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Monday, January 21, 2013

Blue Monday - Chocolate!

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Tampa is celebrating chocolate by hosting a Festival of Chocolate! Vendors sell a variety of  chocolate treats including: Truffles, Cakes, Cookies, Cupcakes, Crepes, Waffles, Ice Creams, Brownies, and Chocolate Drinks. Some chocolate is special enough to include some Blue.

Look at this box of L❤VE-ly chocolate.



Classes are offered for those who want to increase their chocolate designing abilities. (I did not take this class; I would've eaten all the "material.") Please note all the Blue: cabinets, shirts, sweater, sign.



Models strut down the "Yum-way." Chocolate inspired handmade designs are to be admired for their art as well as their skill. Garments are created using wrappers from the designer's favorite candy. I'm showing you the prettiest ones--those with Blue, of course!




This gorgeous, Blue gown is made from Dove candy wrappers. The picture and article can be seen here.




What's your favorite chocolate candy?

Happy Blue Monday!



47 comments:

Chubskulit Rose said...

Such a unique way to make gown!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Chocolates surrounded by blues--who could ask for more?

Annesphamily said...

Sally you are my kinda gal! I would have eaten all the supplies at that candy class too! Hee Hee!

Good to be here. I love that Dove dress. Of course, the way I love DOVE chocolate I would never fit into it! LOL!

Blessings, Anne

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

Oh yum! I love any chocolate that has peanut butter along with it! And white chocolate! YUM! :)

HaPpY bLuE mOnDaY!
Mrs. Sarah Coller

xinex said...

Interesting event, Sally. I would love to try all those chocolates!..Christine

Jim said...

I like a Cadbury Twirl. :)

Tina´s PicStory said...

happy blue monday! :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

My skill is sampling chocolate! I am sure that I would give good reports on all of them! Strangely, I have only ever been to one chocolate festival - support group for a coffee festival and I have toured the Cadbury chocolate factory in Tasmania!

Neabear said...

Yummy chocolate! I went to a Death by Chocolate event one year. It was a chocolate tasting bash. Loved it! And it was fun to see all the different ways to taste/eat chocolate.

Linnea

Cafe au lait said...

Yum! Happy Blue Monday.

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Lina Gustina said...

Interesting blues and chocolate stuffs :)

I love to drink hot chocolate but not with the candy ones. Cheese is my favorite!

http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2013/01/a-nieces-birthday.html

Hazel Ceej said...

The candy wrapper gown is very creative. I've seen students making a dress from similar material and it turned out quite nicely too. Happy Monday Sally, and thanks again for hosting Blue Monday.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

favorite candies: Milk chocolate would be turtles -caramel pecan chocolates. Dark Chocolate would be Nestle's dark chocolate covered raisins.

Jesh St Germain said...

Oh, that would be a dangerous workshop for me!

Anni said...

Hi there Sally! I haven't joined Blue Monday for a while, but seeing all this chocolate convinced me to give it a go again!
Getting hungry ...

Luna Miranda said...

i would have eaten all the materials, too. *lol* someday, we'd probably be wearing clothes from recycled materials. last week, i saw tote bags made from shampoo sachets and tetra packs.:p

NixBlog said...

What an interesting use for chocolate wrappers! I like 80% cocoa dark chocolate.
Thanks for hosting.

bj said...

Now, imagine a dress made from chocolate candy wrappers...pretty cool. :))

Victoria said...

This is my first participation to Blue Monday, and I am glad to join you.
Blue chocolate ? why not ?

HansHB said...

Happy Blue Monday to you!
Great blue photos in your post! Lovely to see!

DIVINE said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing your yummy blues!!!

barbarah said...

I could get into the chocolate making, except, as you said, I'd be tempted to eat all the results. Those sure are pretty candies! The dresses out of wrappers are a little odd, but interesting.

Jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, Chocolate couldn't be a better subject for Blue Monday.(in my opinion, such as it is) What fun and wouldn't I have loved to be there. My first chocolate love is fudge. Homemade with peanut butter. The fashions were interesting and beautiful. The dove wrappers were much more than I ever dreamed they could be. Smile. Very clever!

I hope you are feeling well today.

Love, Jeanne

LV said...

That would be a truly "sweet" event to attend. I love Snickers. It is amazing what can be done with nothing if you have the know how. Take care Sally.

Ann said...

Thats ingenious, wonder who ate all that chocolate!! Happy Blue Monday.
Ann

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh wow what a ymmy post! LOL. I love chocolate just plain ole everyday chocolate with nothing in it to mess it up! Thanks for coming by this morning. I really didn't need a nap but you know me I love to use a theme for my posts. I loved the Blue beds so a nap post seemed appropriate!
Thanks for coming by. Did you know I write a post everyday? Come by and visit.
Have a wonderful week,
Sherry

MyJourneyBack said...

Hi Sally I came back by to visit the links but I don't see them. What happened is it a glitch with me I wonder? I look at your comments and visit them.

Carol Ann S. said...

Your post about chocolate has made me hungry! Love chocolate:) Thanks for hosting Sally, and happy blue Monday!

KT said...

Thanks for hosting!

Shelia said...

HI Dear Sally! What will they think of next? Love that gown made of wrappers. I'd wear one like that if I were built like that! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me and hope you've had a good weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jackie/Jake said...

You always find such amazing blues!

LivingSoAbundantly said...

Oh, those chocolates look soooo good! :)

Bi Ti said...

I loooove that box of chocolate :-)

Judi said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally *hugs*
I joined in today a little bit late but I had some BLUE to share!

I like your blue post! Wow those are very yummy looking blue candies and if I were there...we could do the course together and share the calories.

Neat neat wrapper dress and I would never look like that model if I made candies...

have a HAPPY Blue day...stop by my blog again and read about the realness of this BLUE Monday.

have a good day...and I wish I could share some of my peach cake with you...and I "found" the lid that fit perfect for the cake plate in my building's room where people leave such kinds of things when they don't want to throw them out...*s*... I was lucky!

Judi

Pride In Photos said...

Hi, Sally
Hope your week is starting off right? We can't complain about our Florida weather☺ Thanks for the party.
Laurie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sally,
Thanks so much for hosting!!

Hugs,
Debbie

LadyD Piano said...

Sounds like a sweet festival. Unfortunately, I've been allergic to chocolate all my life but there's so many other wonderful dessert choices to enjoy. Nice post Sally!

Zizi Santos said...

Chocolates são lindos, mas eu não posso comer muito, só um pouco. Tenho alergia. As fotos com azul são maravilhosas
bj
Zizi

Riet said...

Happy blue Monday Sally. That chocolate makes me want some.

Joy H said...

I have recently found raspberry chocolate M & M's. They are awesome :) Happy Blue Monday!

By Neymes said...

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Blondie's Journal said...

Here I am! What a yummy post! You got some great pics. I am such a chocolate lover, I know I would have had a ball at this event. My favorite candy has to be Ghiradelli dark chocolate, just the little squares. But I also love chocolate cake, cookies and brownies. Don't we all>!

XO,
Jane

dix said...

Just the word Chocolate makes me salivate! Thanks for sharing all the yummy pics...my favorite "style" is the blue gown made from Dove candy wrappers! dix---

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

That's a wonderful festival!Great pics& post!

Danielle said...

I learned to make Oreo Truffles over Christmas and oh my...they were delicious!! Thank you so much for hosting Blue Monday.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Sally, that box of chocolates is making my mouth water. I'm always amazed at creations like those made from candy wrappers. That long dress is gorgeous! Fun post! laurie

CailinMarie said...

wow. candy wrapper dresses - that is really cool! I love the idea! Happy Blue Monday Sally