Sweets are my guilty pleasure, I really love them. Délices et Gourmandises is my best provider. I came across this online store a few years ago when I was searching for a way to get my treats without having to leave home. At first sight, I was amazed by the variety of delicacies that it offers and realized that I finally found the perfect solution.
A great choice of sweets and pastries
Délices et Gourmandises offers a wide variety of treats and delicacies. I found on this website all my favorites: fudges, almond nougat, belgium chocolates, fruit jellies and so on. Besides, it offers home delivery services. And the taste of its products never disappoints: they have authentic flavors and irresistible scents. I learned later that they are prepared with quality ingredients by top-notch confectioners.
For my first order, I remember, I was skeptical. I have heard so much about scam on internet. But finally, it was a great experience and when I tasted the fudges and fruit jellies, I was totally conquered. Since then, I always buy my assortment of sweets from Délices et Gourmandises. I also share its delicacies with my grandchildren. To please them, I regularly order pastries that we savor together every time they come to visit me. Waffles, lemon shortbreads, rum baba, mille-feuille … they really enjoy. Even my daughter, who is not a great fan of sweets, succumbed tasting the chocolate pralines and cherries in eau de vie.
The icing on the cake, I won a LCD TV
I know that Délices et Gourmandises organises regularly a sweepstake for its loyal customers. I have been elected to participate several times but never won anything, until recently. A few weeks ago, I received a call saying that I got the jackpot of the last lottery: a LCD TV. I got the package delivered at home a few days after.
Now, I watch my favorite shows on a flat screen and I am more than ever a fan of Délices et Gourmandises.
With this 2012 vintage” Jardins d’Émeraude”, Délices and Gourmandises offers to all connoisseurs a young red wine with slightly spicy notes. It perfectly accompanies a wide range of dishes, and can be enjoyed both as an aperitif, with the main course, or with dessert. Read our sommeliers’ tips to learn more about this exceptional beverage.
About “Jardins d’Émeraude”
“Jardins d’Émeraude” is a wine of the Country of Gard, harvested on the southern part of the region. It is the blending of three grape varieties: Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault. The wine is obtained by direct pressing hence its beautiful salmon brilliant color. In the mouth, you can smell the typical notes of southern wines with red berries aromas, light bodied.
We can say that this wine is very well done. Fruity and round, it has a nice balance and develops all the aromas of the southern wines. This is simply a great thirst-quencher. In any case, there is no need to be a connoisseur to recognize its quality.
Tips for tasting “Jardins d’Émeraude”
fridge until serving. It’s the perfect companion for your summer evenings and family meals.
As an aperitif, it goes very well with anchovies and olives, toast humus, salted pies and biscuits, as well as gizzards salads and pretzels.
Délices and Gourmandises sommeliers also recommended it to bring out the taste of your grilled fish and other seafood, including sea urchins and mussels plates, as well as and garlic and shallots cockles. But it is renowned to magnify your roast chicken, your lamb chops and beef rib too.
If you are fond of cheese, soft blue-veined cheese will allow you to fully enjoy “Jardins d’Émeraude” flavor.
It is also makes the perfect drink for dessert, served with a fruit salad or some small cinnamon biscuits.
If you are fond of both coffee and chocolate in pastries, it doesn’t have to be one or the other. You can have both in these mini-cakes that combine the great taste of coffee with chocolate chips! A true gourmet sin which you should never say no to!
Here’s the all-star, easy-to-follow recipe of coffee mini cakes
For 12 mini cakes, you will need :
- 150g unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 100g golden caster sugar
- 50g soft light brown sugar
- 3 medium eggs, beaten
- 3 tsp instant coffee
- 2 tsp boiling water
- 150g self-raising flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4.
- Cream together the butter and both sugars until the mixture is light and creamy.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, one by one, mixing well between each addition and add to the butter mixture.
- Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into the bowl and add to the espresso.
- Dissolve the coffee in the boiling water, add to the mixture and mix to combine.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture
- Add the chocolate chips.
- After lining fairy cake cases, spoon the dough into them.
- Bake on the middle shelf of your preheated oven for about 15 minutes until golden, well risen and a wooden skewer inserted into the middle of the cakes comes out clean. It’s better if you swap the trays after 12 mins.
- Leave the cakes to rest in the tin for 2 minutes then ease out onto a wire cooling rack and leave until cold.
Tips for tasting these amazing coffee mini cakes
Very moist and light, coffee mini cakes are wonderful with… coffee, for breakfast or later in the day, as these treats also go great for dessert and snack time. Serve warm or cool, you can of course accompany your coffee mini cakes with other beverages, like hot chocolate or tea.
Delices and Gourmandises continues its quest of not well know but affordable wines that have remarkable qualities. La Chapinière Touraine is its latest discovery. This red wine elegantly combines with a wide range of dishes; if it of course completes all red meat stews, it also will enhance roasted or braised poultry.
