March 20, 2008

Chocolate on my mind

Sometimes life is tough!

Happy Easter!!!

Since I attended Taste the other day
I have had chocolate on my mind.
Not that it isn't anyway,
at Easter time Florence reeks of chocolate.

The stores are filled with chocolate eggs-
bittersweet, milk chocolate and white chocolate
all with small gifts inside
and all sizes!

The Easter Bunny is busy in Italy!

local artist Jamaica Salvata
and her
Ego Chocolate
and her gold leafed chocolate jewels!

One of my favorite chocolate boys from Torino
Guido Gobino

has created a new egg shape in honor of
Torino being the capital of design this year.


the N'ew Ouvo ( egg)

Barbara Golini

has come out with a new chocolate
in honor of the Medici's love of oranges and her love of gardening.
Her first chocolate, was the IRIS, symbol of florence.


  1. I first saw that first comic last year--never gets old though. LOVE it :)

    Also, this post is sinful. Positively sinful.

  2. Great post! I just bought a chocolate egg imported from Italy. It's beautiful! It stands about 18 inches high and has a jewelry "prize" inside. The outside is decorated with flowers and says "auguri". I can't wait to break it open :)
    ...and Happy Easter, Diva!

  3. What a fantastic display of Easter for the the N'ew Ouvo ( egg)it is so elegent I don;t think I could eat it!!!!

    Came over to say Hi from Bleedingespresso.

  4. Anne thanks for stopping by!

    MaryAnn- I want to see what you get!

    Michelle- buona pasqua!
    I am going to get my egg at Vestri tomorrow!

  5. Palma6:36 PM

    Wow, That IS an elegant shaped chocolate egg! Those windows of chocolate treats look very dangerous!
    Buona Pasqua!

  6. Love the bunny comic! Thanks for posting something a little wicked as well as sweet!

  7. Those chocolate bunnies are hilarious!!!

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