Saturday, January 19, 2013

Saturday Snapshot -- Chocolates

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This fall, a chocolate shop opened in my small town, just a mile from my house. It's almost enough to not make me long for France.
The cases are full of lots of truffles. Some of the chocolates have flat tops with interesting designs.
 
The owner is a friendly man who is usually in the back room making chocolates when I show up. Big windows look into the "chocolate kitchen" so he sees me and comes out to the shop.
If he is working on something new, he might give me a free sample!
The other day, my husband was in our little downtown with some cash in his  pocket, so he stopped and bought me four truffles. I think I'll keep a husband like that.
When the chocolatier places the chocolates in a box, he carefully arranges them so the box has an artful look. I've sent chocolates to my mother and my grandmother. Watching the chocolatier pack the boxes is almost as much fun as eating them. Almost.

17 comments:

Zan said...

I love chocolate! Yum, each one looks so good. :)

Elizabeth said...

They look so good.

I could use these for my dessert after all my carbs. :)

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Arti said...

How sweet! Multiple meaning here of course. I'm sure the shop will have booming business in the next few weeks. ;)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love the artful presentations...and what a lovely shop! I think I'm glad there isn't one nearby...lol

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Christine Harding said...

They look so good - sadly I can't eat chocolate because it gives me migraine! My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/xnBo7

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Good husband :-) .. makes me think of France and Jeff de Bruges chocolate shops .. and a few other little independant ones .. how they show their chocolates off and the beautiful packageing :-)

Vicki said...

I'm a chocoholic, so it would be awesome to have a shop like that near me. But...it would be bad too!

I love the look of they displays, the chocolate looks yummy!

Esme said...

These look delicious. I cannot drink milk and always forget that hot chocolate has milk-I make mine with water and a splash of half and half-that is what gave me the belly ache-once a year I have this issue-but then on the last trip I was fine-who knows.

I may send you shopping at this store.

Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous said...

Mmm...now I think I have to go get some chocolate! That's a lovely story about the chocalatier too!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Oh, aren't you the lucky one? Imagine---a shop like this right in your own hometown. Lovely!

Alyce said...

It would be wonderful to have such a chocolate shop nearby!

Nise' said...

I would love a chocolate shop close by my home! How nice of your hubby to bring home truffles.

simpleimages2 said...

How could one refuse?
Wonderful and delicious photos.

Linda said...

Nothing better than chocolate-especially when they look pretty. And I think your husband is a keeper.

Louise said...

They look fabulous

Lmkazmierczak said...

Lucky You...Happy week-end♥ My Sat Snap is here: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/01/frosty-etchings.html

Marguerite Buxton said...

Chocolate is a comfort treat....enjoy..mmmmm, they look delicious..

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