After work I did my usual bread and market run to pick up ingredients for this evening's meal. I also needed a few staples, including sugar cubes. Walking down the aisle at Whole Foods I was surprised to see they now carry La Perruche brand sugar cubes.
I bring a few boxes of these raw sugar cubes home from France each summer, and they seem to last until I can buy them again the following year. But a few months ago, I gave a box to a friend, so my supply was dangerously low. Made in France from imported cane sugar, La Perruche cubes are perfect for a cup of coffee or tea. They're tidy and sit nicely on a saucer; they melt quickly and have a richer taste than the processed white sugar cubes.
Anyway, j'adore the bright orange box and almost laughed when I saw them on the shelf at Whole Foods. And at $3.39 they were a great deal! I love little surprises like this, especially ones that remind me of Annecy.
Do you have a favorite French product that you can buy in your grocery store?