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Sweet reason to be a bag lady

January 22nd, 2009  |  Published in Uncategorized

Chocolate bag at Boon Chocolate

OK, I already have many chocolate-box-sized reasons to go to Boon Chocolate, which is one of my fave places in Sydney. Just before Christmas, they even added a new passionfruit/caramel flavour, which had me re-ranking my most-loved chocs there.

But now they’ve really upped the ante, with this gorgeous Flores de Mayo Chocolate Bag. It’s named after a popular Filippino festival (Flowers of May is the literal translation – and the bag’s raining pattern of petals spells out the connection quite sweetly).

How Fanny, Boon’s chocolatier, manages to hand-make all these intricate creations astounds my lazy-brained self. I’m sure any new ideas she comes up with for choc-dipped events such as Valentine’s Day and Easter will be similarly mind-stunning.

Boon, 251 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW (02) 9356 8876,

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