In grade 3, our French teacher would recite a poem about a man made of sweets and candy. I can't recall much, except that the character had marshmallow shoes and (I think) gingerbread fingers, but it just described how he was made from different desserts in a magical way.

I'm not sure if it's just something she learnt from her family or an actual poem. I've tried searching various translations, asking people learning French and a few french teachers and they haven't heard of it, so I'm not sure if it's something she just picked up, but I've been looking for years without any luck. Just wondering if anyone in here might have heard of it?

Thanks :)

  • It's really hard to answer without any text.
    – Toto
    Feb 12, 2022 at 9:10
  • Specifying a country would help too. Feb 12, 2022 at 14:45
  • So you recall how sweets and candy were said in the song? Bonbons et sucreries? That might help find it.
    – Lambie
    Feb 12, 2022 at 19:42
  • The only thing I know that could be related is the children song "Dame Tartine": paroles.net/chansons-enfantines/paroles-dame-tartine
    – wazoox
    Feb 14, 2022 at 16:56

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The only one i can think of is "Un petit bonhomme". It's a children song about a man whose mouth is a candy. He has bananas for legs and hold a candy cane.

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