Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Desperately Seeking Sugar


It's funny how one can become obsessed over a little detail that many would find silly. Right now mine is sugar cubes. When I was in Paris a couple of months ago, I became enamored with the little individually wrapped sugar cubes at one particular cafe. Because I thought it might be rude to ask them if I could take a handful, I just smuggled one little cube to use as research for when I got home. So far it has lead me to nada.

The prized cube that I smuggled is from Beghin Say and was wrapped in a delightful little Provencal printed paper. While I can find a million sites that offer the cubes sans wrapper, my little packaged sucre is nowhere to be found.

The only design friendly alternative that I could find were these wrapped Absinthe sugar cubes. They are packed a little more loosely for maximum melting in the anise flavored liquor, which might be nice. What do you all think? Is this a suitable substitute?


Unknown said...

The packaging on these is lovely! I'd love to see what the wrapped sugar cube from Paris looks like! And really, no detail is ever too small.. it pulls everything together! XO!

Unknown said...

Random googling turned up this link:

The Maiden Metallurgist said...

This first one looks super cute, the second a little simpler.

Hip Hostess said...

Oo...I love the Fauchon cubes.

Kyle said...

The real deal...sugar cubes designed and wrapped to order at Sucrology