Parma Violets are an iconic British violet-flavoured tablet confectionery manufactured by the Derbyshire company Swizzels Matlow. The sweets are hard, biconcave disc-shaped sweets, similar to the Fizzers product from the same company but without their fizziness. Swizzels Matlow have also released a line of Giant Parma Violets.
Ingredients include sugar; stearic acid; modified starch; glucose syrup and anthocyanin.
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... Parma violets belong to the more exotic branch of the violet family ... First appearing in Italy, in the 16th century, most types of parma violets have lavender flowers of varying sizes ... The origins of the parma violet are unknown, though they have been shown to be derived from two different Viola alba strains ...
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“Who are the violets now
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