Tuesday, 16 March 2010


Creperie Bretonne
67 rue de Charonne
75011 Paris

And to think I was worried, when I started this blog, that I'd run out of drinks to write about. Chouchenn is a (honey-based) mead from the Brittany region of France. While the aroma was distinctly and overwhelmingly of honey, the taste was more complex - an edge of apple, a little booze, smooth, but with both sweet and sour in there too. It was almost like a honey cider, or an interesting sherry. Research reveals Chouchenn usually contains about 14% alcohol, which sounds about right. This one was sold (in a Parisian creperie) as a digestif, and served as a 50ml measure for 3.5 euros. Considering the rip-off price of beer and most other beverages in the city, this is less unreasonable than it sounds.

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