Chocolate covered praline pops

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, then you know that I’ve written about chocolat more than once. And that’s because in Paris, chocolate is serious business.

Today Leilani and I went to the Salon du Chocolat, a convention dedicated entirely to chocolate. The fountains were flowing, the samples were bitter, the truffles were filled with champagne and the mousse from Chapon ( was unbelievable.

There were sculptures, demonstrations and even a chocolate fashion show!

Which makes you wonder, why do we love chocolate so much?  We connect it with happiness and pleasure.  Do we eat chocolate to make us happy?  Or to enhance an already happy state of being?  There’s something about being in Paris that makes you ponder these things.  And the best part is that you can do it over hot chocolate, a chocolate tarte, chocolate bon bons, a chocolate eclair, chocolate covered marshmallow…

The one thing I know for sure is that it’s one of life’s simple pleasures, and I plan to keep enjoying it happy or sad, sunshine or rain, summer or winter, Paris or Boston…