I've been complaining lately, both to myself and out loud, that as I approach 30 it becomes more and more difficult to keep my weight in check. I eat pretty well and I've been exercising more than ever--although my attempt at Indihop was short lived. (Dude, that shit is hard!)
Well, it appears that I've been deceiving myself in the belief that I'm just not into sweets, because I nearly assaulted my postman the day he arrived with my box of Galipettes from Paris Pastry Lab. I really bought them for Dino, who loves caramel, on the recommendation of my friends at Perideau Designs and Le Papier Studio. I waited (not so patiently) for a little more than a week and when the blessed day of their arrival finally came I began to truly believe that all would be right with the world.
Each box contains a couple dozen or so of these little morsels of goodness. I bought two boxes to justify the overseas shipping cost. (Let's face it, I bought two boxes to justify that I'm turning 30 and having trouble keeping my weight in check because I have a newfound addiction to sweets. The shipping cost is perfectly in line and I'm just looking for an excuse.)
I ate one straight out of the mailbox, so it was a little warm and extra melty. The richness envelops your mouth as soon as it hits your tongue, but the little salty crystals are a surprise that doesn't reveal itself until you begin to chew. Whether you eat these at room temp, or straight out of the fridge (which I prefer) they never, ever stick to your teeth. They're never too hard or too soft. And if you can control yourself long enough to examine one before you devour it, you will notice a beautiful perlescent sheen which makes them as beautiful to look at as they are to eat.
I've judiciously shared my secret affair with those who have a palette sophisticated enough to appreciate them. You can't just chomp them...you have to truly savor them. Now, one whole box is gone. I'm sure glad I got that second box!
Get your own here. You can try pink peppercorn caramels, hazelnut chocolates or a sampler if you too are having trouble keeping your sweet tooth in check. You won't be disappointed!