Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chocolate at the RBG

Driving past the botanical gardens the other week, I saw these enticing signs

and knew I would need to renew my membership immediately...


all you ever wanted to know about chocolate lies ahead - from identifying the trees and pods, to the ancient Aztec times, to the slave trade, to the European salons, to the growth of chocolate during the war, to its modern health benefits and uses...

to chocolate making demonstrations


 and taste testing
to fanciful decor
It's on until April. Come and enjoy
another choice of ABC Wednesday in Burlington

26 comments:

  1. I came in through the Sightlines door. THIS is even WORSE! Sigh...

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  2. Smart of them - I am sure I would renew my membership too for that exhibit!

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  3. Though not a chocaholic myself, I do seem to have helped breed some, who would all love such an exhibition.

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  4. One of my favourite topics and definitely #1 in the food groups.

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  5. Hmmm..reminds me of my trip to SOMA in Toronto last winter. So good!

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  6. That is a pretty box of chocolates, I would like to pick out the walnut one. I would guess the shop at the end of the exhibition will be busy.

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  7. after tasting the bitter chocolate I wanted to head on over to SOMA, myself!

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  8. That would entice me to renew my membership too. I love chocolate and gardens too for that matter. Carver, ABC Wednesday Team

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  9. Reminds me - Valentine's Day is coming and the Wife wants chocolate!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  10. If anybody got me chocolate for Valentine's Day, I'd slowly strangle them. I'd expect a better gift than that.

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  11. We still have chocolates left from Christmas, but the Purdy's are all gone, alas, alas.....

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  12. Just cannot resist chocolates especially the dark ones.. Sigh

    PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

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  13. There is an award waiting for you on my blog.

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  14. I think i need to make a visit too!

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  15. Oooo! That looks like lots of fun, especially the chocolate tasting! :)

    Here from ABC Wed.

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  16. don't get too excited about the tasting - unless you like really bitter chocolate! the first taste was almost 100% and the next (with a lot of sugar added) was about 80%

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  17. What an interesting post. Most people love chocolate and this place looks as though it would cater for chocoholics! Great photos...

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  18. I almost wish I lived in Burlington! (I say almost, because as a born-and-bred Westerner, we are schooled very young to hate Ontario. It's tough to go against a hundred years of conditioning.)

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  19. Mmmm. My mother gave us a make-your-own chocolate kit for Christmas which I'm looking forward to trying out.

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  20. Last thing I need is chocolate! I have never been fond of it, but now...let me at some!

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  21. Aaaaahh, chocolate!!!
    Great blog. I haven't visited in awhile.

    Cheers from Cottage Country!

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