A Chocolate Wonderland

World Chocolate Wonderland in Taipei
World Chocolate Wonderland in Taipei

 

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 Chocolate Toyota Car
A Chocolate Toyota Car

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.

Chocolate pumpkin carriage
Chocolate pumpkin carriage

If a ride by the car is unavailable I would opt to travel in Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage. Doesn’t it look lovely?

The Chocolate God
The Chocolate God

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.

Masks and statues made of Chocolate
Masks and statues made 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.

Space age cars and robots.
Space age cars and robots.

I spotted R2D2 and some futuristic vehicles on display in the room on Space Age displays.

Sweet treats out of chocolate
Sweet treats out of chocolate

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. 🙂

Chocolate clothes
Chocolate clothes

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.

Chocolate hats
Chocolate hats

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.

Chocolate shoes
Chocolate shoes

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.

Chocolate handbag
Chocolate handbag
Light brown chocolate handbag
Light brown chocolate handbag

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.

Love theme chocolate displays
Love theme chocolate displays

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.

Chocolate pasta with mixed vegetables
Chocolate pasta with mixed vegetables
Chocolate curry rice
Chocolate curry rice

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.

Chocolate making workshop
Chocolate making workshop

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.

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Making the chocolate lollipops

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

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35 thoughts on “A Chocolate Wonderland”

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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?

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 🙂

  8. 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.

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