More presents! We're so spoiled. Our dear friends Jenn and Tom got us two brilliant presents from their recent trip to Paris. Here's the first.
À la Mère de famille was founded in 1761 and is the oldest confectioner's in France. It sounds like the ultimate candy store, complete with old world sweet shop magic. There's something so evocative about that moment when Charlie Bucket steps into the candy store, his eyes raised to the ceiling filled with jars upon jars of cavity-inducing goodness. I can just imagine Jenn's little girl's reaction when she walked in, and I'm sure that is what mine would have been too.
Even though we didn't go, we were lucky to have this amazing box of chocolates brought back for us. Dusted in just the right amount of cocoa, these surprising little logs are filled with a slightly wafer-like noisette filling that we cannot stop eating. Contrary to the fact that I have an interminable sweet tooth, I don't normally eat chocolates like this. The empty box is testament to the fact that these are no ordinary chocolates.
La Mère de Famille has five locations around Paris. Store image from La Mère de Famille.