Turns out, chocolate is the best medicine, as Jean Neuhaus discovered in 1857 when he opened his small pharmacy that dabbled in chocolatiering. Today a world-wide phenomenon, Neuhaus specializes in all manner of sweet-based delicacies—stirring sticks for hot chocolates, espresso truffles, and delicate macarons. For the avant-garde chocolate lovers, there are even items like Earl Grey and basil infused pieces, promising a flavor unlike any other. Neuhaus simply does all manner of chocolate well—but you really couldn't expect much else from the place that invented the praline.
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