Tuesday, June 9, 2009
La Violeta is a shop in Madrid which specialises in violet sweets.
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Open since 1915, this elegant confectioner's shop owes its fame to a very particular product: violet sweets, whose name is due to their shape, their colour and that the essence of the flower is part of their ingredients.
This establishment, not far away from the Puerta del Sol aquare, has kept its original wooden façade and its jars and little boxes of sweets have always had loyal and illustrious customers, like Jacinto Benavente or Queen Victoria Eugenia.
Other typical products of this confectioner's shop are natural violets glazed with sugar, glazed fruit, chocolates and marrons glacé