China’s great wall of chocolate

China has the Great Wall and now the great chocolate wall. Yum!

The chocolate wall, a miniature sculpture of the Great Wall, is being created as a display at the World Chocolate Dream Park, a new theme park in Beijing. The park will open at the end of January.

Here’s how the two walls measure up.

The Great Wall of China, one of the “7 wonders of the world”, took 2,000 years to build and is about 4,000 miles in length.

The great chocolate wall is made from more than 80 tonnes of chocolate that are formed into solid chocolate bricks and 560 chocolate Terracotta Warriors. It’s about 12 metres in length.

To some chocolate lovers, the chocolate wall may well be the “8th wonder of the world”!

Check out these images of the great wall of chocolate.


Chocolateville – where all chocolate lovers would like to live!

Chocolateville! My kind of town! I’m sure all brownie lovers will agree.

Using 5,000 pounds of semi-sweet, milk and white chocolate, Ned Archibald, Executive Pastry Chef at Keystone Resort in Keystone, Colorado has created this incredible chocolate village scene along with his staff. It’s truly amazing!

There are chocolate houses, trees, a running waterfall, gondolas that go up and down chocolate mountains, two chocolate trains, and a giant white chocolate Christmas tree decorated with chocolate and blown sugar ornaments and surrounded by chocolate gift packages.

A work of amazing chocolatey art! Enjoy!

Chocolate fashions at Salon du Chocolat

Fashions for chocolate lovers? Oh yeah!

I don’t think any brownies were used in the creation of these chocolate fashions designed for the Salon du Chocolat (Chocolate Show) and modelled in Paris on Oct. 13. Just lots of chocolate! The outfits are pretty amazing.

A bonus for wearing one of these – you’d always be able to satisfy your chocolate cravings!

Brownie baking tips from Duncan Hines

More good stuff from Duncan Hines!

On the company’s website you’ll find brownie baking tips such as these:

* Spread brownie batter evenly for uniform baking, thickness and texture.

* To prevent crumbling, cool brownies completely before you cut them into squares, unless the recipe states otherwise.

You’re invited to add helpful tips you’ve discovered about baking brownies.

Duncan Hines knows brownies!

Zowie! Duncan Hines, the cake and brownie mix company, knows a thing or two about brownies.

Their online library of brownie recipes contains about 50 different brownie recipes that use their brownie and cake mixes. One visit and you’ll soon be in the kitchen making treats such as……

Grab this baking pan!

Baking pan 1I recently bought this 13 x 9 x 2-inch (3.5 L) baking pan made by Wilton. Although I hardly needed another oblong pan, this one has quickly become my favourite for baking brownies or other desserts.

The reason is rather obvious!

Once the brownies are baked, the hot pan is easy to pull out of the oven because the oversized handles give you something to grab on to. No more thick oven mitt thumbs fumbling to grasp hold of the pan without it slipping and sliding, and (heaven forbid!) dropping! And no more oven mitt thumb prints accidentally left in a beautifully baked pan of brownies.

Baking pan - edge

You’ll find the pan where Wilton baking products and equipment are sold.

Chocolate Math

Figure out your age using Chocolate Math. (All brownie lovers should know how to do Chocolate Math. I recommend snacking on a brownie or some chocolate while contemplating this math riddle as it will surely make it easier to figure out!)

1. Pick the number of times a week you’d like to eat chocolate. The number must be more than one but, sadly, less than 10.

2. Multiply this number by 2.

3. Add 5.

4. Multiply it by 50.

5. If you’ve already had your birthday this year, add 1759. If you haven’t, add 1758.

6. Subtract the four digit year you were born.

Abracadabra!! You should have a three digit number.

The first digit of this is your original number (i.e. how many times you want to have chocolate each week).

The next two numbers are your age!

Some versions of this riddle say 2009 is the only year this will work, but in 2010, if you add 1 to the numbers in #5 – e.g. 1760 and 1759, respectively (and so on for successive years), it should continue to work.

I’m not sure who has the time or inclination to create these kinds of riddles, however I’ve seen some versions of Chocolate Math attributed to Hershey’s.

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