Senateurs, Cavour’s
violet-flavoured liquorice gummy delights

During 1857 Turin was in a great success period and Mr Camillo Benso Earl of Cavour during political speeches relished his favourite candies, Leone’s violet-flavoured liquorice gummy delights. After this period, violet candy original became the most appreciated flavour within the courtroom of the Subalpine Parliament soon afterwards renamed “senateurs” in honour of Cavour and its colleagues. It is within the Baroque walls of Carignano palace in Turin, nowadays Risorgimento museum, where is located the hall of Parliament in which Cavour officially led the initiatives for the Unity of Italy in 1861.

This is the reason why we are proud to think that Unity of Italy had a little to do with our delicacies! A story tells that in France during Nineteenth Century it was fashionable among politician to taste candies named “ Pastilles des Tribuns” although we have no records of their flavour. In Piedmont region violet-flavoured liquorice gummy delights are still very much preferred and during recent years have been renamed; have you ever heard about “buton da preve” (priest buttons)? It is very interesting how in local Italian culture consumer packaged goods, really desired among population, have been renamed with creative nouns. Soon we will narrate the story of Sukaj!

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