The famous French Mazet Praslines in a magnificent tin!
History of the Mazet de Montargis Praslines
The very first "Praslines" were made in the French town of Montargis during the reign of Louis XIII. The marshal Duke of Plessis-Praslin, minister and peer of the kingdom, used to give these delicious crunchy roasted almonds as presents to the ladies of the court. (We can see why he was renowned for his charm and chivalry!)
These exquisite delicacies were created by the marshal's "officier de bouche", who established a Prasline shop in Montargis "in a townhouse next to the church, near the left side gate." Today the shop is located in the centre of town, Place Mirabeau, next to the church.