POPE'S BALLS 220G
Following a traditional recipe, this jam is made from figs rigorously selected and picked when fully ripe, endowing it with a remarkable flavor. A little bonus : a hint of rum is infused, intensifying the fruity and floral flavor of the fig.
This original name, 'The Pope's Balls' carries an interesting history: In the year 800, a certain Joan of Borgia disguised herself as a priest to follow her lover, the Cardinal. A few years later, under her guise, she was elected Pope before giving birth to a baby girl in the streets of Rome.
In 1305, during the election of Clément V, the “College of Cardinals,” made him sit on a seatless throne to verify his “qualifications” in order to avoid repeating the same mistake. A Cardinal was in charge of attesting the new Pope’s attributes, declaiming in Latin in front of the Council, “He has a wonderful pair and they dangle like our figs!” And thus, the botanists named these plum-like figs “The Pope’s Balls".
Fig 60 %, cane sugar 40%, lemon juice, vanilla extract, Rum, Grand Marnier® extract, pectine from fruits.