The more you know!
It's also called "pain de mie" ("crumb bread"), and it's a pretty popular breakfast option. (Although it'll obviously never dethrone baguettes and sourdough loaves in our bread-loving hearts.)
A true godsend for every parent who's had to cut the crust off of EVERY SINGLE slice. Everyone knows that white bread's crust is a sham anyway.
I'm not proud of this. This is an insult to both pancakes and the whole concept of breakfast. American readers might take comfort in the "Canadian breakfast" branding, though. (Apologies to Canada: You don't deserve this.)
Madeleines are small cakes that are apparently so popular, they deserve special treatment. What can I say? We love our cookies and cakes.
This may seem like a huge pain, but — as Aldi shoppers know — it's actually pretty smart. You need to insert a coin (or a plastic token) to unlock the carts, but you get it back once you lock it again at the end. This forces everyone to actually return their cart after they're done unloading their groceries. Which means no more carts lying around the parking lot!
It's filled with famous cheeses from France, Swiss, England, and Italy (among others), along with lots of local cheeses, depending on the part of France you're in.
If there's one idea we stand by, it's that you can never have too many cheeses.
French people have had a long-standing love affair with compotes. In any supermarket, you'll be able to buy anything from the classic apple and pear compotes to fan favorite rhubarb-strawberry compote, to more original flavors like chestnut, mango-peach, and white nectarine–jasmine flower.
Chocolate mousse, chocolate molten lava cakes, salted caramel custards, apple tarte Tatin, black forest cake, you name it. Dessert is key.
You'll find everything from beer and wine to whiskey, cognac, vodka, and hard liquor. And in my experience, unless you look 12, you probably won't get carded at checkout.
One of the best things about France is that you can find really good wine for $10–$12. But if you want to splurge and taste some of the greatest wines out there, you'll find great (but limited) selections in many supermarkets — including, in some cases, collectible bottles that are worth hundreds of dollars.
Stare and wait all you want — no one will help you.
These are ham and cheese chips, and they are delicious.
I swear, these are really good.