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  • Fudge recipe by Delices and Gourmandises

    Enjoying fondant caramel that reminiscent your childhood, this is one of those simple pleasures in life that fills you with happiness. For this, the easiest way is to order Delices and Gourmandises’ soft caramels, which are deliciously creamy. But while waiting for the delivery of your package, you may indulge in the joy of cooking by making your own treats.

    Some ingredients are enough to make these little wonders

    For forty fudges like Delices and Gourmandises’, here's what you need:
    - Powdered sugar: 250 g
    - Salted butter: 80 g
    - Complete liquid cream: 80 g
    - Salt: 2 g
    - Vanilla pod

    Tackle your fudge’s preparation

    In cooking, it is all about quantity. It is essential to respect the measures and the preparation steps. By following these basic rules, you will easily succeed this fudge recipe proposed by Delices and Gourmandises. The preparation will take only 45 minutes, but still count 2:00 to 3:00 to cool.

    - With a little measure of water, pour the sugar in a saucepan and simmer over low heat. Stir continuously until a blond color.
    - Split the vanilla pod, remove the beans and add them to the mixture. Stir and remove from heat.
    - Take 15 g butter, cut into pieces and add to the caramel while continuing to mix.
    - In another saucepan, heat the liquid cream, then add it to the caramel that must be at 180 ° C.
    - Lower the temperature of the mixture at 140°C or bring it to this temperature before adding the remaining butter and the salt.
    - Pour into a greased framework, laid on a baking sheet, oiled as well. Alternatively, you can pour into small silicone molds.
    - Let cool for 3 hours then unmold or cut with a lightly oiled knife.
    - Wrap the soft caramels in greaseproof paper and then in pretty gift wrap.

    For even more fun, why not make a candy assortment with fudge you just cook and nougat with almonds, orangettes or Belgian chocolates from Delices and Gourmandises.

  • Delices and Gourmandises? delicacies lovers won LCD TV

    The winners in the draw organized by Delices and Gourmandises express their joy during an interview. Each one of them has won a nice LCD TV.

    Delices and Gourmandises: Elizabeth, can you describe your feelings after winning the LCD TV?

    Elizabeth: For a surprise, it was a great one! Who would have thought I would win this flat screen TV! Adept of the apple fondants, I often order some on Delices and Gourmandises, my favorite online store for its great pastries. I still remember that day when I bought Breton biscuits with a friend on this website and participated in the draw. When being informed of the gift, I was thrilled! This TV arrived at the perfect moment since my husband and I planned to replace our old one. Many thanks to Delices and Gourmandises!

    DG: Marie-Rose, you won a LCD TV with Delices and Gourmandises. Can you describe your impressions?

    Marie-Rose: In addition to being one of the best pastry stores ever, Delices and Gourmandises is a dream maker! I couldn’t afford LCD TV even though I’ve been dreaming of it for long. When I found out what the gift was, I thought it was a joke since I am usually not very lucky at this kind of games. Besides, I did not participate in the games in the hopes of winning, but just for pleasure. Furthermore, Delices and Gourmandises, we forget our little problems with crisp croissants, macaroons and orangettes. And your gourmet desires can bring you wonderful surprises!

    DG: Édouard, congratulations for your new LCD TV! Do you want to say a few words to Delices and Gourmandises’ bakers?

    Édouard: First of all, a big thank you to those who had the idea of organizing this little draw that allowed me win this wonderful LCVD screen TV, especially to Delices and Gourmandises’ talented bakers: your caramel cookies and Breton biscuits are exquisite.

  • The wine Pays d'Oc Rouge La Caresse Merlot, a selection of Delices and Gourmandises

    Delices and Gourmandises proposes you with this Pays d’Oc Rouge La Caresse Merlot IGP to discover a racy and powerful wine that does not denote in a quality cellar. Here are some advices to take maximum advantage of it.

    Its soil and its characteristics

    The Pays d’Oc Rouge La Caresse Merlot IGP’s land covers four departments of southern France, bordering the Mediterranean. Thus, it benefits from the very good exposure and geographical and climatic differences of Aude, Herault, Gard and Pyrénées-Orientales, alternating hills and hillsides. These special conditions and the cold wine-making process during 5 days allow production of wines of character easily recognizable by enlightened connoisseurs.

