Do you know the Cannelé’s story ?
According to the legend, the cannelé was invented in the 18th century by the nuns of the Annonciades convent in Sainte-Eulalie, near Bordeaux, under the name “canelas” or “canelons”.
But why was the cannelé born in Bordeaux? At that time the port of Bordeaux was famous for its trade with distant islands. The trade in rum and vanilla, essential for the preparation of cannelé, was abundant.
In the 80s the cannelé was brought up to date. Today, like wine, it is one of the flagship products of Bordeaux.