Sanity or Patience: choose one.

Do you ever have one of those moments where you think, "HA! I am sane!" Then you step in dog poo with your bare feet and remember it was your idea to get the puppy...?

Wednesday, February 4

Thursday's Things: Gone Belgian

Let's see if we can drum up some THINGS for the second week of Thursday's Things! Come on and play along, rules are fairly lax, just be generous with your comments.
  1. Post about a specific thing or theme of things, be it a thing you love, hate or just have to talk about. Give us pics if you want, descriptions about it and why you are posting about it. (Last week I did family games; this week is chocolate... maybe next it'll be a book or group or activity...)
  2. Hook up with Mr. Linky below, leaving your name and the link to your specific Thursday's Things post.
  3. Leave a comment here and share the comment love on the other participant's posts while we share our love or hate of some things and maybe find some new things to love or hate.

In honor of the impending V-day next week, I'm sharing with you all one of my very favorite things of all time. It's a thing, it's a place, it's an atmosphere all in one.

Lucas Belgian Chocolates.

Every fond memory of my childhood can somehow be linked back to, you guessed it, chocolate. For instance, the first time my mom knew my dad and I would be okay together: She walked in on him sharing his Hershey bar with me (something he had NEVER shared with her. Ever). I think I was like 3... days or so.

But this place, ahhh, this place. We've been visiting Charleston, S.C. since I can remember, and the only thing that I remember from every single trip, other than the beach, was visiting - no, experiencing - this place. I can smell it now if I close my eyes and pretend I'm there - freshly mixed kettles of melted chocolate.. dipped giant strawberries.. hand-made truffles.. and oh, did I mention the aroma? It's a teensy little shop next to the market downtown, and I know every inch of the glass case by heart.

So, for Valentine's Day, if you're looking for something extra sweet for yourself (alright, or your sweetie), look no further. Check out the shop's website here. It's small and quaint, and that's part of the charm - just like the shop and Charleston itself.
Here's a list of just a few items you can order, just in case you aren't already falling off that new year's wagon. **most of these come in a choice of milk or dark chocolate, some in white also.
Truffles:
Mousse*Fudge Love*Double Chocolate*Triple Chocolate*Butter Toffee*Mint*Coconut*Coconut Cream Pie*Raspberry*Strawberry*Black ForestKalhua*Irish Cream*Grand Marnier*Champagne*Macadamia*Expresso*Cappuccino*
Other Chocolates:
Butter Crunch*Dipped Apricot*Chewy Caramel*Praline Bar*Orange Peel*Dipped Cherries
Mmmmm.... Enjoy!
P.S. I might add, in case anyone needs varification of my chocolate-tasting skills, I can tell the difference between what type of chocolate (as in brand) was used in the making of homemade ice cream. It's a gift, maybe not so uncommon, but thought I'd mention it.

3 comments:

A. said...

This sounds so delicious!

Morgan the Muse said...

Sounds great!

wendy said...

"P.S. I might add, in case anyone needs varification of my chocolate-tasting skills, I can tell the difference between what type of chocolate (as in brand) was used in the making of homemade ice cream. It's a gift, maybe not so uncommon, but thought I'd mention it."

Dude...that is TOTALLY a gift!! :) ~from a fellow chocoholic! :)