Slabs of Belgian Chocolate

by ruthsmason

Even better than slabs of slate, are slabs of chocolate.  Our day-trip from SE England to Belgium was my first visit to Bruges.  And, it lived up to my expectations.  A fairy-tale city on a lovely small scale with a layer of contemporary good taste, it’s a must visit.  The window dressing is smart: high end clothes and shoes, lovely house stuff, and the chocolate! Wow!  Brightly lit shops full of color: foil covered bits, decorated morsels, all kinds of temptations shine out at you.  But, one older store with less glitz beckoned, and here were these slabs of chocolate stacked on high shelves.  These raw ingredients came from all over the world, just waiting to be transformed into all those little treats.   Can”t you just imagine it?image