famous sweet factory
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Label from the famous sweets celebrates the inventor's
mother, who gave the name.
Learning from your mistakes
A "bêtise" is a mistake, something stupid or
wrongly done. The story that in the 19th century, young
Monsieur Afchain was an apprentice in his parents'
Confiserie (founded in 1830). His mother scolded him
for making sweets that were not right according to the
family recipe - she shouted that he made
But his mistakes were so popular with the
customers that the family business prospered, and sold the
minty sweets all over France.
Tour the factory
You can see them making sweets in the ancient copper
boilers, the machines that mix up the sugar paste, as well
as a museum of old confectionary boxes and tins.
After tasting the product, you can buy more to take away -
not only the original mint flavour, but also lemon, orange
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Location: Confiserie AFCHAIN,
Zone Industrielle de Cantimpré, BP 197, 59400
3km to west of Wormhout
Take CAMBRAI exit from A2 autoroute
Tel: 00 33 3 27 81 25 49
Fax: 00 33 3 27 81 20 40