Saturday, November 19, 2011

Chocolate Passion

Do you like chocolates? I love chocolates, though I try to control myself because once I start eating them, I find it very hard to stop!

Our city Bologna has an annual chocolate fair. It is not for those who produce chocolate at industrial levels but it is for small businesses and shops who are passionate about chocolate and make special varieties of chocolate.

Every year, for the chocolate fair, each chocolatier tries to come up with something novel. A couple of years ago, a chocolatier had created sensation by presenting chocolates in the shape of penis and adolescent boys and girls had loved getting themselves clicked doing all kind of things to those chocolates. In the end the lady owner of the shop was asked to remove those chocolates from her stall as they were considered unsuitable for children visiting the fair.

This year the chocolate fair started on Thursday and will be on till tomorrow. Today morning I went to the fair. Here are some of the strange chocolate creations from the fair for you.

I really liked the chocolates made like instruments used by mechannics and carpenters - nails, hammers, screw-drivers, scissors, etc. They looked so real.

Bologna chocolate fair - S. Deepak, 2011

Making cups and saucers of chocolate is nothing new but still I liked the special care that had gone into making the cup with white chocolate.

Bologna chocolate fair - S. Deepak, 2011

Chocolate sandals, shoes and purses were nice. They gave a completely new meaning to the phrase "joota khaoge?"

Bologna chocolate fair - S. Deepak, 2011

Making animals and birds out of chocolate is also common. Still I liked the chocolate owls and tapirs of this stall. Also their chocolate moca (used in Italy for making filter coffee at home) was nice, it looked real with a metallic sheen.

Bologna chocolate fair - S. Deepak, 2011

I thought that this chocolate guy was cute with his nice big red tongue and blue eyes.

Bologna chocolate fair - S. Deepak, 2011

The chocolate buggy is accompanied by a chocolate parchment saying "Once upon a time there was ..", so you can guess for whom they have made it.

Bologna chocolate fair - S. Deepak, 2011

This was another chocolate moca, used for the Italian coffee making, that I liked because of its wonderful rusted, broken and old look.

Bologna chocolate fair - S. Deepak, 2011

There were persons selling all kind of fruit jams and honeys mixed with chocolate.

Bologna chocolate fair - S. Deepak, 2011

This shop had chocolate shirts, belts, shoes, etc. apart from the more "normal" varieties of chocolates mixed with nuts and fruits.

Bologna chocolate fair - S. Deepak, 2011

And finally, the chocolates that I liked most. The chocolate Nikon cameras were fantastic, they looked so real with leathery texture and the opaque glass kind of lenses.

Bologna chocolate fair - S. Deepak, 2011

I didn't buy lot of chocolate, just a few things. I have bought some extra bitter chocolate, that I like very much. However, I tasted a lot of different varieties and by the time I reached home, I was feeling full and happy.

So which of these chocolates do you like most?

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7 comments:

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  2. >>Do you like chocolates? I love chocolates, though I try to control myself because once I start eating them, I find it very hard to stop!>>

    Now it is my time to say: So far away, in another life and yet so similar! :)

    I like chocolates but seeing them in the form of shoes and what not ... may not be to my liking. But who knows, I am saying this because I have never seen those ... we get used to many things - surprisingly.

    Have you read the book "The Apologist" by Jay Rayner? There the hero works as Chief Apologist for UN! (I know!!) He also is kind of "in love" with chocolates.The story in itself is very beautiful and I also loved descriptions of chocolate in that book - but there too the "tobacco chocolate" had irritated me!

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  3. I am unfortunately not a chocoholic...! I read a book called "chocolate" ( I don t think I have written it right- it is a french story ) it is about a chocolate shop and the love of chocolate. Chocolate is an aphrodisiac and was used by the South American indigenous people. I loved your pictures. People are truly creative I must say!

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  4. I love all kinds of Chocolates. Great pictures.

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  5. Just stumbled upon this website, and loved the report. Good pics too.

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  6. @Aativas: sorry for not reading your comment earlier, I am a little careless with this blog. I have not read "The Apologist" and the idea of tobacco choclate makes me feel a little nausea. Have you ever been close to an Indonesian guy smoking their local perfumed cigarettes? They also have choclate flavoures and are very difficult to support (for me! not for the smokers!)

    @Meera: you should say, "fortunately I am not a chocoholic. BTW, on that book Chocolate, they had made a lovely film with Johnny Depp. :)

    @Thanks rcoandheri

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