Sunday, April 04, 2010

Chocolate For Me

One of my favorite places to visit (when I get the chance) is the Harbor Candy Shop in Ogunquit, Maine.  It is a charming old fashioned candy shop with homemade candy.  I haven't been there for a few years now, but I started thinking about one of their specialities. They are called Nut Wreaths or "Mendiants" as they are called in France and Belgium.  They are delicate dark chocolate wreaths, decorated with nuts, dried fruits and candied violets.  According to the shop, the colors represent the four Roman Catholic mendicant orders (Dominicans in white, Franciscans in grey, Carmelites in Brown and Augustinians in deep purple).

I decided to treat myself this Easter to a box of these nut wreaths to be shipped directly to me.   The package came festively wrapped in a red box with lavender velvet ribbon.  Luckily, my husband does not like dark chocolate, so I have tucked these away in a drawer as a special treat for me alone!



Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate it from here in coastal Delaware.

Violetlady
xo

12 comments:

Jo said...

Wishing you a Blessed Easter top off with a blissful chocolate treat.

Linda said...

Happy Easter! Enjoy your delicious candies...they looks so delicious....hugs, Linda

p.s. sweet bunny plate.

Linda said...

Happy Easter! Enjoy your delicious candies...they looks so delicious....hugs, Linda

p.s. sweet bunny plate.

AshTreeCottage said...

Happy Easter!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Cottage Cozy said...

It's fun to have a little "secret" stash now and then. They look dreamy good! Now if I was there....I love dark chocolate! Enjoy!

Chatelaine said...

Dark chocolate is my favorite! How did I miss this shop? I was in Ogunquit last Summer.

Chatelaine said...

Dark chocolate is my favorite! How did I miss this shop? I was in Ogunquit last Summer.

kkryno said...

That looks scrumptious! Happy Easter!

Meri said...

Oh what a wise woman, to order treats not favored by Hubby. Secret pleasures!

The Tablescaper said...

Very interesting. I've never seen these chocolates before. I love the representation behind them. Hope you had a blessed Easter.

- The Tablescaper

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Chocolate isn't my favorite candy at all, and I dislike dark chocolate especially. However....I LOVE Dove Truffle Eggs and bought 4 boxes today at Walmart on sale for half price since they were marking down their Easter candies. Score!

Hope you enjoy your chocolate mendicants, Kristina, and a belated Happy Easter to you too, dear friend. :o)

Love and hugs,

Diane

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hope your easter was a wonderfull one! Looks like we both LOVE pink! LOL! Thank you for coming to visit me!