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where can I buy jacques genin caramels?

 
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melimango



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:25 pm    Post subject: where can I buy jacques genin caramels? Reply with quote

Hi, I will be in Paris next Sat-Tues and I'd like to buy some Jacques Genin caramels. Anyone know where I can do that? I've tried searching the internet and found reference to a store that stopped selling it recently, and in a comment in Chocolate & Zucchini there was another address but as it was 2 years old I'm not sure if it's really there.
Thanks!
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clotilde
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To my knowledge, Genin's caramels can only be purchased by the kilogram and from the man himself: you should call him at 01 45 77 29 01 to place your order, and he'll tell you when you can pick it up from his production lab, at 18 rue Saint-Charles in the 15th.
Hope that helps!
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melimango



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks! two last questions: does he speak english and any idea of the price range?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he understands basic English and probably replies in French -- as many French people do -- but you'll get by. As for the price, I believe it's 60 euros per kilo.
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cigalechanta



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

too late for you but friends of mine went to his apartment and bought a kilo, not inexpensive but th mango ones were special. They pass them out like truffles Smile
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gingerpale



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cigalechanta-- please describe the mango caramels! Were they
(a) regular caramels with bits of mango
(b) regular caramels with mango puree
(c) some sort of confection made with mango, like fruit leather or "pates de fruit", not really a caramel
(d) none of the above?

Did they taste more like fruit, or caramel?
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cigalechanta



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they're a very soft caramel with a taste of mango, that you don't see. They put them on your pillow at the Relais St Germain. I'll see if my friend will post a description as she bought a kilo.
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gingerpale



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you cigalechanta--they sound so good--and unique, perfect for giving as gifts. And if there's a way to get mango into a caramel, other fruits might work too--I'm thinking of pineapple.

I made those salted caramels last year at Christmastime, it's not hard at all and they are spectacular!
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Ani



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all, I was wondering if you guys would know...I will be in Paris at the end of December, is it possible to get some caramels then? I can only imagine how busy he is during the holidays if he does take any orders. How much of an early warning should I give him then? Thanks again. I have never had these and would really really want to try them and bring some back home to Montreal.

Have a nice day,
Annie
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