BonBon Brings Its Swedish Fish to the Upper East Side
Check out the candy emporiums new shop, pick up a new filled cookie from Ladure and more food news.
BonBon, the Swedish candy emporium with hundreds of choices, introduced itself to New York on the Lower East Side, then followed with a store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It is now opening an elaborately decorated shop on the Upper East Side. Its three partners, all natives of Sweden, are introducing their own line, a first, of gummy Swedish fish in sour flavors of wild strawberry, peach, blackberry and elderflower, plus sweet wild strawberry. There will be tastings at the new store and soon, a line of licorice treats.
Sour Swedish Fish, $8 for 5.29 ounces, BonBon, 1220 Lexington Avenue (83rd Street), 212-786-0094, bonbonnyc.com.
Ladure Introduces a New Macaron Cookie
Can the pre-eminent ambassador of the macaron dethrone its own icon? Probably not. But Ladure, the Paris-based international company that has been baking macarons since 1862, is introducing a seductive competitor: the Eugnie. On sale starting Thursday, this is also a filled cookie, but crunchier and more elaborate than the macaron. Each gluten-free cookie is enclosed with a filling of caramel or flavored cream and covered with chocolate, dark, white or tinted, for a confectioners expression of crisp taffeta and mellow velvet. Named for the Empress Eugnie de Montijo who reigned with Napolon III during the same era that saw the birth of the macaron, its worth a place at teatime and for gift-giving.