Is there anything better than chocolate? I don’t think so. It was once considered medicinal-cures what ailes me, that’s for sure-and it was too expensive at one time for us common folk. Of course, walking into one of the famous chocolate shops in Paris can give you a price shock as most of it is hand made, but you will get a taste that you will always remember.
As the temperatures in Paris have started warming up, I finally got out of the apartment and did a little exploring. The area around Blvd. St Germain is full of interesting shops and one that I entered was Debauve and Gallais, famous for their chocolate.
Since this shop was founded after the Revolution, I had to think what kings would be present after 1800. It turns out to be Louis XVIII, Charles X and Louis Phillipe. None of them reigned very long during the turbulent years that followed the Revolution. I guess it’s a real feather in your cap to say that a king ate your chocolate. I think it’s very big in England if Queen Elizabeth is your customer too.