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Article: Origin of Montblanc


Origin of Montblanc

Mont Blanc lined up in cake shops throughout the year. I think there are many people who say that they like cake the most.

Mont Blanc is made from chestnuts, but when you think about it, it has a strange shape.
How did this cake come to be?


The name Mont Blanc comes from Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps between France and Italy. Mont blanc in French, monte bianco in Italian. It means white mountain.

There are various theories about Mont Blanc as a confection, such as France and Italy, but what they all have in common is that it resembles the Mont Blanc mountain.
When viewed from the French side, the cake looks white because it looks like it is covered with snow.

I came to Japan about 80 years ago.
At that time, Mr. Sakoda, who was impressed by the cakes he ate at Mont Blanc and the surrounding towns in France, sold a cake called Mont Blanc in Japan with a taste that suits Japanese people.
That is the old-fashioned yellow chestnut and sponge Mont Blanc.

At that time, because it was not registered as a trademark, the cake named Mont Blanc became established to the extent that it can be seen in any cake shop.

Mr. Sakoda's shop still exists in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo under the name of Montblanc.

Nachu Ra
pâtissier Yuhi Hasada