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Marron Glace
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A traditional San d'Orian dish using chestnuts.

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Food Effects

  • MP +13% (Cap is +85 MP @ 653 base MP)
  • MP Recovered While Healing +1

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Guild Level: Adept

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Minimum Requirements?
# Oct 11 2008 at 11:15 PM Rating: Decent
I think this food has a minimum of something whether it'd be Base MP or lvl.

As a lvl35 WHM, I tried to use this and it would not let me use this in any way.

Edited, Oct 13th 2008 4:50am by Aeltorian
Marron Glace stats
# Dec 16 2007 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
Lvl 64 Red Mage, Mithra 582 base MP... with the Marron Glace my MP is bumped up to 657 MP
Great Pies!
# Dec 16 2007 at 8:49 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
2k on Sylph
the name
# Sep 29 2007 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
I wonder if i should send a message to SE saying that it shoud be "Marrons glacés"?

>.> <.<

looking to FFXI for dessert ideas is fun.
# May 24 2007 at 6:13 PM Rating: Excellent
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Added note and fixed the recipes to display the two different HQ results separately.
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Correction Please
# Jul 14 2006 at 3:24 PM Rating: Decent
Both recipes take 2 Ronfaure Chestnuts.
Correction Please
# Jul 15 2006 at 12:24 PM Rating: Decent
266 posts
I really like to have this with my blm soloing. I got upwards of 40+ int so i perfer his to pies. I usually eat them for exp parties also. 5k on diablos
# Jun 07 2006 at 10:29 PM Rating: Default
96 posts
These are great.... bumps up my MP by almost 100! Someone just bumped them up to 8k from 5k on Shiva though ><

Luckily they last 3 hours though!

Edited, Wed Jun 7 22:28:51 2006
# Feb 05 2006 at 8:44 PM Rating: Decent
440 posts
Lack of MP? Yep. Thats me. Thats why its my food of choice.
Recipe Update
# Dec 12 2005 at 11:03 PM Rating: Decent
So this requires Baking Soda now?
RE: Recipe Update
# Jan 17 2006 at 2:23 AM Rating: Decent
389 posts
The recipe needs to be changed for the recipe using the key item pattsier. It uses 2 x chestnuts just like the other recipe.
RE: Recipe Update
# Dec 14 2005 at 7:42 PM Rating: Good
972 posts

The old recipe still works. You can make Marron Glace the way you've always made it before.

The reason why you would want to use the "new" recipe is that the HQ version (Squirrel's Delight) is a +2 version (i.e. it has a blue box around the item).

On our server:

Marron Glace: ~5000
Bijou Glace: ~25000
Squirrel's Delight: 100000 (only 1 sold so far though)

Edited, Thu Dec 15 13:17:25 2005
# Mar 07 2005 at 2:24 AM Rating: Decent
I know this has been posted on here, but to make this very clear THIS FOOD GIVES NO INT. The reason it bothers me so much that it says that it does is... people quit making Apple Pie+1 on my server. If you are a BLM or RDM, or a cook, please keep this in mind.
# Jul 16 2005 at 6:06 AM Rating: Decent
I had a BLM swear blind to me that it gives you +4 INT. He used one and after he died he said he lost his INT bonus. I dunno if there might be a latent where BLMs need a certain level or armour for it to kick in or if he was just imagining it since I have a 40 BLM and 75 RDM and never got the INT bonus when I used one. If you want good INT and MP bonus, go for pie/pie +1 or crimson/vermillion jelly if your MP is near the 700s. Marron glace is best left for smns.

WHMs, although the pies give you more MP, are much better with mushroom/witch dishes - mushroom stew for the win since this gives you a nice MP boost, +4 MND, -4 enmity, and MP Regeneration While Healing +4. Forget cookies, this stuff is ultimate.