Its terroir and character
From its Touraine appellation, this red wine is made from grapes grown along the valleys of the Loire, Cher and Indre, mainly on clay soils, but with an excellent exhibition.
Le Côt Garnon is the only variety that makes this excellent wine. Abandoned after the phylloxera epidemic, it now becomes fashionable again among growers for the qualities it brings to the wine. Among other things, it confers its powerful but harmonious tannins and excellent aging potential. So you can keep your bottles for 9 to 10 years carefree.
It is also le côt that gives the dress this pretty garnet dress, sometimes tending towards purple or brown. The nose is in keeping with powerful mineral notes and aromas of red and black fruits and citrus. Blackcurrant is particularly dominant in some bottles.
Contrary to what one would expect from its nose, the mouth is not too aggressive even though the tannins are obviously very present. It is a wine that remains round and has a good persistence.
How to taste La Chapinière Touraine ?
Like all red wines of the region, it will benefit from being put into decanter to remove deposits. Its flavors really show after it was airy, so it is recommended to open it at least one hour before tasting.
It clearly represents a great alternative to red meat and game, but it marries surprisingly with poultry, including roasts.
It also goes perfectly with chocolate, whose taste and flavors will be amazingly enhanced. Some also like it for aperitif, because its powerful character offers a nice contrast with cheese with strong flavors.
The almond biscuits from Delices and Gourmandises are made with fresh eggs and chopped almonds. They are really thin and light, and also crunchy; they are simply delicious. While waiting for the arrival of your last order from your favorite confectioner, you may prepare the same at home; you can follow this simple recipe. It is easy to make, your almond biscuits will be ready in 30 minutes.
The ingredients to make three dozen biscuits
- 225g (1 1/2 cups) self-rising flour
– 115g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
– 60g blanched almonds, finely chopped
– 1 to 3 drops almond extract
– 125g butter, cubed
– Melted butter, to grease
– 1 egg, at room temperature, lightly whisked
– 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
– 1 pinch salt
How to prepare your almond biscuits?
You can begin by heating the oven to 180°C (Gas 4). Then grease two baking trays with melted butter.
In a bowl, mix the flour, caster sugar and salt. Set aside.
In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat until it foams. Then, let it cool slightly for 5 minutes, and add the mixture made before, the almonds and extract, egg and vanilla essence; so, stir until brought as a dough.
Using your hands, mould heaped tablespoonsful of mixture into balls, and flat them to 1cm thick with a fork. Garnish the top of each biscuit with blanched almond if desired.
Place the biscuits on trays about 3 cm apart, so that they can spread.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until light golden. Halfway through cooking, it is recommended to swap trays.
The best ways to enjoy your almond biscuits
After your almond biscuits get cool, you can serve them with a nice cup of tea. These beautiful biscuits are also delicious spread with raspberry jam or cream. You can also savor them as a sandwich with greedy chocolate between.
Of course, you can save your almond biscuits for the breakfast or brunch. In that case, it is recommended to store them at room temperature, in a sealed box.
For every mood and every occasion, and especially during the festive season, Belgian chocolates are a must. This exceptional assortment includes 10 enchanting flavors to treat you; praline, raspberry, rum, coffee…, it will make sure you don’t run out of variety. You can find the highest quality products on Délices et Gourmandises’ online store.
Belgian chocolate are known to be among the world’s finest delicacy. Made with the best cocoa according to ancestral recipes, there are widely loved by all chocolate lovers all around the world.
Even if you have healthy issues, or have to pay extra attention to your health, do not immediately give up chocolates in your diet, it’s not your number one enemy. When eaten in the right quantities, Belgian chocolate can be enjoyed safely.
Apart from being munched as they are, Belgian chocolates make an unavoidable ingredient for a wide range of desserts. Some may be classical, such as cakes, brownies, waffles, ice creams, tarts, cookies and biscuits, pancakes, soufflés, mousses and creams. But they can also be integrated in more original gourmet recipes such as chocolate icings and fondues, and are best added with frosted vanilla icing, whipped cream.
How about beverages to be paired with Belgian chocolates?
A square of dark chocolate is perfect with a good espresso. But they also accompany tea (a simple rule: the stronger the tea, the smoother the chocolate) and of course, wine, ideally a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Merlot, a Shiraz, a Chardonnay.
Belgian chocolates also make the perfect gift. Placed in nice baskets, they are a truly wonderful treat for the younger generations and the younger in heart. They come is such a variety that they can meet everybody’s needs when talking about delicacies.
There are multiples places where you can find Belgian chocolates to experience their timeless elegance and taste, but why not keep it simple? Just visit Délices et Gourmandises’s website and find an amazing assortment that will satisfy all tastes. Place your order, pay by credit card without any risk, and within few days, the team will ensure door-delivery of your chocolates, in perfect conditions!
On Sundays afternoons, we use to receive our children, grandchildren and some friends to share good moments: playing chess or watching new movies.
