good good thing!
In fact, bon is French for “good”. So when we Americans speak of bon bons we can be describing the bon bon cookie like these couture confections made available here that include my 84-year old grandmother’s original recipe, the chocolate dipped ice cream bites that TV Housewife Peggy Bundy ate whenever possible on Married With Children, or the French filled chocolate candy as seen in the 2011 Top Chef Just Desserts finale challenge episode.
That said, I would like to introduce you to my 84-year old grandmother, Jean Sabella, who I lovingly refer to as Gram. The Matriarch bon bon cookie is her original recipe. She says that bon bons are what all of the bon ton (translates to: good tone i.e. fashionable) ladies enjoyed during the 1950’s. So while everyone who is enjoying a good good thing is right to call it a “bon bon”, I invite you to honor what Gram says:
“A bon bon is a hand made cookie with something delicious inside and yummy frosting outside. And that’s that!”