Les Petites Douceurs de mon Enfance/Little Treats
While the French are very clear about having 'Adult Time', they certainly don't put away childish things ever.
I bought this book on traditional French bonbons in the musee des arts decoratifs bookstore. Would you find candy books at the Met book store? I doubt it.
I ordered Marie Le Goaziou's charming book from Fr amazon - it has all kinds of pull-out, die-cut tricks plus real recipes for old time French sweets.
Like old-fashioned Berlingots/hard candies. Does anyone still eat hard candies wrapped in cello twists? The French do.They never stop. Displays of lollipops are in most tabacs and they're not just for kiddies.
You can order a T-shirt with old-fashioned hard candies from Anne Maisonneuve. I did.
Silly toys for adults? Pylones' specialty is totally goofy chatchkas.
Pylones paperclip birdie
So many French sweets are from one particular region or another, perhaps that's why the French are so attached to les petites douceurs de son enfance.
'Mangez des gateaux plus souvent!' Eat cake often! Certainment deprivation is not on the menu.
And of course ice cream