Post-Easter and springtime in Paris are not a good pair. While you may be ready and willing to put on summery clothes, the facts are you’ve just spent a whole weekend eating loads of chocolate eggs, bells and rabbits. Women’s magazines are aware of this, and thus most of them offer a strange diet: Cabbage soup and lemon juice, anyone? How romantic! Furthermore, I am not going to be your friend this time, as I am about to direct you toward Jacques Génin’s delicious caramels (just consider them a welcome change from chocolate). Jacques Génin gourmet chocolate is known for many confections: chocolates, lemon pie…but his caramels are definitely a must! Forget everything you know about caramels. You won’t lose your teeth with these –they are not chewy, they literally melt in your mouth. The only difficulty is to choose among the eight flavors that change daily. And, you have to choose because, if not, your credit card will suffer. Génin’s caramels sell for about 100€ per kilo or 1€ a caramel. But they are definitely worth the price. The traditional caramels are very good, but the mango variety is my favorite: their buttery color and delicious exotic taste make them irresistible. Caramels are made every day and can keep up to two weeks in the fridge…if you are reasonable enough not to eat them all in one day.
Address : 133 rue de Turenne, 75003
Métro: Filles du Calvair
Tél: 01 45 77 29 01
Hours: Mon-Sat, 11:00-9:00 pm