Edited, Sat Jul 16 07:11:49 2005
# Jul 29 2005 at 5:53 PM Rating: Decent
He could have had a BRD in the party doing the Etude to raise INT also.
# Dec 29 2005 at 3:30 AM Rating: Excellent
1,362 posts
BRDs doing nice things for mages...they never get noticed ; ;
# Dec 30 2005 at 2:50 AM Rating: Good
The fact of the matter is this food DID give you +int but that was changed many many updates ago. It NO LONGER gives +int... there now we're set strait ^^
Love this for my SMN
# Feb 13 2005 at 1:51 AM Rating: Decent
52 posts
im a 60SMN/30WHM on the Midy server...love the 13% added MP and the + 1 regen mp while healing. add that to my dark staff and my verm cloak...SWEETS!!!..these jumped up and down in price from 4K --> 3K --> 4K (last i checked. out of town so i havent played in a few days ><). sweet thing is, my friend is a 92+ cook and can make me 12 of these for about 10K. saves me some good gil. another food that i like is Mushroom Stew..that one is also nice for a WHM or SMN seeing how it adds +40MP, +4MND, -6VIT, +4(might be +2 now) mp regen while healing. thing is, those are 10K+ now..i remember when they used to be only 4-5K. luckily my friend can also make these and at a cost of maybe 80K for 12(still save me a nice penny). O-yeah, both the glace and stew last 3hrs. so 4K or 10K for a 3hr food is WELL worth it in a xp pt. well...good luck to all of you searching for that right food for you. seems that i have found 2 ^^
# Feb 02 2005 at 6:04 PM Rating: Excellent
Marron Glace
Description: A traditional San d'Orian dish using chestnuts.
Slot: Inventory
Type: Food
Races: All
Food Duration: 180 minutes
Stackable: Not Stackable
Auction House Category: Food / Meals / Sweets
MP +13% (Cap: 85@653 Base MP)
MP Regeneration While Healing +1

Made from Recipe:
Cooking (86)
Crystal: Dark
Ingredients: Grape Juice, Maple Sugar, Chestnut x2
Result: Marron Glace
HQ #1: Bijou Glace

I personally eat this and I love it. I recommend it to everyone that ever asks me whats good food for mages. (Especially those that lack in the MP department {/comfort})
RE: Confirmation
# Feb 09 2005 at 8:00 PM Rating: Decent
2,389 posts
I wouldn't recommend this food to black mages or red mages due to the fact that it won't help you with resists. If you're overpowered for the monsters you're fighting then go right ahead... but chances are you don't need all that extra mp if that's the case.
RE: Confirmation
# Mar 14 2005 at 4:47 PM Rating: Good
Actually, the MP can be a rather massive bonus. Sure, you get no int bonuses, so non-tarus need to weigh the options.

However, I have 100 Int with my EQ. My resist on IT mobs are rather minor to be honest. The extra MP, however, is invaluable to maintain uptime. It's shocking that only 100+ extra MP can be so different, but combined with that +1 to resting regen and it makes a potent combination.

Different strokes I suppose.
Regards to +85 MP MAX - incorrect
# Feb 02 2005 at 1:51 AM Rating: Decent
Hi there, I was reading through the forum to see what people thought of the stats on this food item, as I was stoked I could just use it on my blm to get rid of it seeing that there was a +4 INT on it.

How disappointed I was when I tested it out, and I'm glad I checked first before going to a party!

Now, people say +13% MP and yes, I can confirm this is correct. Although, the "to a max of 85 MP is incorrect as I decided I would eat it while skilling up my cooking (no armor to change so I was at base stats) to see for myself. I gained a total of 105 MP (I am a tarutaru BLM 70). So as for the MAX on this food, I don't know, I received 105 with a base MP of 813 raising to a total of 918 after eating the food.

Now, I also decided I would eat it on a mule, so I changed it to a lvl 1 mage, no stat change whatsoever.

So there is a minimum MP requirement for this food to take effect? I don't know, just don't go buying it for a low lvl job thinking it will add a lot of mp to find you just wasted gil and can now not eat anything else until your food item is gone by either death, wearing or an Antacid from AH.

That's my two cents, tested them out for myself and thought I would post my findings to share with you all. ^^

Linkle: BLM 70, WHM 61
Odin Server
Cooking: 84.6

Edited, Wed Feb 2 01:53:54 2005
RE: Regards to +85 MP MAX - incorrect
# Apr 18 2005 at 2:30 AM Rating: Decent
1,882 posts
There is also an NPC in Jueno that will remove your food effect if you trade him a Gyhsal Green.
# Jan 08 2005 at 12:57 PM Rating: Decent
141 posts
I just geared down. Checked my mana 633, no +int..

After taking this it gave me +81 mana, and no added Int. It did have the hmp.

So, yeah this would be good if all you need is mana.
RE: This
# Jan 18 2005 at 7:52 AM Rating: Default
Yep, I can confirm this also. I believe the mp is a %, possibly 13% as mine was boosted by 45 at L36. Also still has the mp regen (I think) and lasts 3 hours.
#REDACTED, Posted: Dec 23 2004 at 12:41 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This item now adds
RE: Status Update
# Dec 23 2004 at 12:44 PM Rating: Excellent
38 posts
It's not +75 MP, it's +13% MP, with a maximum bonus of +85. In other words, pies are still better food overall for the lower levels, but once you've got 300 MP or so this is a nice upgrade.
New Stats
# Dec 17 2004 at 12:30 AM Rating: Decent
I just used this as my BLM and the stats have changed since the patch. It gave me +85mp and +1MP regen while resting. Seems perfect for WHM's but not BLM's cause of the no INT.
A little translate :)
# Sep 30 2004 at 3:11 PM Rating: Default
"Marron" means "Brown" in spanish ^_-

Edited, Thu Sep 30 16:12:16 2004
RE: A little translate :)
# Sep 30 2004 at 4:28 PM Rating: Good
108 posts
But in fact this is a french sweet, and marron is chestnut in french. It translates into english as "Glazed Chestnuts."

