Back from Europe!

Hi dear readers! I got back from Europe on Wednesday, which was also the day my last pre-Europe-written review posted. I just spent hours sorting through and posting my commencement and Europe photos, including my new candy photos, and I’m too tired/jet-lagged to write a full candy review.

So today, you shall get a photo tease, below the break. Special thanks to my boyfriend and traveling companion for his infinite patience as I dragged him into every candy store/chocolaterie/confiserie that we passed. And we passed LOTS.

And we’ll be back to our usual reviews on Monday. Have a nice weekend!

In France you can have Nestle Lions for breakfast!

Chocolate ladybugs and mice in Jadis et Gourmande in Paris. Adorable and fairly hefty.

Marzipan fruits in an overpriced tourist trap of a candy store in Avignon (the name escapes me at the moment. They have a red awning, a flier in the tourism office, cookies along the walls, and giant vats of liqueurs in the back). I bought half a dozen chocolate-covered almonds and a thumbsized piece of nougat, which ended up costing me over 3 euros!

Horribly inappropriate candy display from Spain:

We also went in all the bakeries. I think I ate all the macarons in Paris (or at least tried). I miss macarons so much that I’m hoping to give this Lebovitz recipe a go.

If you want to see more of my European candy finds, check out the Flickr page. And there are more purchases that I’ve yet to photograph!