Store Spotlight: Le Comptoir Américain
About two years ago I was planning a dinner party and wanted to give my crowd-pleasing citrus barbecue sauce away in those sweet little Mason Jars. I checked the Monoprix, and every bazaar and kitchen store my side of the river. Nada! Then a new cafe opened in my neighborhood with lots of little Mason Jars as flower pots on the tables. When I asked where they got them, they responded, “We smuggle these from New York in our suitcase every trip.” Ugh! Not the answer I was looking for. Eventually I gave up. Then my Mason Jar passion came back when I fell into a rabbit hole coveting DIY projects on Pinterest. I posted my frustration on Facebook and my friend and MANNA contributor Lélia Thimonier told me to check out Le Comptoir Américain! Why hadn’t I complained sooner?
Le Comptoir Américain is an online shop created by Frenchman Harold de Nanteuil in 2013. After over 150 trips to the United States and Canada for pleasure and his previous job in American seafood, Harold joined his experience in exports and trading with his love for products Made in USA to create his unique shop perfect for people like me pinning for goods and gifts from the home country. He prefers to select products that are environmentally friendly and tries to support small businesses and artisans. When I asked Harold about top sellers on the site—surprise surprise—it’s the Mason Jars. However he stocks many other great products, so I am sharing a few of my favorite picks of Made in USA from Le Comptoir Américain.
See below for a cool giveaway, visit Le Comptoir Américain to shop away and follow online.
GIVEAWAY: For all you Frenchies and Expats who love Mason Jars as much as I do, we are giving away a set of six 16-oz jars with lids and petal tops. Think about all the canning, pickling, and DIY projects you can do! All you have to do is 1. Head over to Instagram 2. Like @manna_paris and @lecomptoiramericain and tag a friend. That’s it! Contest ends Saturday June 11, 2016 at midnight Paris time. (Contest for European residents only.)