Saturday, April 10, 2010

"The Worlds Best Hot Chocolate" in Paris...



During our Segway tour a few days previous, our intrepid tour guide "Bubba" had said something whilst trundling through the Tuilleries which right there and then became etched into my brain... "Over to our left on the Rue de Rivoli you will find Angelina's,, which is reputed to serve THE BEST HOT CHOCOLATE IN THE WORLD."..., well folks, I have to confess, for the rest of the tour it was hard for me to hear anything else he had to say.., my brain had heard the magic words,,, words about chocolate and some heavenly place named (most appropriately)" Angelina's," and from that point on, it was just a matter of time till Angelina's hot chocolate and I converged!

A few days later, dripping wet after getting caught in a considerable rain shower, we made our way along the Rue de Rivoli, and there I spied Angelina's... Once inside, I was disappointed to see a long snaking line, yikes, I didn't think we'd have such a wait for a simple cup of hot chocolate.... this stuff must really be amazing I thought..(my mind was conjuring up such things as "water's of life," or some such life giving liquids to warrant all these people waiting patiently for ages...)

Then I figured out that there was another much shorter queue, in front of a large display case, full of all kinds of pastries and amazing looking delicacies..., and young ladies, zipping up and down in front of the case putting yummy things in boxes for people... it was then that I noticed them going up to a large silver urn, pouring steaming cups of ....yep you guessed,,, Angelina's Best In The World Hot Chocolate..

I immediately jumped into the short line, and ordered some of their Macaroon's (the next "new" (actually old) thing, since cupcakes,) a couple of bars of Angelina's dark chocolate bars, AND 3 cups of their steaming Worlds Best Hot Chocolate....

We took ourselves outside onto the sidewalk, and had our first taste of our hot chocolate....
....I believe a considerable groan of ecstasy emitted from my lips at this point...

Friends..., I can honestly say, In my 48 years of chocolate consumption, I have NEVER tasted the likes of this hot drink... it was pure, liquid-chocolate-nectar... a taste of the very, very best chocolate kind that I have ever, ever, experienced.. and on that cold day, when I'd got rained on and soaked through, .... I did feel like I'd been given the water's of life!!!


1 comment:

Gluten Free Foodies said...

So I am assuming your are bringing some Hot Chocolate home for me ... Oui?!?! So good to see such delight!
xoxo Lisa