Saturday, March 10, 2012

Jeff de Bruges -- Tintin


The chocolatier Jeff de Bruges with its color scheme of almost-Tiffany-aqua and chocolate-brown (of course), featured a window in collaboration with Tintin.  The boxes seen here hold combinations of their famous chocolates, 60 petite caraques, each wrapped in foil with a Tintin characature on the front:

  • noir (70%)
  • lait
  • lait sucre pétillant (je crois)
  • noir nougatine

I was given a delightful box (3 layers!) of Jeff de Bruges chocolates during my November visit to Paris and made them last, languishing over each one individually, marveling how something could be so singularly delicious.  No, I did not eat them all myself and I did make them last until after Christmas.

I will be back in Paris in two weeks and will look for the windows to be decorated for Easter and spring.  I just may need to indulge in a "small" box...

miam-miam!


Jeff de Bruges at
Stéphane Valentin
112-114, rue Mouffetard
75005 Paris



22 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, they sound fantastic and I'm almost drooling on my keyboard!! I hope you get at least a small box and do eat one or two for me! Enjoy a lovely weekend, Genie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Palomasea said...

Miam miam indeed!! :)
I'm excited for your trip, and I can't wait to see Parisian Easter through your eyes...
Bises,
- Irina

Rob-bear said...

Chocolate and Tintin. Exciting combination.

La Brocanteuse said...

How SWEET! I get where the saying comes from!

Looking forward to see what you share from a Paris Easter, you lucky girl. Last Easter we were there, and I remember a Chocolatier who had made the most beautiful choc fish, in al different sizes and species..yes it was unusual, but apparently he does this ever year and gets orders from afar long before.
Colette x

Bibi said...

They must be expensive, and I am waiting not-so-patiently for Easter displays.

Cezar and Léia said...

Never tried this one but my mouth is totally watering... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You have very French 'willpower' Genie, I'm afraid I still have some work to do, the chocolats would not have lasted so long with moi!!

biebkriebels said...

The decoration looks so very tasteful, I like Tin Tin or (Kuifje) as we call him. I am fond of chocolate and this time of the year with Easter coming the shops are full of chocolate eggs....

Virginia said...

Funny, I"ve never bought a single piece of chocolate in Paris. I guess there were too many other things calling my name! Love the Tintin boxes.
V

Birdman said...

My mouth is watering now, and I'm not even a chocolate guy.

Alexa said...

Miam, indeed! I'm impressed by your self-discipline, Genie. And if you weren't sharing all your wonderful images of Paris with us, I might have to be über-envious that you are able to get there so often. Bon weekend, ma chère --

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

I love the Jeff de Bruges stores! You will be back to Paris in two weeks? Great news! I still have to wait until July...
I had to move my blog because of troubles with google, you can find it now here: http://vrenisviennadailyphoto.blogspot.com/

TheChieftess said...

Life is short. BUY THE CHOCOLATE!!!!

Paris...again??? You lucky girl!!! Looking forward to those Easter window pics!

(am I the only one who doesn't have a clue who/what TinTin is???)

Hana de Prague said...

Dear Genie, it´s nice to hear you come back to Paris before Easter. I come there the 29 March for 2 days, il you are still there, what about to take a cup of coffee together?
You can write me on fiah@seznam.cz
Bises Hana

Kris said...

Aren't you lucky! I wish I could go!

I think enjoying one of any type of chocolate is better than eating two pieces at a sitting. I believe you appreciate the chocolate more and it also keeps your weight in line. Do you think that is how the French women stay so slim? I'm thinking it is! LOL

Shell Sherree said...

Such a gorgeous display, and the tin's contents sound exquisite. You have great self-discipline, Genie! Bon weekend...

Randy said...

Chocolate, did you say chocolate!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

These chocolates are not for "gobbling" as one might consume a bag of M&Ms or a Snickers (quelle horreur!), but the taste so divine and unique that they can be enjoyed just one at a time. They cannot be truly appreciated standing up at a kitchen counter, but are best on a small plate with with a petite serviette.

Kathy, Tintin is quite famous, a beloved character of books and comic strips, created by the Belgian artist Georges Remi who wrote under the pen name of Hergé. The interest at the moment is for the 2011 movie The Adventures of Tintin.

Bises,
Genie

Rob Siemann said...

Oh NICE!!! As a lifelong fan of both Tintin and chocolate (OK, I confess, maybe chocolate takes the lead now), I just gotta get me one of these!!!

Harriet said...

Discovered Jeff de Bruges on my first trip to Paris and yes, I also bought some of the petites caraques. Oh how I would love one of the Tintin boxes/tins. Makes for a very colorful photo.

Louise said...

They look fabulous. I read a few Tintin books after the movie- I love Captain Haddock!

Louis la Vache said...

Tintin fan «Louis» would have a field day in here!