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22 august 2022

Dragee, a favorite delicacy since childhood.

Who doesn't know what a Dragee is?  Everyone knows this product since childhood...  These are small sweets covered with a glossy shell of fondant or chocolate. Usually they have a round shape and are very popular with children.  The debate about where the name "Dragee" came from is a headache for scientists. Most fans of ancient languages believe that the roots of the word come from the French word dragee, which originated from the Latin tragemata, the original roots of which go back to the ancient Greek tragemata, which means "delicacy". But then the camp of scientists was divided into two halves, there were those who adhere to the other side. In their opinion, the word is derived from the Arabic "azhrad", meaning naked, or from "jarrada" - to bare. It is in the latter that the logical chain is visible, because sweets are served without a wrapper, and those that have it are already called "malabbas" (translated as dressed).
In general, the word "dragee" has become a stumbling block for historians and philologists, perhaps someday they will decide where it came from, but the popularity of sweets will not change from this.  This delicacy appeared in the ancient world, in Babylon, and since then it has undergone some changes in taste and appearance. Ancient Egypt and Babylon - the progenitors of many interesting things, not without inventions in terms of desserts. It was in that era that the first sweets were invented - grains of cumin, anise or coriander, dipped in honey syrup and formed into a circle. It is believed that it was this delicacy that became the progenitor of modern dragees. Also in history there are mentions of candied fruits from Persia, but this is closer to marmalade.   
We at company Three Star love our product and respect its history. The recipes of our Bim&Ba  dragee are certainly different from the ancient recipes of Ancient Egypt or Babylon, but they are as tasty as they were in those days.