Our hostess at the Inn in Manosque recommended this place when we asked where to sample Provencal products. It is easy to find because Manosque is not a big city and Oraison is even smaller, but it is very close to major tourist areas of Provence. We had a map of several local companies making both edible and other products, and happily set off to see them. Doucet makes chocolates and also fruit confections. What is special is that they use local products in very creative ways, so that the end result is pretty, tasty and distinctively local, from Provence. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and will explain the ingredients in each item, so that you can truly try before you buy. They have beautiful packaging,of their lovely products and a wide variety of sizes and styles.You can buy a very small quantity in a beautiful box, not just larger amounts. If you care about just the contents and not the looks they also sell imperfects or seconds at very reduced prices but it appears that this "corner" is unpredictable. They had some monthly specials of regular products also, and the prices were pretty reasonable for very high quality. Many products feature local nuts. If you don't like or are allergic to nuts, they also had many fruit only products. Bon appetit. Important to note, this is a very small place, not a huge factory, and there is no factory tour, but they have a series of photos projected on the screen above the cashier, so you can see the products being made even though you cannot enter the actual factory. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief and tasty visit and highly recommend it to sweet tooths of all sorts.
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