Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ananas secs

Look! I found a place to get my dried pineapple.

The thing is, I’m going to be tempted by chocolate bars and bonbons, caramels, fruit cakes and other French treats that I don’t even know about yet.

Like these little petal-shaped things. I don’t know what they are but I have a feeling they’re really good.

These are all different flavored caramels. Can you imagine?

This is A la Mere de la Famille, a wonderful lost-in-time candy and chocolate shop that's been open in the 9th arrondisement since 1761. I was struck by the Easter basket window displays as I was walking by and stopped to admire. Wouldn’t you know, I found myself going in.

I think the key is to go with a list or a craving—otherwise there’s just too much to sample, and too much damage that can be done. My strategy will be to return every time I’m craving dried pineapple and try one new treat.

35 Rue du Faubourg-Montmartre

1 comment:

Violette Crumble said...

'Aint no candy shop like that in NYC, and I'm glad, because it's part of what makes Paris so special.

Please send one box of the flavored caramels. Also, one box of everything with chocolate or fondant or almonds.