Saturday, 8 November 2008

Even More Places For Depressed People In New York City


The 11th Annual Chocolate Show has returned to New York City, nestling down at Pier 94 for a few days after having visited Tokyo in January and Paris last month.

The show kicked off last night with a tantalizing Fashion Show and will stick around until the 9th.

Tickets are available from Ticketmaster at $28 an Adult, Children under 12 get in free, unless you have more than 2, then each addition child costs $8 – way to make the youngest child feel guilty for being the ‘extra one’.

A large list of exhibits from comfy home style brownies to exquisite, exotic works of chocolate-y goodness are on display, but don’t expect to get your grubby palms on any of these chocolate refineries, but do prepare yourself and bring a bucket for the amount of saliva you will produce while walking through the exhibits.

And if you and your sweetie-pie, your sweetie-pie being your tongue, want to escape from the kids for a few hours, or days, you can leave the kids at the ever-original KidZone (where kids have so much fun due to the capital Z!!), which “provides fun, creative and education activities for children related to chocolate…”

Educational? Really? I never would have considered learning how to make a person out of Smores educational. The closest they will get to education is counting how many times they increase their risk of developing diabetes when they are 60.

Still, the Fashion looks fascinating, all the designers seemed to be heavily influenced by Asian culture, with some taking on a more Spanish vibe, while others were heavily influenced by Africa, Native Americans and, of course, The Spartans. Ever since those 300 sweaty gay men poured onto our IMAX screens, fashion designers haven’t been able to leave their “style” alone.

What do Spartans have to do with chocolate, I hear you ask?

Well, 300 Spartans are still probably delectable enough to get your mouth-watering, never mind whom they decide to “celebrate” with after a bloody battle.

Anyway, now that my mind is full of the glory that is David Wenham, be sure to visit the site to investigate the cooking shows and competitions, and the book signings happening at Barnes and Noble.

As much as I'm fascinated, I'm sure I'll just end up with a good ol' Cadbury Bar.

-The Chili Peppered Hot Chocolate and The 100th Viewing of Chocolat

12 comments:

Dizzknee said...

Cadbury bars are really the best...that's all I ever need. And maybe a turtle or two. : )

Derek Jay said...

I'm sitting here reading and I just realised my mouth is hanging open with a puddle of saliva ready to escape my mouth..

I really wish I was in New York to check out this glorious expo!

Simon said...

Very nicely written - informative yet sassy, just like...

I need some 'Suchard' chocolate now.

Simon

heimanj said...

I actually went to the show in 2005. It was definitely an experience...

Hope you have fun!

Chris in the Studio said...

Assuming your including your self in the "sad and depressed category" , it may comfort you to know that your degree of cleverness increases 10 fold as you strut along the chocolate chewy edge of sweet badness. Despite the fact that the Conways are completely Candy'd out after a brutal
bout with Halloween madness, I actually considered spending 28$? what was that 28? dollars to torture myself with fresh delicacies I can never enjoy. I think not. But I did enjoy your writing on the subject. So much so that I tried to emulated it with my comment. :P

james said...

There are so many cool activities in NYC. I would totally move there if only I could find a job in that area.

I think this chocolate show might just be right up my alley. I am often confused with a sweaty gay man, and I do like me some chocolate. I have a particular fondness for dark chocolate, which consequently was my nickname in high school. Although I’m not particularly dark, nor do I taste like chocolate. At least I don’t think I do…

Brent said...

When you ponder on the wonderfulness of the cocoa bean; I always think of that wistful video that you made in February Valentines Day Crushes

Choco - late? - Choco - now!

jimboriver said...

good enough

Lunaraku said...

I'm glad I wasn't there. Imagine I'd attack the people to steal chocolate from them... lol

MntlWard said...

Wait, what? You pay $28 just to look at chocolate?

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