    This Pays d’Oc Rouge La Caresse Merlot IGP is not different from all other wines of the region such as the deep purple robe with garnet reflections. The nose reveals subtle hints of red fruit and cassis with hints of vanilla and blackberries. Once in mouth, its attack is supple and fresh with evident but not intrusive tannins.

    This wine can be enjoyed immediately in its first years, but yet has a very good aging potential. Delices and Gourmandises experts are convinced that it is quite possible to keep it from 3 to 4 years in the cellar.

    How to fully enjoy, Delices and Gourmandises’ advices

    This Pays d’Oc Rouge La Caresse Merlot IGP will of course be great with all red meat dishes and long cooking poultry such as stews and braised meats. It will for example go perfectly with a good beef bourguignon, which flavors will be enhanced, for the greatest pleasure of your guests.

    Delices and Gourmandises recommended to serve it at room temperature and let it decant, leaving it from 30 minutes to an hour so that it can fully express all it aromas. Its freshness makes it the ideal companion of summer barbecues.

  • Paul proud of his new flat screen TV offered by Delices and Gourmandises

    Really fond of sweets, I often order various sweets on the site Delices and Gourmandises to have some treats for my greedy breaks and for my children and grandchildren’s weekly visits. Any time they come, my children and especially my grandchildren complain about my old TV set that is not equipped for their video games. I kept on postponing the time to replace it and it seems that I did well because Delices and Gourmandises offered me a brand new one as a reward for my loyalty.

    It all started with orangettes and fruit pastes


    I found out Delices and Gourmandises orangettes and fruit paste by chance. Friends with whom I regularly play pinochle brought some one day. Seduced by the taste and aromas of these treats, I asked where they took them from. Since then, I become a fan of these sweets, especially the fruit pastes that kept the entire flavor and taste of the fruits that were used to make them. Low in sugar, they are perfect for my diet. The first time I offered some to my grandchildren, their parents were quite reluctant, but once they tried themselves, they emptied the box the same evening. Since then, I make sure for each and every order to include not only sweets but also cupcakes and various cookies for breakfast and afternoon tea.

    Family greed rewarded by Delices and Gourmandises

    I occasionally take part in the games organized by my favorite online store Delices and Gourmandises but without expecting to win anything. So when the letter telling me that I was one of the lucky ones who have the opportunity to participate in the big draw, I accepted, as usual. I secretly hoped to win the large LCD TV that I knew was part of lots. One day, I received a call informing me that I had actually won it! I could hardly believe it! Joy was even greater for my grandchildren! Big thanks to Delices and Gourmandises team allowing me to offer them the TV they have been dreaming of.

  • Delices and Gourmandises presents Château La Carelle: a wine to drink at any time

    Delices and Gourmandises presents Château La Carelle: a versatile wine that you can serve as well as an appetizer, or during or outside meals. You can drink this quality wine at any time for pleasure, on all tables.

    A wine produced in pure Bordeaux tradition

    Château La Carelle is a wine made from fruits of the vines planted on clay and sandy soil. This geological typical offers to grapes a complex aromatic component with a lighter tannin structure.

    This wine is composed of three varietals: Merlot 75%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, and Malbec 5%. It has a strong red color, clear and bright. Berrylike, its nose is characterized by notes of raspberry and cassis. The mouthfeel is soft and a slightly tannic structure stands. All is harmonious and the wine is easy to drink.

    Château de La Carelle is regularly rewarded with medals, distinction in guides or magazine (National competition in Paris, Macon competition ...) which clearly prove its excellence.

    Our serving advices

    Balanced and refined, this Château La Carelle is perfect paired with white meats, fish and cheeses. Complex and feminine, it also surprises as an appetizer and accompanies well any modern or improvised cuisine. It is especially ideal to enhance desserts. In short, it will go well with all your dishes!

    Its ideal serving temperature is between 13 ° C and 14 ° C. For a good expression of local typicality, it should be drink in the two years after bottling. It is also possible to store it to let the gamay be refined over time.

    You can get this wine from Delices and Gourmandises. We will ensure home delivery. You can also order on our platform cooked meals that are consistent with this wine.

  • A gift from Delices and Gourmandises allowed Marie to renovate the house of her childhood. Here’s her testimony.

