From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The name bonbon (or bon-bon) stems from the French word bon, literally meaning “good”. In modern usage, the term “bonbon” usually refers to several types of sweets and other table centerpieces across the world.
In Europe, a bonbon is a sweet; the simplest form of bonbon is essentially sugar-coated almonds. In the modern era, the use of almonds as a center has declined, and a bonbon can be any confection with a cream filled center, often with fruit or nuts, covered in fondant or chocolate, or any other confection consisting of a sweet centre covered by a loose sugar or flavored coating. Although not technically a bonbon in the conventional sense, the term is also used in respect of Fruit Bon Bons, a hard-boiled sweet with a soft fruit center. There are a variety of different flavours such as strawberry, apple, lemon, toffee, sour raspberry and even vimto.