Chocolate. Heaven.

Instructions for reading:

1. Break off a piece of chocolate.  2. Get comfy.  3. Breathe and enjoy. 🙂

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(All images taken at Chocolate Heaven, Pier 39, San Francisco. A big THANKS to the staff for graciously allowing one snap-happy tourist to slightly delay the store’s closing time one night last fall. Maraming salamat!)


Ok, your turn to sing the praises of our favorite food group, hehe. What’s your preference: dark, milk, 80% cacao, sweet, bittersweet, with nuts or without, with ginger, orange, cinnamon, pecans,…uh, shrimp? (Huh?) 

For more sweetness: La Casa de los Dulces, Valencia, Spain.

44 thoughts on “Chocolate. Heaven.

  1. Tita, I love this store, the smell, the chocolate and the choice. Everytime we take friends here, my head is swimming with chocolate, esp. our very own Ghirardelli. What beautiful photos…do you use a Canon or Nikon?

    • It does smell good in there, right? The goods are tourist-priced but the experience of being in the store is worth it, haha.
      Thanks, thanks. And I love my Canon. 🙂

      • Oh my goodness the smell drives me crazy Tita, yes, you’re right thought, really expensive. Okay so I just got a new Canon for Christmas. Still learning about it, do you use the night mode for shots at night or do you mix it up. My point and shoot used to be great for everything but nighttime shots, this is really good but there are so many things in this one that I am a little in awe…

        • Oh yey! A new Canon! Mine is more than three years old, heh. Anyway, no I don’t use the night mode or any of the automatic modes. I was ‘warned’ right from the start not to rely on them so I practiced and experimented (and still practice) using the manual mode. For nighttime shots, practice using slower shutter speeds and keep a steady hand (or lug a tripod around, hehe). Oh, I wish I were more of an expert on this so I can better tell you about apertures, exposures, etc. but you’re talking to an amateur, too, hahaha, and my photography vocabulary is limited. Anyway the most important thing really is to practice and experiment. In manual mode. 🙂

          • Tita, I’m going to do just that. I love the manual mode and love taking black and whites. I pore over the camera booklet but understanding apertures and exposure stuff is a bit beyond me.. So experiment I will. I didn’t know anything about slowing down the shutter speed..why is that do u know? You have been so helpful…thank you so much 🙂

  2. When it comes to plain chocolate, I like dark or puur as they call it here. In the morning, I have an After Eight chocolate mint with my coffee. I love chocolate covered peanuts, but my absolute favorite is probably chocolate and orange. I love that combo. But I love chocolate in general and would perhaps even consider the chocolate shrimp. 😉

    Gorgeous photos, as always!

    • Thanks, Ali!
      Chocolate and orange is goood, as is of course choco & mint (my husband’s favorite). Have you tried chocolate and ginger? It’s one of the best combos I’ve tried. 🙂

  3. All sorts (except for shrimp)… you’ve made me crave chocolate, you mean Tita… 😉 Have a great weekend!

  4. Loved this one: “There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” Well said, my friend. I am a self-confessed choco-holic and I approve this post, Tita. 🙂

  5. A yummy blogpost! Have you ever been to the Chocolate-Museum in Cologne or the Zotter Museum in Graz? You come out addicted with these kind of stores/museums.

  6. I would seriously think about breaking a Commandment for English Toffee! Other than that, give me a pound of malted milk balls.. 🙂 OR a Lindt Sea Salt and Chocolate bar!!! Beautiful pictures of chocolate to drool over Tita!

    • Thanks, Ms. Pix. Oh, I know what you mean about the Lindt Sea Salt choco bar. Why’d I forget about that? Yup, it’s good, it’s good. 🙂 Isn’t it great that we have all these unusual chocolate combinations now?

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