Of course I picked up a couple of yummy things for us while I was there. A yummy cheese is a must in France. The selection even in the supermarket is overwhelming. So, so many different types of delicious looking cheese.
I also got some dark coco. Mister Apple Tree and I love having a hot Choccie at night. Its warm and caffeine free and the milk helps you sleep. But the trick to a really good Hot Chocolate is to use REAL Coco and the good stuff. Whenever I cook I try to make it from the best quality ingredients I can get hold of and if possible organic because I really think it makes a big difference. Aaaand the other thing is to to use hot milk. I usually put a small amount of water in a saucepan and fill with milk, heat it until the milk starts to bubble making it frothy. Add your Coco and sugar to a cup and pour a little of the milk in to mix into a paste. If you do this first it will avoid lumps of bitter Coco. And Voila! Delicious Hot Chocolate.
Here is the one I bought from France today and its delicious. I also think Dutch Coco or Belgium Coco are really good.