It's a real dish, and sweeter than you can imagine.

RE: A little translate :)
# Oct 12 2004 at 12:51 PM Rating: Default

does that mean the elvaan are french?
RE: A little translate :)
# Oct 12 2004 at 5:46 PM Rating: Excellent
108 posts
Well, of course they're not /french/ per se. But many of the San d'Orian names are based on french or have a french bent. The city's name itself is a rather french-like name. (San de Oria-> San d'Oria)

Bostaunieux Oubliette contains what is ostensibly a french word (Oubliette is a word in english with french roots - based on the french word for "to forget" - oublier. An oubliette is a dungeon with an opening only at the top.)

Many of the San d'Orian NPCs have french-style names, like Ostalie, Machielle, Leuveret, Ferdoulemiont etc... etc...

There are several food items, such as the "white bread" which is billed as made from San d'Orian wheat. The +1 version is called "Pain de Neige" ie Snow Bread in french. There's also the Salmon Meuniere, a french dish that translates somewhat literally into "Salmon, sauteed in the style of a miller's wife" (Meuniere, or a la meuniere is a word in english based on the french word. Its meaning in english is "rolled lightly in flour and sauteed in butter.")

The list goes on for quite a while.

This is not to say that San d'Oria embodies the french - only that the developers used a "french template" to create the sandy names, styles, food dishes etc etc.. Whether or not you think they embody the french cultural attitudes or not is up to you. I'm sure the developers would very quickly give you a "any resemblance between people, places and names in this game and reality is purely coincidental etc.."

They do this throughout the game - many groups of both mobs and regular NPCs exhibit the same sort of themes. For instance, all of the antican names are latin based, the quadavs are all stone/metal/gem based, the yagudo are very 14-16th century europe based (conquistador, condottiere etc.)

Edited, Tue Oct 12 19:01:51 2004
RE: A little translate :)
# May 24 2005 at 8:19 AM Rating: Excellent
Worth noting is that the Elvaan are based on the period of High Chivalry. Chivalric society did find heavy roots in French culture, in period, even if it was reflected in English and other neighboring societies, but the period did have its real hayday, especially in literature, in France. Yagudo are based on the Catholic church, and famously catholic cultures, notably the spaniards.
RE: A little translate :)
# Oct 27 2004 at 5:38 PM Rating: Excellent
55 posts
Very well done. /claps. So those freakin Elvaan really ARE French. Suspected it all along, snobby bast**ds.
RE: A little translate :)
# Nov 01 2004 at 8:42 AM Rating: Decent
1,064 posts
You forget to mention that San d'Oria is very war-like and quite aggressive...but I'm not making any political statements or anything ^_^;;
RE: A little translate :)
# Mar 14 2005 at 6:51 AM Rating: Decent
And they're good at it... which messes up the whole French theme.
RE: A little translate :)
# Nov 01 2005 at 8:37 AM Rating: Decent
21 posts
Actually, in the middle ages the French were rather good at war. That's why the culture was so heavily French. William the Conqueror (that guy who invaded Britain in 1066) was from Normandy, a province of France. So, since Sandy is clearly based on a medieval/Renaissance France, it's highly appropriate that they be warlike (and good at it).

Edited, Tue Nov 1 08:48:09 2005
RE: A little translate :)
# May 21 2005 at 11:38 AM Rating: Decent
Didnt Napoleon conquer half of europe?
RE: A little translate :)
# Aug 16 2005 at 10:47 AM Rating: Decent
92 posts
Didnt Napoleon conquer half of europe?

Yes he did. However, Napoleone Buenaparte, or Napoleon, was actually and Italian. He was enrolled into a French military accademy and integrated into the French Army and slowly moved up in rank during the Reing of Terror.

Therefore, Although Napoleon conquered half of Europe, he was originally an Italian who hated France for taking his beloved home city.

</cheer> for research papers!
RE: A little translate :)
# Mar 23 2005 at 11:00 PM Rating: Decent
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# Feb 21 2004 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
yes they are ronfaure chestnuts
# Feb 19 2004 at 4:56 PM Rating: Good
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Anyone know if these chestnuts are supposed to be Ronfaure Chestnuts?
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