les bonbons

I'm afraid this text is kind of difficult to translate. It's about the sweets I used to eat when I was a little girl 33 years ago. I really was a perfectionnist when I was a little girl. And there is also a sauerkraut of marquise with a caravelle on top.
Smarties, in Europe, look like M&Ms. The boxes were bigger than the volume of sweets, why, but why?

Marquise06Ⓒdel4yo-Delphine Doreau 2007