If you pop into La Bon Marche or Le Grand Epicerie just around the corner is the inimitable Foucher Chocolat, 134, rue du Bac 75007.
Founded in 1819, fortunately not a lot has changed and that's why I love it.
The graphics and type fonts are all charmingly period.
As is the founders picture, Nicolas Aubin Foucher looking decidedly like...
Marcel Proust. Or did everyone have their picture taken in this pose.
But what's inside Fouchers chocolate boxes is what counts.
And tablettes/choc bars.
Pralines are the specialty of the house from early days.
Traditional French candies are all present:ganaches, pralinés, truffes, caramels, pâtes de fruits, pâtes d’amande, nougats, macarons.
And dragee of course.
Plus the well loved sucette or lolly pop. I'm still trying to figure out the popularity of that one.
In the back of the shop an intimate salon de the.
Tea leaves is traditional in French chocolate shops as are macarons.
Bonjour Foucher Paris