Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ladurée: Sucré Winner!

Well noon (PST) as come and gone, so I think we're ready to pick a winner for the Sucre giveaway!

So these Jellybeans on my nightstand. I guess we're all wondering how many I have, right?

Okay, here is the deal: I like Jelly Belly beans. I really like them. Sometimes I have four pounds of them in a jar on my desk. Okay, so maybe that is a lot of candy to have casually sitting around, but could you really expect anything less with my sweet tooth?

Well, I didn't have four pounds laying around last weekend. No. I had been nibbling on these beans for a couple months now, digging out the choice beans--like black licorice and juicy pear.  So when I did the count last Saturday all that remained were 255 beans. Weighing a total of 283 grams.

Counting jellybeans, one by one, without eating any?
That's is hard!
I've gone through all the guesses on the blog and in the NSHP email box and calculated who was closest with beans or grams and determined it was M with 292 grams:

mFeb 19, 2012 06:35 PMLet's go with 292 grams. And I oooooh-ed several times during this post. First, when I saw you had posted (yay! yay! yay!) and again with the cookbok...and then again with the yummy pinkness. :) 
Congratulations! I'll be in contact with you via email and I'll have this cookbook to you soon. I hope you enjoy it. Of course, if you end up re-selling it on amazon for a cool two or three hundred dollars, I can't say I wouldn't understand. 

As for myself, I'm going to spend the rest of the weekend continuing to pack. No baking for me just yet, all my pans are already boxed up waiting on paperwork and a set of keys to finally change hands.  

I deserve a break from all this bubble wrap and packing tape. Maybe even a little indulgence in two guilty pleasures: a little world of warcraft and the rest of those jelly beans. Yum.

Edit: Woo! It appears that as of March 8th, Amazon actually has the book back in stock for list price. I'm not certain if it is back in print, but it is certainly going for less than $999 today.  Take that, price gougers!



  1. World of Warcraft and candy seems like pretty good guilty pleasures to me! :)

    And a big congratulations to the winner! :D

  2. WoW is an awesome pleasure. I refuse to be the least bit guilty about it! (I feel the same way about candy, of course.)

    So, the big question... do you have a Chef's Hat in the game as well?

    1. Actually, I'm a pretty terrible cook in game. The only thing I've mastered is Moonfire-spam buns.

    2. hahaha that was actually really nerdily funny :D my inner druid approves highly of those buns!

  3. Juicy Pear is my absolute favourite Jelly Belly and my mouth is watering now just thinking about it! Hubby's is Tutti Frutti and the kids don't care so long as they don't eat any Cinnamon / Sizzling Cinnamon. They are not so easy to get over here in Aus in bulk any more. :(

  4. Congrats to Winner M and good luck with your move!


  5. I don't like macarons that much anyway. ::sniff:: ::weeps::

  6. I love that book! The pictures are so pretty and I really like their macaron recipes.

    Btw, I’m hosting my first blog giveaway today so check it's macaron related hehe :)

  7. Just thought you might like to know that you can get this book from for $36.17 USD and free shipping worldwide. The funny thing is that it actually ships from the United States. I have ordered a few hard to find in the titles from them before and they are great.

  8. I have a question - and wasn't sure you were going to be checking back to the last post. You mention when you kindly posted the Laduree recipe that you used "fresh eggs" -- does that mean you didn't age the whites? I would LOVE to skip that step.

  9. I am not a gamer. I was never really good at them and my husband and I have discussed getting into them but right now the kids are too young, too loud and actually need attention. However, the fact that you are makes me like you so much more!

  10. Hi! I nomintated you for The Versatile Blogger Award! I found your blog when I was looking for help once with Macarons! Your post was very helpful!!

    See my post about the award at

  11. I only saw your other post about the giveaway today, but I would have said 1000g! Because I have about 1/2 of the 4-lbs container jelly beans on MY night stand. :)

    Beautiful blog. And thanks for the recommendation of the book.

  12. As you know, I love your blog. Hope things are well with you and you continue writing soon. I just gave you the Versatile Blogger Award on my blog! Take Care!


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