Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Vosges Chocolates

A friend and I went to Chicago for the day yesterday and visited the Vosges Chocolate Shop.

The Vosges Haut-Chocolat invite you to be aware and open to the many cultures, artists and theories of the world's people, through the medium of chocolate. What better way to learn about a culture, person or object than through eating. They embrace the idea of trying something new such as the perplexing oddity of curry and chocolate to bring us one step closer to bringing peace to the world through chocolate. One Love, One Chocolate. Their facility is powered by 100% renewable energy and has been approved as an organic manufacturing facility. Folks, this in not your average Snicker Bar ...the price of these chocolates reflect the care, time, energy, and purity of ingredients that go into every little delightful bite.

The quaint little shop offers an array of organic varieties of chocolates.

There were ample samples for us to try!

Mo's Milk bar was not my favorite as I don't eat piggy of any kind :o) But, if you like your chocolates with a hint of sweet and salty, with a little crunch from the bacon, I think you'll find this amazingly tasty.

The Vosges Haut-Chocolat mission is to create a luxury chocolate experience rooted in a sensory journey of bringing about awareness to indigenous cultures through the exploration of spices, herbs, roots, flowers, fruits, nuts, chocolate and the obscure. 

Goddess Lakshmi is a blessing symbol of good luck and a favorite of Hindu women. Vosges support many women's issues and believe Goddess Lakshmi to be an inspirational symbol for their company. While there, we noticed a tree with several white pieces of paper tied to the branches. For a dollar, we were able to write a wish on one of the pieces of rice paper and tie it to a branch. The proceeds go to anti-violence initiatives for women and children.

Of course, we need to close every wonderful experience with a "cherry on top." So, we simply had to try one of their specialty drinks and a few chocolates were a must.

Carmen treated us like royalty from the moment we began to the time we ended our chocolate adventure.

And, in case you need a closer look:

"YUM!!" is absolutely perfect to describe this truly delectable experience. 


kemarias said...

Surprise Marisa! Thank you so much for helping out. I loved the post too bad we don't have smellavision. It's nothing like the smell of chocolate. And your pics had my mind going there lol. Can you order online from them?

PJ said...

Hey Gal! I went into a diabetic coma and gained 50 pounds just reading and looking at your pictures! LOL!

Thank you for commenting on my blog. Would you believe for a looooong time I actually felt guilty that Christ did that for us. We tend to be such an unforgiving, ungrateful race of beings. I still get that tinge of guilt sometimes when He nudges me and I get the feeling I'm taking Him for granted. I mean it's not like He is asking too much from us, considering what He gives us in return. Look at me going on and on! Sorry about that! A picture just popped into my head of a movie called Princess Diaries with Anne Hathaway. Have you seen it? She is one of those girls who start "babbling and don't know when to stop. LOL! That's what popped into my head just a minute ago, so I will stop, and say HAVE A BLESSED DAY AND WEEK-END!