A Chocolate Wonderland
On Valentines’ Day weekend. R and I went to Dan Shui in Taipei to visit the seaside. While we were there we came across this Chocolate Museum and decided to view the place. as I was interested to see for myself what they have on display.
The last time we came across a Chocolate museum was during our trip to Jeju island. We didn’t step into the place that time as we chose to view the Teddy Bear Museum instead of the Chocolate museum at that time.
A really impressive chocolate car was on display in the center of the main hall. I love the detailing on the 3D car and if there was an engine in it I would certainly love to have a ride in it.
If a ride by the car is unavailable I would opt to travel in Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage. Doesn’t it look lovely?
In the world of chocolate the yummy goodness comes from the Cacao seeds from the Cacao plant . These seeds (beans) are fermented and turned into various items of chocolate.
Really astonishing works of art can be created with chocolate. These masks and statues shown above were crafted out of chocolate and are kept in chilled display cabinets in the museum.
I spotted R2D2 and some futuristic vehicles on display in the room on Space Age displays.
If outer space is not really what you fancy then how about some of these cupcakes in the collage above? I betcha you can’t wait to sink your teeth into one of these chocolate cupcakes. 🙂
If you are thinking more about the calories which you may gain from eating chocolate why not consider wearing it instead. During one of the fashion week in France there was a display of costumes which had Chocolate infused into it’s design.
If wearing chocolate on your body is not your style you can opt for a chocolate hat instead. These fancy hats will certainly jazz up your outfit.
If a chocolate hat doesn’t match with your outfit you can consider these chocolate shoes instead. Don’t they look mighty impressive especially the winged pair.
I personally will opt for this. Carrying a chocolate handbag is more my style. From afar it could certainly pass off as a branded bag and one would be none the wiser.
It was really interesting to see cupid in various mini settings. They certainly make great center pieces on a dining table or in the display cabinet in the living room.
Looking at all the chocolate made me hungry and we took a break at the cafe for lunch. I ordered chocolate pasta while R tried spicy chocolate curry rice. Each dish came with a mini grater and two slices of chocolate for us to grate and add onto the dish before tucking in it. It was a really new experience for us eating this way. The chocolate wasn’t overpowering, in fact it wasn’t as strong as I expected it to be. I was looking to tasting something more chocolaty like a Molten Lava cake and was rather disappointed when the dishes tasted rather blend.
The highlight of the visit to the Chocolate Wonderland had to be the chocolate making workshop which we attended. We decided to DIY our own chocolate lollipops since we were presented with the opportunity.
It has been more then two years since we attended a couple workshop and I certainly wasn’t going to pass on the opportunity that was presented to me.
Did you have any chocolates for Valentines’ Day?
World Chocolate Wonderland
February 23, 2015 @ 10:41 pm
Oh, you went out of the country for Valentine’s! Sweet. I did not eat chocolates on valentine’s but the day after. I was still on a no-junk food challenge on valentine’s day.
February 24, 2015 @ 4:10 am
What an cool place to visit. It’s amazing what they can do with chocolate. Besides eat it : )
February 24, 2015 @ 11:33 am
Wow. That is so cool. I love it.
February 24, 2015 @ 11:50 am
I can’t believe it’s chocolate!
February 24, 2015 @ 12:03 pm
Wow, this is really a wonderland. I also love chocolates but not the very very sweet ones. It’s pretty amazing how they could carve objects out of chocolates. That was really a nice experience!
Diana @ Toronto Teacher Mom
February 24, 2015 @ 1:29 pm
I think I’ve found my new permanent residence. Yum!
February 24, 2015 @ 2:30 pm
What a wonderful place. You had me at the word chocolate, I don’t need anymore convincing.
Yes, I had chocolate for Valentine’s Day (and every day, mostly)
February 24, 2015 @ 3:05 pm
Isn’t it amazing what they can do with chocolate 🙂
Feed Me Dearly
February 24, 2015 @ 4:56 pm
What a super cool place to visit! Those masks look amazing… Great shots – thanks for sharing! 🙂
Happy Wordless Wednesday!
February 24, 2015 @ 7:11 pm
I don’t really have a sweet tooth so I really appreciate chocolate art especially the shoes and bags. LOL
I can’t imagine having chocolate in my pasta. I wonder how it tastes?
Life in Pieces
February 24, 2015 @ 7:37 pm
How fun! Lots of fun and amazing things in the museum. But I couldn’t help but wonder what they would do if they lost the air conditioning.
February 24, 2015 @ 8:56 pm
What an amazing visit!
February 24, 2015 @ 9:06 pm
February 24, 2015 @ 9:12 pm
Those chocolates are truly yummy and artistic! 🙂 Yep! I received chocolates for Valentines 🙂
February 24, 2015 @ 9:39 pm
: wow! those chocoLates are awesome! ^_^
February 24, 2015 @ 9:46 pm
Oh my, oh my I can’t imagine everything out of chocolate, impresive how they make all of these pieces, truly a work of art.
Thanks for sharing!
February 24, 2015 @ 11:01 pm
Oh, yes. My girls and I bought Cadbury, which we ate on Valentine’s day.
All those chocolate exhibits look very beautiful. I wouldn’t dare have a bite even if they look delicious and tempting.
February 25, 2015 @ 12:38 am
wow!Amazing!! I really love the chocolate car.It is really nice to see what people can do with chocolate.
February 25, 2015 @ 6:01 am
Wow everything in this post is so interesting. I love the chocolate car! I didn’t have any chocolates for Valentines Day. Maybe next year. I do love chocolate though.
February 25, 2015 @ 11:57 am
Woah! That place looks ‘dangerously’ amazing!!!
February 25, 2015 @ 2:38 pm
What a neat experience! Some of those creations are really beautiful to look at. Great capture! I’m sorry your meals weren’t flavorful, but I’m glad you got to make your own creations. 🙂
Indah Nuria Savitri
February 26, 2015 @ 1:02 am
amazing place…and soooo full of chocolate! Oh my… I’d rather stay and never go out LOL 🙂
February 26, 2015 @ 1:15 am
Whooooahhh. That. Is. Awesome.
February 26, 2015 @ 2:03 am
I am drooling and amazed at the same time! Loving chocolates forever
February 26, 2015 @ 3:20 am
Wow very impressive!
February 26, 2015 @ 8:01 am
Is these chocolates are for real? I can’t believe it, amazing! I love chocolates and maybe if I were there I’ll melt. Hehe.
Donna || HEYLADYSPRING.COM
February 26, 2015 @ 9:33 am
I love the Cinderella carriage. Wow I certainly would love to see that. I’m a huge chocolate lover!
February 26, 2015 @ 2:48 pm
Beautiful and very impressive chocolate sculptures! They sure used so much chocolate for this one. I wonder who would eat these lols
February 26, 2015 @ 8:14 pm
Oh yes! I did have some chocolate on Valentine’s Day and it was delicious. Your chocolate wonderland adventure is awesome! and the chocolate curry rice look so good. Wishful for chocolate adventure soon!:)
February 26, 2015 @ 11:27 pm
This kind of exhibit is queer, awesome. Just imagine a car made of chocolate, a carriage made of chocolate. With this unique way of making a business, a great work takes all of these into a reality.
Cascia @ Healthy Moms Mag
February 28, 2015 @ 4:02 am
Those chocolate sculptures are beautiful! You must have had a lot of fun there.
March 2, 2015 @ 10:02 pm
i love every detail of those sculptures! i bet those who made them really invested time and talent just to do them