Praslines Mazet, crunchy gifts for those with a sweet tooth
What do I put in my basket? The ambassadors of the house, of course; the genuine, original prasline of Mazet. These perfectly caramelised and utterly irresistible almonds are traditionally made according to the original recipe, which has not changed since 1636, the year of their first appearance. This special treat was recognised last June by the prestigious label Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant, a mark of excellence awarded by the French state.
What do I add to my Santa Claus list? Amandas are nougatine with toasted almonds covered in intense dark chocolate and then rolled in a fine cocoa powder. Then there are the luxurious Mazet gourmet chocolates featuring nougat, nuts, truffles, candied oranges, cherries and pistachios, packaged in pretty boxes. Or the Framboizettes with almonds, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee and raspberry, packaged in tins that tell the adventures of a hungry bear, illustrated by Mathilde Nivet for the 110th anniversary. Almond or hazelnut Passions, candied ginger Chokothes, and a wide selection of fabulous chocolate bars; how can you resist?
Maison de la Prasline Mazet
37 Rue des Archives, Paris 4th
Open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00, and Sunday from 11:00