Fabulous treats in Paris, France

I could not end the posts on our trip to Europe without mentioning two fabulous treats you can find in Paris!!!

The first one is Angelina! If you like pastries and love hot cocoa, this is your place. Their most known location is across the street from the Louvre Museum, but it seems that they opened several other places, that might be good to know considering the line you can find in front of their main store.
Image of Hot chocolate at Angelina in Paris, France

If I go to Angelina, it is definitely for their hot chocolate, whether it is Summer or Winter! It is divine! It beats any hot chocolate you find at Max Brenner or La Maison du Chocolat and is literally melted chocolate. Trust me, you will need whipped cream to lower the strong chocolate taste and there is no need to order anything else, because it is so satisfying. I think I just drooled...

226 Rue Rivoli
75001 Paris, France

The second one is the merveilleux de Fred.
Image of The merveilleux de Fred in Paris, France

We were invited for dinner by some close friends and, for dessert, they served some cookies that were fantastic! These cookies are meringue coated with whipped cream and shaved chocolate sold at Aux Merveilleux de Fred stores (addresses below). We tried two flavors:
  • The Incroyable: meringue, speculoos biscuit whipped cream coated with shaved white chocolate.
  • The Merveilleux: meringue, chocolate whipped cream coated with shavings of dark chocolate.
The common element is that these cookies were very, very light. It is bad in fact, because they are so good and light that you would eat tons of them! Between the two, I preferred the while chocolate one (the incroyable). Surprisingly, it was not too sweet (white chocolate is often) and had a more delicate taste compared to the dark chocolate one. However, I would not have guessed there was speculoos in it (people are crazy about speculoos in France!). 

People love the Merveilleux de Fred and it seems that there is often a line in front of the stores, but it is worth it based on what we tried! I hope the Chef, Frédéric Vaucamp will have the great idea to open a store in the US!!!

Aux Merveilleux de Fred
7 rue de Tocqueville, 17th arrondissement

Aux Merveilleux de Fred
129 bis rue Saint Charles, 15th arrondissement

Aux Merveilleux de Fred
29 rue de l’Annonciation, 16th arrondissement

Aux Merveilleux de Fred
94 rue Saint-Dominique, 7th arrondissement

Aux Merveilleux
Lippens Laan 99
8300 Knokke

Aux Merveilleux de Fred
88 Old Brompton Road
SW7 3LQ London
(South Kensington)
Opening 2013

Enjoy (I sure did)!

And remember: I Just Want To Eat!