Temple Bar Chocolate Festival

“The 12-step chocoholics program: NEVER BE MORE THAN 12 STEPS AWAY FROM CHOCOLATE!”

I am in agreement with Terry Moore. Anyone who knows me, knows of my love for chocolate. Mind, I’m not a choco-junkie per se, because even I am not living such decadent life to be eating them every single day.

But I have a deep appreciation for chocolate. I am willing to try new flavours and concoctions in a heartbeat (chocolate with chilli and peppercorn, anyone?). I have travelled just to attend chocolate fairs (EuroChocolate in Rome, Salon du Chocolat in Paris – twice!). I pay some crazy amount of money for small nuggets of chocolatey goody when I think it’s worth it (and I’m afraid it happens a tad too often).

Last year, a colleague who was out of idea what to get me for Kris Kindle ended up giving me – no prize for guessing correctly – voucher to Butlers Chocolate.

Chocolate (picture taken at Salon du Chocolat in Paris)

Chocolate (picture taken at Salon du Chocolat in Paris)

So I’m excited. I’m excited that Temple Bar Chocolate Festival is back. There are free demonstrations (but ticketed, so ring up to book your place), truffles making and chocolate tasting workshops, chocolate beauty treatment (also free and booking essential), and I could go on and on. Just have a look at the full programme here.

The Temple Bar Chocolate Festival runs from Friday 30th October to Sunday 1st November. In conjunction with the festivities, No Grant Gallery is presenting an exhibition entitled “Come with me and you’ll see a world of pure imagination”. It opens ahead of the festival, on Thursday 22nd October and will close on Tuesday 3rd November. The exhibition is free and no booking is required.

Ah, chocolate… yes, I’m eating some right now. Lindt Ecuador 75%. Smooth and delicately sweet for a dark chocolate. Nyom nyom.

2 Comments so far

  1. Gillian (unregistered) on October 8th, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

    Ah here you are. I love the post, esp the photo. I love the chalk signs .. buying truffles like veg!
    So tell me, where did you get the Lindt Ecuador ?? Dunnes have a 2 for €3 on Lindt so I’m stocked up for now :-)

  2. Lil (lilianl) on October 9th, 2009 @ 9:14 am

    Hi Gillian – wow for tracking me down ;) And yes, I think it’s fabulous too to buy chocolate like this. And just to think of all the possibilities…

    Ooo that’s a great promo that I must check (have been terribly busy so not out shopping much lately) but I’m afraid I can’t tell you more, since that chocolate bar was part of a care package that my friend sent me from Canada. Sorry!

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