Less like CVS stores, which seem to be literally on every block in urban areas throughout the United States, and instead more like mini versions of Target, Montreal’s very own Pharmacie Jean Coutu is the go-to place for–drum roll–cookies. Their own line of baked European cookies, known as PJC Delices, is affordable, impressively packaged and most importantly, delicious.
“I want to take all our best moments, put them in a jar, and take them out like cookies and savor each one of them forever.” ― Crystal Woods
My two favorites are the Le Framboisier, raspberry jelly cookies coated with dark chocolate, and the Le Sabayon, light biscuits topped with milk chocolate and filled with creamy zabaglione. The cookies are so good, and they’re priced between C$ 2.49 and C$ 4.49 / box, I bring back half a dozen boxes for family and friends. You heard it here first.