Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Des bonbons et du vin



Candy and wine


Even simple candy looks better in Paris.  There are so many delicious edibles in Paris that I am almost never tempted by candy of this sort.  However, at home I would never be able to keep my hands out of jars that looked like this.


Do you have a sweet tooth?


(Joyeux Mardi Gras!!)


Epicerie-confiserie P. Legrand Filles et Fils
1, rue de la Banque
75002, Paris

30 comments:

Ann said...

Anything French is fabulous.
And yes those candies look so good.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Genie:
These jars remind us of sweet shops from when we were children!

Although we do love sweets, we seldom if ever buy them but enjoy the indulgence when we are, perhaps, given a box of chocolates.

ALAIN said...

Drapeaux bretons et cailloux du gave...on trouve de tout à Paris. Les cailloux du gave, je croyait qu'on n'en trouvait qu'a Lourdes.

Joe said...

This reminds me of those fund raisers where you make a donation and guess the number of lollies in the jar. I never did win but I would certainly wouldn't mind delving into one of these jars Genie.

Connie said...

Those pretty glass jars of candy look amazing. Yes, I do have a sweet tooth, but for cakes and cookies. I have actually had a cheesecake wake me up in the middle of the night, because it was lonely in the refrigerator and needed me to keep it company :)

Malyss said...

Do you know that "Gwenn ha du"(or Gwen a du) is a language from Brittany, and means Black and white. This are colors of the flag from Brittany, and so it also became the name of the flag."Gaves" is a french river from south-west part of the country.So the sweets are called "stones from the river Gaves" !

martinealison said...

L'association des deux n'est pas ce qu'il y a de franchement bien !
Je marierais davantage le fromage avec le vin !
Je suis une gourmande cependant de sucrerie et cette photo me plaît beaucoup...
Gros bisous

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

What beautiful colours. It looks like a real old fashioned sweet shop. Take care Diane xx

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Candy in jars always looks enticing. Candy in France is specially tempting,.....so much so that I can never make up my mind. Result - no purchase. Bisous

Cezar and Léia said...

hmmm I love everything with sugar! :)
and don't mention about chocolate! LOL
Léia

M said...

Love the colors and the jars do help make the candy tempting but I am not a hard candy lover ... chocolate is definitely my temptation of choice :) (oh, and wine, of course!)

brattcat said...

i'm hopelessly drawn to sweets...many days i have dessert after breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Virginia said...

I"m not tempted either. I think my camera keeps me out of trouble!
V

Sketchbook Wandering said...

I guess I don't have a sweet tooth: I have a Sweet Eye & love looking at such visual treats as you show us! Also, jars of treats such as these are nostalgic, the penny candy from the old days (in US).

SRQ said...

I've had one heck of a sweet tooth my entire life. Sadly, I've had to eliminate all things sweet from my diet (ugh!)...but, it's still fun to look at any well photographed tempting tidbit.

Daryl said...

bon bonbons!

Melissa said...

Genie, you food photos always make my mouth water! Love all the colors and textures, and the glow of light on the jar lids. I do feel I could reach out and open a jar!

Bibi said...

Only for le chocolat....et les macarons...

Maria said...

Be careful with all that sweet! Lovely picture, funny with all the empty bottles.

JoeinVegas said...

We have some new sweet shops that have opened on the Strip - now I'll have to go down and photograph them. Nice!

Starman said...

I buy ice cream by the gallon. It doesn't last long. Never met a cake, cookie or pie that I didn't like. Candy, most any kind but especially chocolate creams!

Jack said...

This is not the kind of candy that tempts me. Check my Thursday post.

Alexa said...

You DO make it all look inviting, Genie—but I'll take salt over sugar, thank you. Maybe that's why I DO love salted caramel. :~}

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

When I selected this photo, I did so for the unusual (for me) jars of candy. Now, just look at what Malyss has taught us. Without her comments I would not have known the language and the significance of these French treats.

Alexa, I always favor caramel au beurre salé... in anything!

And now... the carnival season is over and we put frivolity behind us (in theory, anyway). Today is Mardi Gras and tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Many people will forgo candies, bonbons, chocolate, and other treats for the duration of Lent. Perhaps there are a few hours left for indulgence...

Bises,
Genie

Randy said...

Candy and Wine? Jackpot!

Palomasea said...

Ah, bien sur!!
Sweets for the sweet, I say!
This is so pretty!!
xoxo

Vreni said...

Well, yes, I have a sweet tooth! I love the colourful bonbons.

Louise said...

It's great how you can learn stuff even from lollies! I really enjoy how the French have regional specialities, even for lollies. So wonderful. I'm looking forward to discovering even more this year.

beatrice De said...

Bonjour.
Une nouvelle qui découvre le deuxième blog sur Paris grâce à Thérèse.
je m'abonne et je prends des notes
C'est important d'avoir des adresses intéressantes pour pimenter la visite de cette immense ville.

Béatrice, décoratrice à Lausanne, en Suisse.

beatrice De said...

Une année, à Noël, je me baladais sur l'esplanade de la Grande Arche à Montparnasse. Et là, je découvre un immense marché. Les couleurs étaient proposées, entres autres, par des bombons. J en ai mis en boîte pour les offrir aux premiers visiteurs de mon blog. Le tout premier reportage a été dédié à Paris et les vitrines de Noël que j'étais *montée* voir. Une curiosité de décoratrice.