Who Loves Caramel? We Sure Do!

Who would have thought that October was also National Caramel Month? Well luckily we have just the right treats for the delicious caramel indulgence!

But first, let’s take a step back into time and see how caramel came to it’s so many variations of use…

The word caramel was first recorded in the English language in 1725; it comes from the Spanish caramelo. The original Spanish word did not refer to the chewy caramel candy we know today, but more likely, to caramelized sugar. The source of caramelo is unknown, but some scholars believe it is related to the late Latin calamellus, a diminutive form of calamus, reed or cane—an implied reference to sugar cane.

In the 1960’s Americans were boiling water and sugar in deep kettles to get a hard candy. Eventually some milk and other raw materials were added to make the chewy caramel that we all know today. There are some disputes about Americans not really knowing the “true” caramel but there are still plenty of treats today that are made in the “traditional” Artisan way.12100_salted_caramel_frosting_3000

In case you didn’t know, all of our pastries and desserts are made by scratch, which includes our caramel. I’m not going to give away the exact process of our caramel making (we still would like to keep a little bit of mystery), BUT we will share with you the ingredients used in the process:

  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Cream
  • Glucose Syrup
  • Butter
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With any great dessert there is always euphoric deliciousness! Stop in today and have your dose of euphoria!


Natalie – Le Parfait Paris


October is for Pink Ribbons and Tatas!

As stated in the previous blog post, October is full of national holidays. But most importantly, October has been THE month for Breast Cancer Awareness, an abnormal disease that can occur in any woman’s life.

Pink breast cancer ribbon isolated on white

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2015 are: 

Breast Cancer has been increasing up to 20% worldwide since 2008, being the second leading cause of death in woman, standing behind Lung Cancer.

Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons

I’m sure we have all had someone we know that has either won, lost, or are still battling the fight to Breast Cancer. With forgoing fundraisers for research towards this disease, and new technologies, we have been lucky enough to detect early signs of malignant tumors. Unfortunately the removal of these tumors isn’t always a solution for they can always come back.

In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month we wanted to do our part to fighting this disease. All month long with any purchase of a Ludi’s Macaron, Raspberry Macaron, or a Bavarois, a percentage of proceeds will go to support the funding in fighting Breast Cancerfacebook_banner_2015

Please help us support woman fighting Breast Cancer all around the world by buying a dessert pastry to fight your sweet tooth craving!


Natalie – Le Parfait Paris