    If I have a guilty pleasure, it’s sweets, with no doubt. I guess this passion comes from my childhood with my grandmother spending hours in the kitchen to prepare fruit pastes, pastries and even home-made chocolates. How could I resist?

    But now that she’s gone, I had to find both quality and healthy products. That’s why I asked people around me, and heard about Delices and Gourmandises online store. A unique visit was enough to convince me that it was exactly what a needed.

    Sweets, chocolates, pastries… there’s something for every tastes and envies

    Of course, fruit pastes remain my favorites, with all flavors, but a preference for red fruits. They were obviously the best choice for a trial on Delices and Gourmandises website and the result was beyond my expectations. Not only the delivery was very quick, but these treats prepared the traditional way tasted exactly as my grandma’s.

    I quickly submitted a new order, this time for a selection of chocolates with crisp rocks and pops, which I also became very fond of.

    I took more time for me to also try Delices and Gourmandises pastries. Since I inherited my grandmother’s talents for pastry, I used to bake everything on my own to make sure to use healthy ingredients only. That was until a short-noticed family lunch obliged me to take a chance with Delices and Gourmandises. Once more, it has been an extreme success, both kids and adults were delighted.

    Delices and Gourmandises allowed me to renovate my Grandma’s house

    Being a regular customer of, I was of course aware of the rewards that Delices and Gourmandises regularly grants its top customers. So during these years, I participated in the prize draw… without much hope, though.

    So, big was my surprise when a received a letter announcing me as the winner of a check for € 7500. I saw this great gift as a sign: I had to restore the house where I grew up, and where I started loving sweets.

  • The grapefruit rosé wine aperitif, the best summer drink by Delices and Gourmandises

    For your summer appetizers, Delices and Gourmandises recommends this grapefruit rosé wine aperitif. The combination of the flavor of rosé wine with the grapefruit sweet and tart taste makes this drink the perfect companion for your cocktails and gourmet breaks.

    grapefruit rosé wine

    A tasty fruity blending

    Because of its composition, this grapefruit aperitif rosé wine falls into the category of aromatized wine-based drinks. It is the result of an ingenious blending of rosé wine with grapefruit juice.

    This cocktail has a nice salmon color which reminds the pink grapefruit pulp. On the palate, it offers a unique flavor: fresh and full with round and fruity notes, with a delicate balance between sweetness and tartness. The nose gives off aromas of citrus francs with a generous fresh grapefruit scent.

    Delices and Gourmandises tasting tips

    Thanks to its low alcohol content, this grapefruit aperitif rosé wine is the ideal drink for cocktails and summer appetizers. Light and refreshing, this is an excellent thirst-quencher. It is best enjoyed chilled, from 6 ° C to 8 ° C, with a few ice cubes to appreciate its lightness. We recommend keeping the bottle in the refrigerator at least 8 hours and remembering to shake well before serving. In addition, to fully appreciate its fragrance, wait for the moment of tasting to open the bottle.

    This grapefruit aperitif rosé wine is also perfect to accompany mixed salads based on seafood, grilled shrimp skewers or salmon puff. It also pairs very well with fruit desserts.

    A little tip to avoid diluting your drink: instead of ice, you can use frozen grapefruit sections, whose thin skin has been removed.

  • Discover the wine "Les Estampilles" with Delices and Gourmandises

    A powerful and fruity red wine to enjoy with family and friends, that's what Delices and Gourmandises offers with "Les Estampilles". Perfect to accompany red meats or game, this wine has delicate aromas that make it easy to swallow.

    Terroir and features

    Les estampilles

    Like most of Cabernet Sauvignon, "Les Estampilles" are made from grapes grown mainly in the Bordeaux "Entre-Deux-Mers" region, but especially in well-drained soils of the Médoc and Graves. Grapes are handpicked, very early in the morning, before being sorted to remove damaged fruits.

    Color: deep red with brown or purple reflections; in tasting, it reveals medium sized elegant legs.

    Bouquet: in the nose, we first notice the dominant aromas of blackcurrant and green pepper. This is a fairly spicy wine with hints of violets and raspberries.

    On the palate, it appears harmonious, with lots of body, but without going overboard. The tannins are of course present, but do not harm the roundness of this red wine. Delices and Gourmandises has specially selected it for these qualities and its good aging potential.

