Saturday, February 19, 2011

La Tour Eiffel + Chocolat = Ooh La La!


Sometimes having an obsessive photographer's eye saves one some euros and some calories.  I was so preoccupied with capturing this window, that I just realized those fabulous chocolat la Tours were only 8.40e!!  I would have paid that in a heartbeat and taken one back to nibble on for the week. NON,  I wouldn't have eaten it... I would have made a zillion photographs of it!  Maybe I'll have another chance to visit this shop in my future, located across from the Église Sainte-Trinité if memory serves.

17 comments:

Jidhu Jose said...

Wow.....want to eat

David Jeffreys said...

Hmmm...you need to find that store again!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Is this a bit like eating the ears off of the chocolate Easter bunny? Would you start at the top... I think that I would begin nibbling at the bottom - hah!

You are right about the location: La Bonbonniere de la Trinite at 4, place d'Estienne-d'Orves... let's go!

Owen said...

Very tempting ! Very cruel of you to post this ! May just have to go by there to satisfy the intense chocolate craving you have just inspired... Endless fun in Paris !

Alexa said...

I am SO there next month! This would make an interesting (if no doubt fleeting because I'd eat it for sure) addition to my little Tour Eiffel collection. Thanks for the tip, V!

Nadege said...

Maybe when you bite the top off, Grand Marnier comes oozing out.

MadAboutParis said...

Oooo Nadege...I like your suggestion. What could be better than Grand Marnier and chocolate? Champagne & chocolate? Port & chocolate? Expresso & chocolate? Red Bull & chocolate...

Virginia said...

Alexa,
I can't wait for your trip and your photos!

Nadege,
Oui, you are on to something good, very good!

Owen,
How do you resist all the decadence living in Paris?

Mary,
RED BULL ? Bleh! HA

David,
I think I can and I'll go back and buy one.

Genie,
So much Paris, so little time.

Jidhu,
Moi aussi!

M said...

Love your reflection in the ET composition, Virginia. Let's go & munch a little each day. I think from a structural standpoint, I would have to start at the top -- don't want it to topple over!

Pamela said...

Wow this is a work of "chocolate" art!!
I just love visiting
you everyday..perfect way to start
my morning!!

Pamela xo

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

I will have to check this bonbonnière out in July! At "Jadis & Gourmande" (75004; 39, rue des Archives) you can also get chocolate Eiffel Towers.

TheChieftess said...

Oooooh!!!! This is just tooooo delicious!!! And I'm drooling over Nadeges suggestion!!! I'm with M...I'd have to start at the top!!! (especially if there's Grand Marnier in it!)

Starman said...

Miam! Miam!

Eleanor said...

The chocolat is nice, but I really like the double exposure effect of your reflection.

Virginia said...

Eleanor and M,
That is what I have named my "Paris Hair!" Good grief the rain makes it take on a life of its on! :)

Starman,
Abosolutely

Chieftess,
You have to start somewhere! :)

Pamela,
{Your blog, French Buttons, is a delight pour moi aussi!

Vreni,
Oh I"m so jealous you have a trip to look forward to!

ET Suzy said...

Oh I just love the packaging!!!

Melissa said...

Oh, I've seen these! Except they were somewhere close to rue Cambon, and they were a lot more expensive.... like 50 euros expensive. I took a picture of them too, along with the full-size chocolate replicas they had of Manolo Blahniks.