Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Chilies & Chocolate


After the very informative brunch I told you about yesterday, I stayed on at the Desert Botanical Garden a little longer to check out the annual Chilies and Chocolate event.  These freshly roasted green chillies were beckoning me over with their delicious aroma wafting through the air.


There were also plenty of dried chilies available and some of them in the form a long chili ristras like this one.































My only criticism of the event this year was that there was not enough chocolate available.  In years past, there have been several different vendors selling all kinds of chocolate treats.  This year I saw only one but, it was a pretty spectacular one.  I came home with the above box.


Those are some pretty gorgeous chocolates, wouldn't you say?  I haven't tasted one yet but if they taste as amazing as they look, I'll be looking for more very soon.  They do ship their chocolates so I'm providing a link just in case this photo has tempted you.

12 comments:

LOLfromPasa said...

What a beautiful selection of chocolates and so colorful too!

Steve Reed said...

Wow! Those chocolates are spectacular!

Karl Demetz said...

Only 1 box, Sharon ?

Lowell said...

You can keep the chillies but I'll walk a mile for a chocolate. Oh, wait, that was for something else. I can't imagine you would not have eaten that chocolate by the time you got home! :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh they're like mini works of art Sharon, almost a shame to bite into them... almost 😀

Judy said...

Those chocolates are way too pretty to eat but those roasting chili peppers wouldn't last long at my house.

William Kendall said...

The chocolates have far more appeal to me!

Christine said...

I am a chocolate lover so I would have been disappointed with only one stand but your box is a visual delight!

RedPat said...

Brilliant chocolates! It's surprising that there was only one vender for them, Sharon!

Catalyst said...

Both the chilis and the chocolates appeal to me.

Thérèse said...

I would have certainly voted for the chocolates...
Such wonderful designs in the box you chose!

Jack said...

That is very artistic looking chocolate. Down here in Naples, we have Norman Love Chocolates, which are similar in their artistry AND are delicious. I buy them for gifts all the time.