Monday, January 4, 2010

Paris - La Cure Gourmande

A wonderful candy store, which began operations in Balaruc-les-Bains (near Montpellier) in 1989, is making a big push in Paris. It opened a branch a couple of years ago in Bercy, and recently opened its third branch near the Opéra, at 49, avenue de l'Opera (several others will open within the year). The shops are very attractive, as are the goods they sell, most notably the hard candies (berlindises) and spectacular lollipops ("Choupettes"), as well as cookies, chocolates and calissons (a kind of dense almond cookie). Most things are available in bulk but also are offered in charming decorated tins.

A great place to go for gifts or simply to indulge oneself.

Bobby Jay

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