Monday, December 08, 2014

CHOCOLATE TOWN

Over the past few days, Modica has once again come into its own as the chocolate capital of Sicily with its ChocoModica festival. It's not as big or as international as the Eurochocolate or Chocobarocco festivals used to be, is well organised nonetheless and actually, I found it calmer and more enjoyable. Mind you, I left at 7:00 pm and, as the last shuttle bus to Modica Bassa is scheduled for 1:00  am., I imagine things are livening up down there about now!

There were several exhibitions about chocolate-making and its history to attend, and no end of chocolate objects to gaze at or purchase:

You could decorate your tree with chocolate objects. "What balls!" says the label and yes, the expression does have the same naughty meaning in Italian!


Or maybe you fancy a chocolate silhouette or cameo?



Take your pick from these ideas for presents:


I thought this was cute


but my favourites were the chocolate caffettiere:



There was also chocolate-flavoured pasta. [I've tried this and found it good:  the chocolate taste is not overwhelming.]



I just had to have orange and chilli-pepper chocolate ice cream! Well, wouldn't you?


And finally, nothing to do with chocolate, but I like these Xmas angels that have popped up all over Modica. I could do with an angel right now.



A pleasant festival for everybody.  Well done, Modica!

4 comments:

Lee said...

You should've hidden behind the drapes until the crowds had all departed, Pat...then you could've gotten stuck into the chocolate to your heart's content! :)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I wish I'd thought of that, Lee!

Big Moj said...

I would be in chocolate heaven!!!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I was, Big Moj!

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