Calling all cookivores! Your newest addiction has opened its doors and is ready to cater to all your gluttonous needs.
It’s so heartening to see someone successfully following their dream and this is exactly the case for the proprietor of my latest Parisian culinary temptation – La Cookiterie. The marvellous Michel has a true passion for cookies and it shows in every delicious mouthful. Indeed, he has already found a hungry clientèle to prove my claims.
Even the most finicky of cookie connoisseurs couldn’t find fault with their humble selection, as there are a variety of flavours on offer to lead you into temptation. There are nine regular scrumptious types to choose from – Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Lemon, Chocolate Orange, Salted Caramel, White Chocolate & Pecan, Milk Chocolate & Hazelnut, Dark Chocolate & Pistachio and Triple Chocolate… definitely enough to sate any chocolaty cravings you may be having.
If that wasn’t enough to tempt you there is also an added menu that changes every two months. The current guest-star cookies are Fig & Hazelnut, Dark Chocolate with Banana & Oatmeal and the Cookie Surprise with a heart of melted Nutella. Honestly, I can’t even pick a favourite; they are all just so darn good.
I have even heard whispers that there may be a spot of Americanisation amongst the new yummy flavours to be introduced in the coming months – peanut butter anyone?
You can find this purveyor of tasty treats at 111 rue du théâtre in the 15th – a neighbourhood almost as bobo « bourgeois-bohème » as my own beloved 10th arrondissement. Thankfully, it’s located on practically the other side of Paris to me, as it means my visits will be limited to only once a week and the chances of my needing some sort of cookie intervention are greatly reduced. That being said, I have tended to buy quite a few each time I’ve visited… not all for me, I swear! On the plus side, it is only a brisk half hour walk from my gym, so I at least have a chance of burning off a few of my sins on the way.
If you can’t wait to leave the store before sampling your purchases, then you’re always more than welcome to sit and have a coffee while you indulge in one or two… or several. Take note, you may end up having to buy even more before you depart.
So what are you waiting for? Satisfy that sugar yearning and spoil yourself today!