Sunday, August 22, 2010

Life is sweet: Käramell














We all know that the French are extremely gifted for making good food and wine. They excel in everything from appetizers to miniardises. It is indeed a fabulous country to live in! Nevertheless, although the French make maybe the finest chocolate in Europe, there is one culinary domain where they still can make significant progress: "Les bonbons".

I dear to say that there is no real culture for sweets in France. Of course, you find delicious specialities like calissons, fondants and caramels au beurre salé. However, if you want to buy some winegums at the movies, some marshmallows at the supermarket or some fruit gums at the bakery, you are often left with boring and chemical-tasting Haribo.

For sweets that taste more natural, that are more delicate - yes, simply better, I strongly recommend the shop Käramell run by Lena, a Swedish sweet tooth. Lena`s shop is cosy and colourful and the variety of sweets is unrivaled in Paris. Most of the produce is imported from Sweden and tastes way better than what you can find elsewhere in town. Lena also sells some nice accessories and products reflecting where she has her roots.

15 rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris

Métro Notre Dame de Lorette (line 12)

www.karamell.fr

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