andes-Candy-turned-bon-bon. Having a filling of peppermint-flavored ganache, enrobed within a semisweet chocolate shell, these are simply delicious.

These little individually wrapped Chocolates are rectangular fit, possess a nice firm center as well as a smooth, minty truffle taste and texture that can have you ever wanting more.
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A Trademark Flavor

Making FrangosThe Frango trademark was applied in preparation for your opening from the new Frederick & Nelson store at a corner of 5th Avenue and Pine Street in Seattle. Once the store opened on September1918 and 3, it boasted a tearoom in which fashion shows were held for the enjoyment from the shoppers whilst they had lunch. Many diners finished their meal using a Frango, a frozen dessert that started in one of two flavors: maple and orange.

The flaky confection was created with 32 percent butterfat -- triple the amount in regular frozen treats. It is unsure how the name Frango originated, although the "Fr" may have been used to tie in the name with Frederick..

Delighting the world

Frangos at FredricksThe tasty morsels were a massive success, aided by heavy promotion from Gil Ridean, head of Frederick & Nelson's Food Division. Packed inside a green and white, eight-ounce tin, Frangos had become the perfect gift for just about any occasion. Priced at 50 cents a tin, the sweets were both elegant and inexpensive.

Then in 1929, Marshall Fields bought out Frederick & Nelson, ordering the Chocolatiers to come to Chicago and introduce the Frango for the Marshall Fields stores in an attempt to improve slumping sales during the Great Depression. Before the Marshall Field Chocolatiers came up with their own Midwestern version of the Frango, it wasnt long.

Frango Box It also was during this period the packaging for Frango Chocolates changed. The Midwestern Chocolates were sold in traditional flat candy boxes, with the chocolates placed in candy papers, as the Northwests packing consisted of individually wrapped Chocolates sold in distinctive hexagon-shaped boxes.

"We use our recipes" then sell them in an octagonal box, said general manager Tom Means. "The original recipe."


Posted Dec 04, 2014 at 4:51am