    Tips for tasting and food and wine matches

    "Les Estampilles" will fit in perfectly with red meat dishes like beef bourguignon. Delices and Gourmandises especially recommends it with game dishes such as hare or stag stews, or some daubes that it will sublimate, thanks to its long aftertaste.

    It should be served at room temperature, at 16 ° C or 18 ° C. It will benefit from being opened at least 15 to 20 minutes before tasting or even be decanted into a carafe to fully develop the subtlety of its bouquet and remove any particles or deposits.

    This perfect cellar wine can be stored without problems from 4 to 5 years in very good conditions. It is therefore a safe investment for any wine amateur wishing to possess a quality cellar background without breaking the bank.

  • Delices and Gourmandises presents Fleurs de Garrigue, an exceptionnal white wine

    Delices and Gourmandises selected this Côtes du Rhône blanc for the delight of all wine lovers. It can be served as an appetizer, and will be particularly delicious paired with dishes of fish or seafood.

    What about its soil and its characteristics?

    Fleurs de Garrigue white wineThis Fleurs de Garrigue benefited from exceptional conditions of exposure of the Southwest hillsides. This wine is the result from a delicate blend of Grenache, Ugni and Roll. Its taste will surprise by its freshness and roundness. Its softness is related to a drastic selection of the grapes during the late harvest. The maceration process was long to fully develop the flavors.

    The color of this wine is a beautiful pale yellow with golden reflections tinged with a touch of green, a sign of his youth. Its nose smells floral scents reminiscent Air Provence and notes of red fruits, pear and litchi. Like all AOC Côtes du Rhone, this Fleurs de Garrigue is very round in the mouth and soft, which are certainly its greatest strengths.

    It has good aging potential, but the sommeliers of Delices and Gourmandises recommend drinking it in 2 or 3 years, so that its potential will be maximized.

    How to enjoy this white wine?

    This young white wine should be served chilled, ideally between 8 °C and 10°C, immediately after its opening. Its freshness makes it the ideal companion for family barbecues on Sundays, so be sure to get it out of the refrigerator or your cellar at the last moment.

    As an appetizer, it may beautifully pair with foie gras and shrimp and other seafood. Fish dishes, especially grilled meats, will also have their flavors enhanced by the bouquet of this Fleurs de Garrigue.

    By its lightness, it may accompany spicy dishes of the Middle Eastern or Indian cuisine. Surprise your guests and family by serving this wine alongside a couscous or a masala chicken. Its young character also makes it a great complement to taste strong cheeses like Munster or Roquefort.

  • Delices and Gourmandises’ well-being candies

    paquet geantYou are suffering from throaty illnesses? Delices and Gourmandises’ well-being candies from the Vosges are ideal to soothe you. Free from artificial colorings, these traditional candies from Vosges, with delicate flavors, will provide you with delicious fresh notes, anytime of the day!

    Prepared with natural essential oils found from resins of the region, such as pine, eucalyptus, strong mints, licorice and honey, these fine candies widely contributed to the international reputation of artisan candy-making from the Vosges.

    Discover the incredible blend of the powerful taste of licorice or intense flavor of mint and the sweetness and freshness of a sweet.

    Let yourself be seduced, and your taste buds, be enchanted!

    Handcrafted following the ancestral recipe, with their natural and authentic fragrance, they’ll make you dive back into your best childhood memories come back, when you made excursions to candy shops in your neighborhood.

    These candies are special because of their medicinal purpose. Each flavor is dedicated to a specific kind of ailment: to soften sore throat or coughing, to facilitates breathing when you have a cold or to cure various throat, nose, lungs and circulation issues... the benefits of the Vosges sweets are very numerous to improve your health provide true well-being. An assortment of these healthy treats can also be offered to your family and friends as a souvenir.

    The Vosges well-being candies can be stored without any issue in a dry place, protected by the original bag. But they can also be crushed into smaller pieces then used as a tisane. Just let it brew for 10 minutes in a cup and do an inhalation over it for 15 minute. Sweet and strong at the same time, fresh and intense, in addition to their, it will refresh your breath at any time of the day. Discover them now!

    You can find the real French well-being candies in the Haut-Vosges confectioneries. Otherwise, from any other location, just visit Delices and Gourmandises’s website. You can order various kinds of sweets, candies and pastries, and the team will ensure door-delivery within few days.

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