A bonbon is a sweet or small confection, especially a small bun coated in chocolate. The word originated from the French language and simply means "(hard) candy",[1] where the first reports of bonbons come from the 17th century, when they were made at the French royal court.

Dutch Bonbons
Alternative namesBon-bons
Place of originFrance

The name bonbon arose from the reduplication of the word bon, meaning 'good' in French.[1]

Bonbons inspired Johann Strauss II to compose a waltz named Wiener Bonbons.

See also


  1. "What Is A Bon Bon? | South 'n France Bon Bons". 2017-03-29. Retrieved 2017-07-25.

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