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Third time’s a charm. The first time that Grape and I tried get own hands on some eclairs from the newly opened L’éclair de Génie, everything was sold out! They even had a huge SOLD OUT sign… I’m guessing it’s a frequent occurrence. The second time, I just finished drinking bubble tea before remembering that L’éclair was on Robson – that was my bad. Finally, like a genie, Grape granted my wish and popped by the Starbucks I was at to drop one off!

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Grape didn’t tell me which one she got for me, but after a quick googley search, I’m betting it’s the Chocolat Grand Cru. I didn’t know they could make éclairs so pretty! My experience with these little dessert sausages goes as far as the frozen ice cream ones from Costco.

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The chocolate cream was smooth and rich without being overly heavy. The pastry had a pleasant airy chew to it. On the whole, the éclair wasn’t too sweet.

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Of course, there are loads more flavours, ranging from Matcha Bambou (matcha cream and white chocolate) to Citron Yuzu (lemon yuzu cream and crispy meringue). The one flavour that I want to try most would be the Pistache Framboises: pistachio Chantilly, raspberry confit, fresh raspberries and roasted pistachios. Hopefully, the élcairs won’t have already vanished like a genie when I visit next time.


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