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.