Candy Cushions

A sweet Lyonnais specialty: the Cuisson de Lyon, from Voisin chocolatier.

The Cuisson de Lyon is a little candy that looks like a cushion (“cuisson” = “cushion,” en français) and consists of Curaçao-flavored chocolate ganache coated in marzipan. It’s very soft and very rich. Originated at Voisin in 1960, the shape meant to echo the city’s historic and annually reenacted plea to the Virgin Mary during a 17th-century plague epidemic, for which aldermen each carried a prayer candle and crown on a cushion.

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