Monday, March 31, 2008

Chokladfabriken

I know, I know, I keep repeating myself, over and over and..., however repetition is the mother of learning, and the best hot cocoa EVER is served at Chokladfabriken (The Chocolate Factory), here in Stockholm. Period.


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What I didn't realise, until recently, was that the drinking chocolate you can buy in paper bags and take home with you, or give away as a perfect gift for a chocoholic, was the exact same as they serve in the café - how perfect is that?! You can actually have the heavenly Chocolate Factory drinking experience in your own living room, hooray! Ah, to indulge in a cup when you want to treat yourself to something special, bliss... And as in the café you can chose dark, milk/light or white chocolate.


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What was far from bliss was the last bag of cocoa I bought, I had so looked forward to a cup of hot cocoa one evening and opened up that new bag. I thought it smelled a bit weird when I whipped the whole thing together, then it tasted rather foul, perhaps it was the milk? Turned out it was the content of the bag with cocoa that was the problem, for some odd reason sort of rancid in taste. Disappointed snarl.


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Today I finally managed to pop by to exchange that bag for a new one. A new one, I might add, I hope is up to its usual quality... And as an extra balm into that chocolate wound I got a little bag of their lovely, pricey creams. The perfect touch to get a disgruntled customer to return. Me like!

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If you feel like having a chocolaty pastry of some sort instead of hot cocoa, I think they serve a both pretty as well as tasty latte too. And this new concoction of a banana-chocolate mousse with some sort of fruit compote and crispy crumbs of some kind was just divine. With a heavensent tasty physalis on top.


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~ The perfect round off for the month of March! ~

7 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

What would we do without our daring chocolate reporter? ;)

Incidentally you also make another point: chocolate makes for good photos.

Yvette said...

Hi Pia, Sometimes I visited your blog and enjoy your pictures and your stories.
Recently I went to Stockholm and I made several pictures that I'll be posting in my blog.
Please, visit my blog and tell me if you like them.

Poppy Q said...

Pia all that chocolate makes me hungry!! Julie

Pia K said...

Thanks, Per, I think pretty much most food makes for good pics, right presentation, light, and mouthwatering angle.

I just made a quick check of your Stockholm photos, I think they're very nice indeed, Yvette! Mucho gusto! I'll return for more for sure:)

Sorry about that, Julie, I hope you found some nice chocolate in your vicinity...:)

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Wow to all of that - but that banana mousse confection looks particularly irresistible...

John said...

B-A-N-A-N-A-C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E-M-O-U-S-S-E-!-!-!-!

aaaarrrrgggghhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

(that means, "must have ...NOW")

Love from America. ; )

Pia K said...

Yup, it was kind of really very... edible, that bananachocolate mousse...:) Sorry I can't send you some, aforkfulofspaghetti and John, you just have to imagine someone living a commuter-train ride and a bit of a walk away from having it every single day if that someone wished...;)

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