|Cocoa pods in the raw |
|Gary Dinstuhl holding up two cocoa pods|
Once I recovered my senses, I waddled back to the main hall to see what other cocoa inspired treats awaited me. There were fabulous sculptures.
The ones from the Notter School of Pastry Arts reminded me of the movie: Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.
|Created by students at Notter School of Pastry Arts|
One of my favorite booths was Double Dare You of Chateau Confections from Winter Park, FL.
Their items tested my adventurousness with chocolate covered gator jerky, hand-dipped whole jalapeno peppers, and chocolate coated crickets.
I tried two out of three: crickets and jerky. The bugs won. I loved their crunchy texture and taste.
|Cricket piece broken in half|