To help creating a friendly atmosphere, we serve varieties of sweets to our guests, for the pleasure of both young and adults. My wife buys them on Delices and Gourmandises’ webstore. She orders them a few days before, so that we always have enough stock of sweets.
One day, we got à very nice surprise: we won € 7,500 from our favorite candy shop. This check was a rewarding for our loyalty. This amount allowed us to realize our dream of travelling in Tuscany.
Sweets for everyone and every taste
It has been a few years that we buy varieties of sweets from Delices and Gourmandises webstore. Since then, we were always satisfied. Each of us has his favorites.
For my sake, I’m fool of their delicacies and exquisite pastries: coconut crowns, lemon shortbread, millefeuille with cream, apple tartlets… they are simply delicious and delight my taste buds every time. To my wife, she is fond of the exceptional range of chocolate that Delices and Gourmandises sells (cherries in eau-de-vie, fine mint tablets and coconut rocks or fruit jellies, fudge and almonds nougat…). In addition, all the products available on this online store are totally healthy. Even the weight watchers are allowed to consume them without worry. Of course, there are still plenty of delicacies you can choose from. For our pleasure, we always try various products when we send an order.
A reward for our loyalty
Delices and Gourmandises organizes regularly prize draws that reward their loyal customers. I never thought that I could be participating on them, and less more that I could be the winner. Yet, it was the case. We won the lottery, and got a check for € 7,500.
We spent this money on a trip in Tuscany: we’ve been dreaming of it for years. I’m still thanking Delices and Gourmandises for its delicious sweets and his gift.
For pastries lovers, the coconut macaroons proposed on the online store Delices and Gourmandises are exactly what you need, all you have to do is order. But in case of unexpected guests, while your parcel is on its way, you can try make some on your own. Here’s the secret of homemade exquisite coconut macaroons. Quick and easy to make, they will treat the entire family!
Taste the authentic coconut macaroons
Recreate the authentic taste of coconut macaroons prepared the traditional way by Delices and Gourmandises’ confectioners and artisans. Your taste buds will thank you, and there’s no risk for your health or your weight since they only contain fresh and healthy ingredients.
For 20 to 22 coconut macaroons, you will need:
– 14 ounces sweetened shredded coconut (no more to avoid your macaroons being dry and flimsy and will fall apart in your hands.)
– 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
– 2 extra-large egg whites at room temperature
– 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
– Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
– Mix your condensed milk, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer, it will give you moist macaroons.
– Add the coconut and make sure the mixture seems wet. If it seems dry, add 1 more egg white.
– Whip the egg whites until they make medium-firm peaks. The, carefully fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.
– Take 2 teaspoons of the mixture per macaroon or use a 1 ¾ or 2-inch diameter ice cream scoop and place it on the baking sheet.
– If you want, you can add sprinkles or an almond to dress up your coconut macaroons before placing them into the oven if you don’t want to leave them plain and simple.
– It’s time to get cooking your macaroons until they turn golden brown. Do not overbake them as they may dry out.
Aren’t these thirty-five minutes worth being used to bake these irresistible coconut macaroons, sweet, moist, and chewy on the inside with a delightfully crisp exterior? Serve with a good cup of tea or coffee and don’t forget to send your online order on Delices and Gourmandises’ website to avoid being short of your favorite pastry!
Francoise Ravassard could take her grandchildren to see the fjords, thanks to Delices and Gourmandises. Here’s her story.
Happy grandmother of four kids, I share with them a passion for sweets. My children do not really approve and requested me to find products that would not warm our health if we could not help but eat. Since I first tried Délices and Gourmandises, I never regretted it. Now I have even been rewarded for my guilty pleasure!
Healthy treats for both young and old
Some years ago, for medical reasons, doctors prohibited sweets and made me follow a strict diet. As soon as I was allowed to eat some treats again, in moderation though, my number one priority was to try finding a provider of quality and healthy products.
Then, a friend told me about Delices and Gourmandises website and its amazing assortment of sweets. Although surprised at the first place, I did not wait long before opening the site to find out what it is all about. And I immediately fell for the candies, chocolates, fruit jellies and small cakes, etc., in short everything I needed for the little ones and myself. I was won over.
Secure mail-order service
I first was hesitant to order online because I’ve heard so much about scams! But I eventually could not resist and this trial was great! Since I paid by credit card, my order was handled very quickly, and within two days, it was delivered, perfectly packaged, and in perfect condition. Since then, ordering sweets in anticipation of my grandchildren’s visit has become a habit.
An unexpected gift
I was aware of the surprise gifts offered by Delices and Gourmandises to is best customers, but I never thought that I could ever be the lucky one! When I received the letter informing me that I won the amount of € 9,000, I could not believe it.
But the news got confirmed, so I decided to take my grandchildren on holiday in a place that I knew some years ago, and which fascinated them: Denmark and its fjords! They were really amused when hearing how I managed to offer them this trip!