Calissons are also the top of the traditional "13 Festive Desserts" eaten in Provence (France). Nobody in Provence would go through the Holidays without these traditional and symbolic desserts. Specialty of Aix-en-Provence. This Premium candy consists of well-ground white almonds, melted with selected candied fruits (notably melons) and home-made fruit syrup. This product is very fragile and shall be kept under cool temperature. Calissons by Hédiard include no preservative in order to guarantee their exceptional flavour. As a consequence, they also have a short shelf life, which is a sign of its high quality level.