Tuesday, December 15, 2009

They Call It Choco-love!

Mama had a team-bonding exercise with her workmates recently. Once in a while, it's good to be away from the office environment, she said.
Anyway, it's not the team-bonding exercise I want to talk about. It's where they went that I'm envious about.
Katoomba is the main city within the boundaries of the Blue Mountains. It is also where the Chocolate Gallery is located. A picture paints a thousand words so this shall be a pictorial entry.

The door leading to chocolate heaven.

It's educational too. Start off by watching a video on the History of Chocolates.

Aunty J looks like a cat that got cream.. A vast selection of handmade chocolates that makes her happy...

Chocolate bars with cheeky packaging!

Really really spoilt for choice.

A bit of historical stuff here - some old moulds and yesteryear's packaging.

Some memorabilia to take home too.

Hmmm...buy now and hoard for Valentine's Day?

Nicely boxed selection of handmade chocolates. 

To die for - Real Hot Chocolate! Can get refill of hot milk. One sip and you're in heaven....yummmm....

You buying that for me, Uncle R? Oooh...I'm still having Truffle fantasy...

Even the banner looks edible.

Aargh...some people say that chocolates are not suitable for cats, that it's poisonous because of a substance called theobromine etc etc... But we're still alive!!!! And loving it. purrr....meow!


Pi Bani said...

Some people say that chocolates are not suitable for cats... because they want the chocolates to themselves!!

Unknown said...

..this old man loves chocolate..any kind..black, white..whatever..ah..to won a choc factory...

Pill Pusher said...

Msg from john mcClane :
Where's brad pitt??? Where's he hiding??

NanaDJ said...

I just had the most sinful cake. Can you imagine a thin layer of cake topped with pure durian flesh (about 3in high) and the whole thing coated with chocolate? Heaven! It is a speciality of Just Heavenly Cake House.
You must be having a whale of time at the chocolate place!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
What you said is the truth, nothing but the truth. Clever auntie! purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Dear PakMat,
Aah...great thinkers think alike. We especially love the chocolate in Magnum icecream. Simply divine...purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Dear Tranquility,
Msg for John McClane: Brad is not hiding. He's just practising Sun Tzu's Art of War. Cheers, mate! purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty NanaDJ,
Sinful you say? Durian and chocolate? Hmmm...we haven't tried that combination before. One of our other fav is strawberry with cream and hot chocolate sauce. Want some? Heavenly....purrr...meow!

Anonymous said...

Ange.. why you like to torture me, izzit? First with the lamb chops, now with the chocolates...tsk!tsk!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Dear Andrea,
Aaah...torture you said? Hmmm...have u heard the expression: You have to be cruel to be kind. hahahah...in other words, because we love you so. Very very very much. purrr....meow!

kay_leeda said...

Auuwwwww....why lah you show all these chocolaty stuffs. You making me have this choc gush all of a sudden!! Me no friend you ahhh... :)

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Kay,
Am very sure you can work it off! All those stress dealing with kids etc...am sure u need some comfort eating. No fren fren no problem, as long as u love me. OK? purrr...meow!

Lee said...

Hi Cat, very nice pics. I love chocolates, but only those with mixed nuts. As well love the Swiss ones.
Here its cheap, so buy to watch TV on weekends.
You know, I wonder why we do not get Australian stuff here?
There is, Fosters lager beer. I don't drink beer.
But everything else from SEA, China, etc. none from Australia.
Would love try your Aussie chocolates too.
G'day, woof woof, Lee.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Uncle Lee,
Let's start a business together. You be the importer, I'll be the exporter. We'll choose the best Aussie stuff for you. As for beer, there are so many Aussie brands around. Do you get Aussie wine too? Aussie fruits, meat and lobster? And I'll stow away in the container too so that we can meet. purrr....meow!

Unknown said...

Aha - I went to that place en route to Blue Mountains years ago...Lovely pics you got there. Am glad your darlings survived the chocs!

Take care and have a choc-filled week.


~CovertOperations78~ said...

Oooh you decadent Kitties, you! I love the cheeky packaging. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, indeed! What a fun trip that looks! Was the hot chocolate really good? I've never been a fan of hot chocolate growing up. That band that sings "You Sexy Thing"? YES, by gum! But the scalding foamy thick beverage? Sorry, I'll pass. Kitties, come to my house and I will buy you chocolate mice.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

O Wise Master,
We've fallen in love with the Blue Mountains. If Mama could find a tree with $100 bills as leaves, we'll move there...hahahaha....purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

"scalding foamy thick beverage?" You must be talking about Milo. Which, coincidentally is an Aussie invention. Just like Vegemite (yuks!) Oh, at this place, they also have chocolate mice, ladybirds, koalas, iguanas and bears. Even a cock! Oops...the male chicken, not the male thingy...purrr....meow!

Cheqna said...

reserve for me that "ultimate balanced diet" choc!


Cat-from-Sydney said...

We'll get for you the Girth Control one, this one's better than the Balanced Diet ones. hahahaha... purrr...meow!