There’s a cool new show premiering on TLC tonight called “Chocolate Wars”. As one of the perks of being part of TLC’s Cake Crew, I’m catching a sneak preview of the show just after a little chocolate adventure.
Amy and I had an unexpected day with nothing to do yesterday when my mom was too sick to spend time with the family on Mother’s Day. We decided to visit Coyote Point Museum in San Mateo to see my favorite bird, the Great Blue Heron, up close. Then since we were so close to where Amy took a private tour of the Guittard factory across the street from the See’s factory, we had to drive by there. You know you’re in the right place when all you can smell in the air around you is chocolate.
Of course, smelling that we had to go up to the Ghirardelli Factory for a chocolate fix. We tried a new sundae called the Espresso Escape with espresso chip ice cream, dark chocolate hot fudge sauce, and fresh whipped cream. With a view of flowing chocolate and a delicious sundae, the sweet smell of chocolate in the air, we were getting a serious chocolate fix.
Now watching Chocolate Wars, I can imagine just how good that room smells with the large chocolate showpieces going up. I love watching all of the sweet competitions with pastry chefs making giant cakes, sugar sculptures, and chocolate showpieces. It’s just amazing to see this competition where chocolate is molded into realistic animals and delicate flowers in beautiful colors. And there’s a waterfall in one of the showpieces? You’ve gotta check it out tonight on TLC after another cool show, Best Food Ever – Most Bodacious Bakeries episode. Grab your chocolate pastries for both shows since they’re on at dessert time.