Imagine taking a marshmallow from Pain de Sucre and dropping it into a creamy, dark hot chocolate from La Maison du Chocolat. I did just that. From the window of Pain de Sucre, I calculated that pink and brown would make the best colors for the photo. I was less sure how the flavors would mix.
I selected an Eau de Rose guimauve (rose water flavored marshmallow.) I assure you the photo isn't retouched - it really does give off an almost nuclear pink glow. I then walked down rue de Rivoli to the La Maison du Chocolat near the Louvre.
I ordered a hot chocolate and as the salesladies watched, I plopped the pink cube right in and began to stir. It only took a few minutes to melt completely. Pure deliciousness - the two tastes take turns perfectly. The immediate direct hit of chocolate patiently gives way to the soothing rose water. It repeats over and over, in rhythm, each sip.
14, rue Rambuteau
La Maison du Chocolat
99, Rue de Rivoli (and many other locations in Paris)