Festive
Bon-bons

A selection of our Christmas crackers

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History & Tradition of the Bonbon

Englishman Tom Smith is accredited with inventing crackers or bonbons in 1847.   He created them as a development of his bon-bon sweets, which he sold in a twist of paper (the origins of the traditional sweet-wrapper).   As the sales of bonbons slumped, Smith began to come up with new promotional ideas.  His first tactic was to insert "love messages" into the wrappers.   Smith added the "crackle" element when he heard the crackle of a log he had just put on the fire.  The size had to be increased to incorporate the banger mechanism, and the sweet itself was eventually dropped, to be replaced by trinkets. 

Bonbons or crackers are typically pulled at the Christmas dinner table or at parties.  Usually pulled by two people, often with arms crossed, the cracker splits unevenly - much in the manner of a wishbone.  In one version of the bon-bon tradition, the person with the larger portion empties the contents from the tube and keeps them.  In another, each person will have their own bonbon and will keep its contents regardless of whose end they were in.  Typically these contents are a coloured paper hat, a small toy, small plastic model or other trinket and a motto, joke, riddle or piece of trivia on a strip of paper.  The paper hats, with the appearance of crowns, are usually worn when eating Christmas dinner and this tradition of wearing festive hats is believed to date back to Roman times.                    - from Wikipedia

Our bonbons include a snap, paper hat, joke/riddle/trivia and a trinket/gift.  Examples of the gifts included in our bonbons are shown below.  Note that one gift only is included in each bonbon; they are distributed randomly throughout the boxes and may vary from those illustrated.  Click on the images for a better view.

  Style XS 

XS gifts

   Style N5   

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   Style XT  

XT_gifts

  Style V5 

V5_Gifts

   Style P1   

P1_gifts

   LUXURY Style A   


Luxury_Gifts

  Style YP 

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   Style YX   

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   LUXURY Style B   


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MULTICOLOUR w/STARS

Multicolour with Stars

3589282412338
Box of 10 (8.5"/22cm)

  Gifts: Style N5  

 $19.95

PLAID & GOLD TRADITIONAL

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3589282234862
Box of 10 (8.5"/22cm)

  Gifts: Style N5  

 $19.95

SILVER ON WHITE

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3589282060072
Box of 6 (12"/30cm)

  Gifts: Style YX  

 $25.95

LIGHT GREEN HOLLY

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3589282064681
Box of 6 (12"/30cm)

  Gifts: Style YX  

$24.00

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

12 Days of Christmas

3589282050257
Box of 12 (10"/25cm)

Snap, joke, hat,
trivia question
& charades game

 $28.50

POLKA DOT MULTI

Polka Dot Multi

3589282062205
Box of 6 (12"/30cm)

  Gifts: Style XS  

 $24.00

AUSTRALIANA RED/BLUE/WHITE

Australiana Red/White/Blue

3589282227543
Box of 6 (12"/30cm)

  Gifts: Style XS  

 $24.00

CHAMPAGNE Glitter Swirl

Champagne Glitter Swirl

3589282227598
Box of 6 (12"/30cm)

  Gifts: Style XT  

 $24.00

CLASSIC JEWEL MULTI

Classic Jewel Multi

3589282227628
Box of 6 (12"/30cm)

  Gifts: Style XS  

 Sorry, SOLD OUT!

AZURE, BLUE 
& SILVER

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3589282227659
Box of 6 (12"/30cm)

  Gifts: Style YX 

 $24.00

NOVELTY JAZZ GOLD

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3589282227703
Box of 10 (8.5"/22cm)

  Gifts: Style N5  

 $19.95

MERRY CHRISTMAS 
RED & WHITE

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3589282232394
Box of 6 (12"/30cm)

  Gifts: Style YX 

 $25.95

TOY CHEST
WHITE/RED

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3589282232479
Box of 6 (12"/30cm)

  Gifts: Style YX 

 $25.95

GOLD w/SILVER SNOWFLAKE 

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3589282232523
Box of 6 (12"/30cm)

  Gifts: Style YT  

 $34.95

WHITE w/GOLD SWIRL

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3589282232547
Box of 6 (12"/30cm)

  Gifts: Style YX  

 $25.95

CONCERTO

Musical Bells

Concerto Musical Bells

3589282009200
Box of 8 (14"/36cm)

Musical bells & music
  Musical bells & music 

 $62.50

AUSTRALIANA DESIGN

Australiana

3589282227666
Box of 10 (8.5"/22cm)

  Gifts: Style N5  

 Sorry, SOLD OUT!

NOVELTY BOWS & BERRY

Bows & Berry

3589282227680
Box of 10 (8.5"/22cm)

  Gifts: Style N5  

$19.95

COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

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3589282234749
Box of 6 (12"/30cm)

  Gifts: Style YX

 $25.95

CHRISTMAS CHEER GOLD

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3589282234756
Box of 6 (12"/30cm)

  Gifts: Style YX

 $27.95

FILL YOUR OWN
BOWS & BERRIES

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3589282612028
Box of 8 (12"/30cm)

 $25.95

FILL YOUR OWN
GOLD DECADENCE

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3589282612035
Box of 8 (12"/30cm)

 $25.95

CATERING BONBONS

GREEN HOLLY MERRY CHRISTMAS

Green Holly - Merry Christmas

3589282115284
Box of 50 (10"/25cm)

  Gifts: Style N5  

Sorry, SOLD OUT!

CATERING BONBONS

RED WITH MERRY CHRISTMAS

Red - Merry Christmas 

3589282080230
Box of 50 (8.5"/22cm)

  Gifts: Style N5  

Sorry, SOLD OUT!

for 2016

Quality  English

CATERING BONBONS

SILVER FLEUR DAMASK

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2269399812221
Box of 50 (11"/28cm)

$89.00

  Gifts: 

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for 2016

Quality  English

CATERING BONBONS

GOLD MINI STARS

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2269399812207
Box of 50 (10"/25cm)

$89.00

  Gifts: 

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