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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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Weekend in Instagram

Valentine's Day Balloon Art
Valentine’s Day Balloon Art

Valentines’ Day weekend was really special for me this year. This year I finally get some couple time to spend the weekend with R without the kids.  We  were lucky that our parents were willing to take care of the kids on our behalf so that we could get the weekend off.

Sakura Flower viewing
Sakura and Cherry Blossom Flower viewing

I flew off to Taipei to meet up with R and spend the whole weekend with him.  Our first destination was a private Sakura Tea garden where one could admire the flowers.

Making chocolates
Making chocolates

On Valentines’s day itself we went to Tam Shui and visited the World Chocolate Wonderland which is situated at Tam Shui fisherman’s wharf. It was the first time that we tried out making chocolate lollipops and it was certainly fun.

 

Our Chocolate Lolipops
Our Chocolate Lolipops

 

Valentine's Day Treats
Valentine’s Day Treats

It was the first time that I tried chocolate infused pasta and chocolate curry rice. It tasted really unique and I’m sure the kids would have loved to have chocolate in everything that they eat too.

 

Waterfall at Shi Fen
Waterfall at Shi Fen

Besides  going to the seaside we also went waterfall viewing. I was fortunate to be able to experience this magnificent view  at Shi Fen.  The last time R and I went waterfall viewing was back in 2013 when we went to Jeju on holidays with Tiger girl.

The seaside at Keelong
The seaside at Keelong

It was off to the seaside again on Sunday as we went to view the unique rock formations off the port of the seaside town of Keelong.

Viewing Tulips t Taoyuan
Viewing Tulips t Taoyuan

We  visited a few different mountainsides and seasides and were fortunate to see many many different flowers over the weekend.  It was certainly better then only getting a bouquet of flowers to admire.

Will be uploading the rest of the hundred of pictures which I took with my camera over the Chinese New Year break during the end of this week.

How was your Valentine’s Day weekend?

 

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