Macaroons

Sweet Treats in Paris

In honor of the #FriFotos theme Sweets, I decided to feature some of the delicious treats we loved in Paris.

My all time favorite sweet I ate while in Paris was the decadent crêpe I ordered at the Chez Suzette Crêperie in the Latin quarter. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water.  It was filled with chocolate and topped with banana, chocolate and raspberry ice cream, nuts, whip cream and even more chocolate to finish it off.

Crepe

I was hoping to try macaroons from various bakeries around Paris and compare them, but I just ate so much in our time there that it became near impossible to fit any more food into my stomach! I heard great things about the sweets at Ladurée, and I am ok with the fact these were the only macaroons I was able to eat–they really were delicious. Well, all of them except one. I ordered chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, raspberry, black currant, pistachio, salted caramel, and rose.  My favorites were the salted caramel and the black currant; the rose, not so much. I should have known that I wouldn’t have liked it–anything that tastes like perfume is not for me. I was literally gagging and throwing a mild fit trying to get the taste out of my mouth. Micah looked at me like I had gone nuts..and looking back at the situation, rightfully so. Anyways, beside the rose flavored macaroon, they were all amazing!

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I also enjoyed lusting over the delicious window displays we passed on practically every block. I wish I would have had a chance to try so many of these sweets–I had my eye on the raspberry tart in the photo below, but never made it back during opening hours to get it!  Guess it just means I’ll have to make another trip back to Paris to get one. 🙂

Window Sweets

Window Sweets

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18 Comments
  • Nikki
    Posted at 11:42h, 14 December Reply

    Oooh, this makes my tummy rumble 🙂

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 22:28h, 17 December Reply

      Sorry, haha! 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  • vyvacious
    Posted at 17:56h, 14 December Reply

    Can I come with next time you go to Paris?! 😛 I had a not so wonderful crepe experience when I was in Paris…haha .

    http://vyvacious.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/unzipped-purse-surprise-and-celebratory-crepes/

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 22:01h, 17 December Reply

      Sounds good to me! The more the merrier! 🙂 That’s unfortunate–bad crepes can be really bad, haha! I’ve had a couple of not so wonderful crepe experiences as well, but thankfully the good has outweighed the bad!

      • vyvacious
        Posted at 12:33h, 18 December Reply

        Woohoo! 😛

        I hope to have better ones in the future so that I can get that bad memory out of my noggin. Haha.

        • Jenna Kvidt
          Posted at 22:05h, 18 December Reply

          I hope you can get one soon too! 🙂

  • Louise Oakson
    Posted at 23:29h, 14 December Reply

    To all of us Paris is famous for art and I think this bunches are also another sign of that skill. Bunches of the sweets are looking very nice. Hope it’ll be good to taste, too. Thanks for a sweet display of sweets ;).

  • Anita Mac
    Posted at 09:18h, 17 December Reply

    I can’t believe I forgot to have a macaroon on my recent trip to Paris! I guess this means I will have to go back! Great shots.

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 22:03h, 17 December Reply

      Oh no! At least it’s a good reason to return, right?! Hope you can get one soon 🙂 Thanks!

  • agnesstramp
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    Posted at 03:15h, 19 December Reply

    For those you don’t know me – I’m a chocolate monster and a food lover so this place would be a heaven for me! I love the colors of these cookies, so cute! This shop reminds me a lot of chocolate shops in Brussels. I had a banana waffle with nuts and nutella chocolate, looked like your chocolate pancake. I’m getting hungry now!!

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 20:56h, 20 December Reply

      It was such a great place and everything was so pretty! 🙂 The waffle sounds amazing–I am craving one now and getting hungry too!! We were recently in Belgium too, but I only got a plain sugar waffle. I should have tried the one you had!

  • T
    Posted at 23:06h, 23 December Reply

    so awesome! Paris is just great for that! And don’t you think it’s like the most photogenic city? I always come back with way to many pictures

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 23:32h, 25 December Reply

      Thanks! I agree–it is such a photogenic city! Paris is so beautiful–I always come back with way too many photos as well!

  • Susan
    Posted at 06:02h, 28 December Reply

    Paris is my dream seriously!! never have been there yet but love all those sweets. I’ll have it once I rich there. thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:46h, 29 December Reply

      It’s a great city–I hope you get to go sometime soon! The sweets are really good 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

  • stacaleigh
    Posted at 00:04h, 29 December Reply

    I had the Ladurée macaroons while in Paris this past summer as well! My favorites were the vanilla, caramel, and almond. Sooooo good! And that crepe looks legit. Man, I’m just going have to go back to indulge in more of this amazingness!

    • Jenna Kvidt
      Posted at 12:44h, 29 December Reply

      It’s a fun place, isn’t it?! So pretty inside. The almond sounds like it would be good too! I should have tried that one–I love almond! And, yeah, that crepe was soo good! I want another one–I think I might just have to go back too 🙂

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