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french [ga'li'pɛt] nf fam

* somersault, cartwheel;
* an acrobatic stunt performed by turning the body one full revolution forward or backward, heels over head;
* a physical expression of joy, excitement and childlike glee, suddenly inspired by tasting something thoroughly delicious.

The above is both the definition of my new favorite french word, and the shop intro of Galipette--a French Pastry Lab in Paris.

I stumbled upon Galipette while searching for an etsy shop that sells salted caramels. Can you say BINGO ladies and gentleman? Salted caramels are second only to eclairs when it comes to my confectionary addictions, so I am going to order a few boxes.

In addition to salted caramels, Galipette also sells hazelnut, chocolate nib, chocolate almond, pepper, and an entire collection of caramels inspired by recent travels in Japan. Check out these flavors:

Pyramides [ginger lemongrass]
A spicy caramel with intense ginger flavor, complemented by a fresh touch of lemongrass

Solférino [black sesame]
Our classic smooth caramel packed with the nutty flavor of toasted black sesame seeds

Yoyogi [yuzu bergamot]
A refreshing blend of exotic citrus with nuggets of candied yuzu, topped with peppery yuzu sansho herbs

I'm having a hard time deciding which to order. I know the purist in me will order the fleur de sel caramels, but what other flavors should I get? Decisions, decisions.

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Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by angelo

This is so much awesome awesomeness. Great combo. Throw in some espresso and I’m done. Oh wait, red wine too.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Cameron Blazer

Oh my. Salt + caramel = bliss. I gave myself grey salt dark chocolate caramels for mother’s day. Fabulous.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by La Marquise des anges

galipette is definitely one of my favorite french words too …. along with saperlipopette … never heard about this pastry before but sounds great … those caramels are so …. appétissants !!!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by **WE BLOG ARTISTS**

thanks for that Nichole…I am off to browse Galipette now.
Cheers for the post!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Basht

the pink peppercorn ones they do were pretty much the greatest sweet experience of my life.

The one with cocao nib are really great too.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

LOL. I am loving these responses.

My Favorite and My Best – My husband already damned me to hell. ;)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by my favorite and my best

damnn you nichole!!!!! damn you straight to hell!!!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by buericana

These look amazing and will be a great birthday present for my husband. Thanks!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Connie

omg! they ship to canada! I might just splurge on some myself!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Simply Mel

Nichole, I think you have to try one of the Pyramids too. A touch of lemongrass in anything makes my heart swoon. Bon Apetit!

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