Chocolate extravaganza at the 2011 Salon du Chocolat in Paris

Chocolate on a spoon. Add some steaming milk and you've got a wonderfully rich hot chocolate. Mine was even a bit more decadent because it came with a little bottle of Grand Marnier!

Pinch me - I must be dreaming! After watching a fashion show with dresses made out of chocolate, shoes bedecked with macarons and chocolate-covered cherry hats, I thought that I had seen everything. But that was just the proverbial "icing on the cake".  With new delights waiting to be found around each corner, the annual Salon du Chocolat in Paris is a fantasyland extraordinaire for chocoholics.

Click on any of the photos that you would like to enlarge. Unfortunately, licking your computer screen will not give you the same satisfaction as actually being at the Salon, where you're offered sample after sample of free chocolate!

Le Salon du Chocolat in Paris. October 20-24, 2011 at the Porte de Versailles. Admission is Euros 12.50 for adults and 6 for children.

While you've probably seen big chunks of chocolate bark...
cute little chocolate hedgehogs and chocolate letters...


have you seen chocolate bonbons that look like makeup?


Hungry for lunch already? Have some sushi -- that's made out of CHOCOLATE! 


And if you've heard that chocolate is an aphrodisiac, 


imagine the powers of a box of Kamasutra chocolate! But if that's going a bit too far,


there are always chocolate balls painted with chocolate! But don't be mistaken in thinking that chocolate is just for eating.


You can have your body massaged with chocolate oil (sorry, no photos!), the hair removed from your legs with a mixture of hot wax and chocolate or your portrait drawn in.... You guessed it - chocolate!


What?! You're still hungry after eating chocolate mousse...


and a Tokyo Macaron Yaki, a chocolate macaron dipped in a green tea waffle batter?


Then grab another free samples from the tray. It's sure to keep you satisfied until my next post about the Salon du Chocolat. Yes, there's more!


Comments

  1. This could inspire a chocolate weekend here in Boston. Those chocolate hedgehogs are just too tempting.

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  2. I'm humored by the risque chocolates--only in France. In Italy it's pasta. In the US, it's....hmmm, it's I don't know. Cakes maybe.

    And honestly, a chocolate wax sounds like a good waste of chocolate.

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  3. Penny, Next time that I'm in Boston, I'll have to check with you about where to go for a chocolate extravaganza. I'm assuming that Burdick's would be a good starting point...

    Joseph, Your comment reminded me of the "Kamasutra" pasta that I saw in Italy. Good point about risque food in the USA. I can't say that I've ever seen any.

    And my thoughts exactly about the chocolate waxing. Why put good chocolate on your legs instead of in your mouth?!

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