Noemie’s Pantry is a Bomb Cyclone Snack Utopia
Last week was a winter wonderland for much of the east coast. New England was blasted with snow in what was referred to as a bomb cyclone. That is just as intense as it sounds. If you recall, in the last post I declared that I had no issue driving in a snow storm for crêpes. Yet, I did mention there were few exceptions to this. A bomb cyclone is one of those exceptions. Whiteout conditions and forceful winds created abominable driving conditions, and there was no chance I’d get behind the wheel. However, when I’m stuck inside the house for several hours watching the arctic deluge around me all while crossing my fingers that the electricity keeps, I make sure my blizzard snack game is top notch. What is it about snowstorms that prompts the munchies so much? It’s true. I was THAT person at the supermarket for the essentials the night before the storm. Truthfully, I already had everything I really needed on hand from Noemie’s Pantry– a marvelous little spot on the internet where authentic French sweets and treats are readily available at the swipe of a finger.
In the Boston area, there are a few local businesses where one is able to procure French groceries. They’re all fabulous. However, between a full-time job and an infant, I’m rarely able to get anywhere during business hours. Unless I take a vacation day, it’s tough. Noemie’s Pantry makes these French specialty items much more accessible, especially for folks like me who have crazy schedules. The added bonus is affordability. Noémie’s prices are fantastic- you’re not going feel your wallet quiver. I promise.
I discovered Noemie’s Pantry shortly before the holiday season, and it was the perfect timing as limited edition holiday luxury boxes were available for purchase. There were different options, but I chose the medium box. The medium box included Fossier Rose Cookies, Bonne Maman Raspberry Tartlets, Violet Anis of Flavigny Candy, Chabert & Guillot Nougat de Montélimar, Maison Pébeyre Summer Truffle Salt, and Les Délices du Luberon Black Olive Tapenade. Admittedly, I hate olives, so I was a bit apprehensive to buy the tapenade. However upon Noemie’s recommendation, I spread it onto a warm baguette, and it was phenomenal.
Born and raised in Paris, Noémie’s a French girl with an affinity for creating and sharing her culture’s cuisine. She had a hard time finding her favorite French ingredients when she moved to the United States. Thus, she decided to, “…bring the perfect French kitchen to the world”, and so began Noemie’s Pantry. On a personal level, Noémie is a delight. When I’m most irritated with the current state of humanity, I find myself drawn to her social media pages with hope that some of her infectious cheer will spread my way. It does! Not only is she unfailingly enthusiastic about her products, but she also loves sharing her own personal cooking tips and recommendations. Dipping my Fossier Rose Cookies in a crisp, chilled glass of champagne might be one of my favorite taste experiences to date. If you enjoy some bubbly, you have to try it.
The bomb cyclone was brutal, as it tragically destroyed many homes and businesses. However in my little town just north of Boston, lounging on the couch, watching the snow swirl through the pines, and snacking on all the goodies from Noemie’s Pantry made for a wonderfully cozy and perfect winter’s day. I’m already looking forward to the next inevitable snowfall.
À la prochaine.