Friday, November 24, 2006

A Sweet Tooth.

I've already posted about the basket of chocolates and bonbons from Florian we were given. It was so pretty and the contents so mouth wateringly good that we took ourselves over for the guided tour.
It's a 20 minute drive, practically on the doorstep but we've never been. Isn't that always the case; we'd lived here 10 years before we went to the carnival in Nice(colourful, lively and not much like Rio!)

The weather's cool and very wet here today so these seemed just the thing to get the day off to a reasonable start.

We were taken round by a young woman who spoke English fluently. She explained clearly which products are made in Pont du Loup and how they're made. For instance I used to know how these beautiful oranges confits(fruits preserved in sugar) are made, how long they're steeped in syrup but I've forgotten, distracted by the sight of their glorious intense orangeness. The temptation to reach over and take one was acute and the smell...

The displays are a delight and, of course, you end up buying far more than you intended.
We took the opportunity of stocking up on small gifts; I bought packets of the oranges confits and the presentation packs of jams, rose, violet and oranges ameres(marmalade) but if ever I want to give a spectacular present I'd go for the display of fruits confits: it's good to look at and has quite a variety of preserved fruits.
Les Bonbons acidules are boiled fruit sweets which are also made here, nice but my passion is for chocolate....


4 comments:

Jilly said...

Oh those fruit confits! To die for! My favourites are marrons glacés - I see some in the beautiful three-tier display. Yummy....

Great pics. Jilly xxx

Shaz said...

what a great shop I will come ther one day and you will have to let me on these awesome secret places.I love where you shop. we do like such similar things.
Shaz x
And eumundi is a very small town anh from brisbane surrounded by rainforests moutains and 15mins from the ocean really beautiful.

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Gorgeous photos - thank you for sharing with us! However, my passion is for chocolate as well! Mmmmm... JP

Sarah said...

That reminds me of going to Apt where they also make glacé fruit. The factory shops are pure heaven.

In fact my mother usually puts in a request for glacé clementines for Christmas although their price is absolutely horrendous, and similar to gold...