French Toulouse Candied (dehydrated) Mint Leaves. These leaves, sparkling green in color, with a bright, zesty mint flavor, will brighten and flavor, with just the right touch. CANDIED FLOWERS, date back to the XIII century, where by the flowers, simply cooked in sugar, were sold by Apothecaries (historical pharmacists). Approximately, two hundred years ago, confectioners, in France, started with the idea to candy, a natural flower. After many tests and many failures, they perfected the process, and a new industry, was born. They have been candying flowers in Toulouse, France since 1818. It's a testament to the difficulty of the process that they remain, essentially, the sole producer of these delicacies. The flowers are collected at the beginning of spring and that is when the magic begins. The flowers are all-natural, pesticide-free, and handmade. NO machine could replace, this delicate process, of candying violets, roses, lilac petals, and mint leaves. So, if you are looking for fantastic French Flare, delight and decorate any chocolate with Toulouse Candied Flowers.