Salon life - salon candy

In bourgeois salons, the guests had to be served specialities in addition to traditional cakes.

It was then that a type of Christmas toffee called “salon candy” in Hungarian, appeared in the larger stores at affordable prices. This candy, originally based on a French recipe, was first served on separate small silver or metal plates. It also appeared on the Christmas tree relatively quickly as a decorative element - thanks to its colourful and interesting packaging - thus creating a new tradition. At the fairs, people could also enjoy special sweets such as the liquorice stick or gingerbread.