Chocolate Sunday – 10/23/11

Posted Oct 23 2011, 6:46 pm in , , , ,

Last weekend, I was in Connecticut, visiting my mom, who is ill. Since she’s not all that mobile, she enjoys watching hour after hour of Food Network or other cable shows, where top chefs compete against each other. On one show, chefs competing for the top prize were judged not just by how their dishes tasted, but on how visually appealing they looked.

This got me thinking…  when it comes to chocolate, is visual appeal important?

I’m a fairly decent baker; I make some outrageous cookies and cakes, like a Bible for my friend John’s deacon ordination, a reproduction of my son’s learner’s permit when he passed his written test, and a number of themed cakes for friends’ birthday parties, so I know all about visual appeal.

But when it comes to chocolate, sometimes simple is best.

Take a look at these:

Ooo, pretty.

I'd learn chess just to have a set made out of chocolate.


This is almost too pretty to eat. Almost.


OK, this IS too pretty to eat.


Yep. This is JUST RIGHT.

What do you think? Do you find yourself reaching for the pretty molded chocolates or just scooping a spoonful of Nutella from the jar?  Although, I have to admit, it would be cool to see my book reproduced in chocolate. Just sayin’. 






5 responses to “Chocolate Sunday – 10/23/11”

  1. Well, as I haven’t eaten chocolate for eleven days, right now I would take anything, no matter what it looked like! These are rather wonderful though, aren’t they?

  2. Linda G. says:

    It’s tough for me to eat anything that looks too artistic. I feel guilty about destroying the beauty. But I could make an exception for chocolate. ;)

  3. Tuere Morton says:

    In honor of beating the pants off my 15-yr-old tonight in chess and having an extreme love for white chocolate, I especially love the chocolate chess board!! Creativity knows no bounds ;)

  4. Debora Dale says:

    Every Easter, there’s a five second hesitation before my daughter lops off the Easter Bunny’s ears. While there’s something magical about visual appeal, it seems there’s something more compelling about the CHOCOLATE itself. :-)

  5. Jeannie Moon says:

    Me, Nutella and a spoon. It’s a date. :)