The Chocolate Final

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My lovely friend, Stacie, is enrolled in a local culinary arts program and lately she’s been working really hard at making all kinds of amazing goodies in her chocolate and confections course.  Well, I was lucky enough to be invited to the final exam for her chocolate class last week!

The invitation was extended by my friend, Jennifer, who had pre-purchased tickets for the event. Also attending her final exam were Stacie’s husband, Alfredo and her mother, Alma. The tasting was held in the school’s dining room and waiting for us there were three, large tables full of gorgeous, handmade chocolates!  

First, we admired the beautiful confection samples that were set up on a separate table for the professor to grade. Then we sampled several types of delicious, freshmade caramels, ganache-filled chocolates, white chocolate mint truffles, chocolates with rich, nut fillings and so many others, that were made by the students.

I didn’t realize it until I was reviewing pictures at home, but the coconut and caramel filled cocomels, that were my favorite of the bunch, were made by Stacie!  It was a fun morning and if she needs any one to attend anymore final exams before she graduates, she knows where to find me!

Me with a with a near empty plate in front of me… not unusual. 
Chocolate heaven!


  1. That looks like a fun and delicious event to attend – I would love to have been able to sample some of these wonderful sounding chocolates and treats!

  2. Hi Andrea! It was very fun and delicious! Can't wait for her to complete her next course! 🙂

  3. You are so lucky, Marcelle! It would be so much fun to be invited to that tasting!

  4. It was a great time!! 🙂 I'll be waiting for a call about that next final…

  5. oh man, what a treat! color me absolutely green with envy!

  6. Yeah, an empty plate in front of me isn't unusual at all. Alas. 😉 Anyway, what a fun time! Love all the pictures — thanks.

  7. Hi Grace! I was so excited to attend! 🙂

  8. Hi John, they were selling chocolates by the pound too! It was quite a sweet event! 🙂

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