Fruit paste (also called fruit jelly or pate de fruits in French) is a confectionery obtained by cooking fruits with sugar and possibly pectin. Cast in a mold or cut into a slice, a square or a rectangle, pates de fruits are originally a method of preserving the flesh of fruits. Today, fruit paste is a typical French candy and comes in different flavors. Soft and a little chewy, these fruit candies will melt in your mouth. They make a great snack for children and adults alike. This gift box contains 16 pates de fruit: 8 pear flavored pieces and 8 cherry flavored pieces. These candies are individually wrapped. They are imported from France.