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An (almost) sugar-free boulangerie in the 17th arrondissement.
If you have to follow a diabetic regime, there are certain things that you have to give up. French pastries are a good example. Cake with whipped cream, drenched in sugar, is a nightmare for those people who dearly miss these yummy treats. However, they can now rejoice, as a boulangerie in the 17th arrondissement has declared a war against sugar. That's right - sugar-free whilst keeping the same-heralded taste. We give you Eugène.
Cristophe Touchet (a diabetic himself) and Luc Baudin, his associate, are your savours. The two partners in crime are making brioches, pastries and other sandwiches which won't blow your sugar count, as they are made with 50% less sugar and 30% less saturated fats, as well as up to 70% high fibre intake. All of the recipes were developed under the guidance of both a doctor and nutritionist.
They use lentil flour and chick pea flour for pastry and agave syrup to replace sugar. This features in a huge selection of goods, like tarte au citron with white chocolate and light cream (€3.60) , vanilla, praline, coconut or pecan éclairs, praline (€3.90) and Goji berries to replace the traditional pain aux raisins (€1.30). Not to mention a range of delicious chocolates. In short, its healthy and yummy. Go with your eyes closed, and mouth wide open, and see what happens!
11 rue Guillaume Tell
|Opening hours:||Tues-Fri, 8am-7.30pm; Sat, 9am-7.30pm; Sun, 9am-1.30pm.|