Shopping, Chocolate and sweets SoPi (South Pigalle)
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Karl Blackwell / Time Out

Native Swede Lena Rosen has filled the many wooden bins in her bright, homey store with all kinds of Scandinavian sweets, including the all-time-favourite Swedish fish and the house speciality, salted liquorice. The latter is an acquired taste, sure, but Rosen is proud to tell of her many converts. Still, if the curiously savoury sweet doesn’t appeal, there are a dozen more varieties of liquorice to try, among a rainbow of gummy bears, gumballs big and small, and jars of “Merlin’s pills” for various afflictions. One promises to help a candy eater see the world through rose-tinted glasses, another to laugh at the passing of time. Tucked in among the sweet treats are bottles of Swedish jams and copies of Astrid Lindgren’s classic children’s books starring Pippi Longstocking (that’s Fifi Brindacier en français) and Emil of Lönneberga – two characters who would surely have loved this welcoming shop.

By: M. Astella Saw


Venue name: Käramell
Address: 15 rue des Martyrs

Opening hours: Tue-Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 10.30am-7pm
Transport: Métro Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, Saint-Georges

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