Muguet and Premier Mai, French Tradition Gets a Chocolate Twist

This coming week-end, Muguet (Lily of the Valley) will be sold on many French streets.

It is a tradition on May 1st to wish happiness to those you love with a Brin de Muguet.

Chocolatier Henri Le Roux gives the tradition a Twist by marrying Muguet with Praline and Chocolate.


Want to know more about Muguet on May 1st which also happens to be Labor Day in many places check my Roots, May, Muguet piece.

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