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History of Plombière 's ice



In 1798, a pastry-cook in Paris, called TORTINI, sold a kind of ice-cream called "Plombière". He used eggs and candied fruits and kept them in a tin made of lead (the French word for lead is "Plomb").

 Balzac mentioned this ice-cream in his lettres and without any doubt, Napoléon III and his court appreciated it too.

  In 882,the Plombières pastry-cook PHILLIPS had the idea to add some Kirsch of Fougerolles to the fruits.

That was the birth of Plombières ice-cream with its incomparable flavour as we know it today.