The Terrible, Horrible, Very Sad Chocolate Story, Part I

The Terrible, Horrible, Very Sad Chocolate Story, Part I

So my goal this time was to explore the chocolatiers in Nice.

Sadly, no one I know seemed to know the good chocolatiers in Nice.

This though I know people who live RIGHT THERE.

Sometimes I feel the need to grab people by the shoulders, shake them, and cry, “You only have one life to live! How could you not know the best chocolatiers in your own city?”

This happens to me a lot in Paris, too. ???? Do YOU understand it?

Still, all on my own, I found this one:


From father to son since 1820!


Do you think these are the original counters?

And look…

A book full of chocolate. Maybe I should quit writing and just go straight to chocolate between my covers?

The chocolate was lovely, it was luscious, it cost a FORTUNE.

We got some anyway.

And I SAVED it. I did NOT eat it. I SAVED it.

And that’s…that’s all I can tell right now. I have to go take some deep breaths and maybe find a therapist.

To be continued…

  • Oh I feel faint!!!

    June 20, 2007 at 7:37 am
  • I’m afraid the moral of this story is going to have to do with eating all the chocolate in one’s possession as quickly as possible? Thou shalt not savor?

    And yes, I agree. Everyone should know the best book stores, best chocolate stores, best music stores, and (in my case, anyway) best yarn stores in their area. I mean, come on…WHAT ELSE IS THERE? (Oh, and best coffee shops, of course…)

    June 20, 2007 at 8:06 am
  • Oh, no. I knew, when I saw the “Part I” that this would end in a cliffhanger. I am on tenterhooks – TENTERHOOKS, I tell you.

    I know of many writers who should skip the writing and just fill the book with chocolate, but you are most emphatically not one of them. But if you could find some way to include chocolate with your next book… well, I sure wouldn’t wait for it to come out in paperback.

    June 20, 2007 at 11:11 am
  • This sounds like a nice story SO far. I will never get over how beautiful stores are there. I mean, it looks like they should be selling perfume in there, not chocolate. But it is wonderful to see chocolate getting it’s fair share of the limelight somewhere in the world.

    June 20, 2007 at 12:50 pm
  • I just love those old traditonal chocolate shops in France’s provinces..
    I saw them in Reims, Bayonne and Bordeaux
    And nothing has changed in them, father to son, all passed on down.
    Very sweet.

    June 20, 2007 at 7:43 pm
  • Why can all shopping be like that. I am drooling on my computer !! Clarice

    June 20, 2007 at 7:51 pm
  • melinda

    I tell you what – thats one great looking Chocolate Shop! Maybe in the heat of Nice people do not like rich chocolate????
    Mind you, I can eat it in the heat! LOL

    June 21, 2007 at 12:09 am

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