Saturday, 2 May 2015

The Chocolate Factory


As nearly everything’s normally shut down on Sundays, me and my family occasionally like to visit a little seaside resort nearby called Eckernförde on those days. The shops there are allowed to be opened because of a special regulation for such resorts here in Germany.

The city certainly doesn't offer a ton of different stores, but I really enjoy browsing around the little shops without the intention of necessarily buying anything.
Anyway, there is a very special place in Eckernförde that is definitely worth stopping by - especially for everyone that has a sweet tooth like I do! The place I’m talking about is in fact a candy factory (in German 'Bonbonkocherei') where you can see how the candies are made and also purchase a ton of different sweets. Although I should warn you: Especially on Sundays it’s really busy in there!

However, this place also includes a separate chocolate factory in an outbuilding  which I stepped into as it was much less crowded. And let’s be honest: I prefer chocolate over wine gum and hard candies anyway.


For me, it’s always interesting to see which types of chocolate they have to offer when I go in there, as those tend to  vary throughout the different seasons. For instance, you can get ‘apple-cinnamon’ in winter and something like ‘strawberry’ or ‘orange’ in spring and summer.
All of the different chocolates just look so nice and appetizing next to each other! ^_^


The store totally awakens my inner child: You can grab a little bag and a gripper, walk around looking at all the chocolates and pick those that appeal to you. In the end, a nice woman weighs the bag and you pay the respective price for your chocolates.


These are the chocolates that I ended up getting: 


I pretty much liked all of them, but the 'dark chocolate & seasalt' one is probably my favourite. There seems to be something about the sweet + salty combination that just always appeals to me!

Do you also have a favourite 'Sunday-place' that you like to visit? I'd love to know your insider tips!



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  1. Omg I can't believe this kind of place exists!!!! Too bad it's tooo far from where I am.

    It looks like a kid's idea of heaven brought to life. I'm not too much of a kid at heart, but I do love me some chocolate! I like that they're presented in such a way that you just go around the area and start picking random pieces of each variant til you fill up a baggie, I suppose.

    Dark chocolate + seasalt sounds like a delicious combination! I would try one too. :3

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    1. I totally agree, this is pretty much the place I've been dreaming of as a child (and maybe still do, haha)!
      I noticed that lately many different brands started doing chocolates with some kind of salt in them , so maybe you could actually find something similar to my favourite pick ☺

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  2. I would love to go to a place like this! Looks so good. <3


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    1. I certainly always enjoy going there! ☺

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  3. Do you want to know a little secret? Salt makes sweet things taste sweeter. That's why people put salt on their pineappale, for example. I don't remember the chemics behind it, but it basically enables you to taste more of the sweetness. That's why sweet & salty chocolates are so delicious. :D
    That being said, I totally want to go to that chocolate factory and buy allll the chocolates (and I'm not even a big fan of chocolate. These look to hard to resist). From the ones you got, I'd love to try orange one. Have you ever tried ginger chocolate? It's my favourite kind. Preferably from Hussel or Lindt.
    My favourite places to be on sundays are either my bed or a flea market. Have to be honest though, I prefer my bed xD
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful entry ♥
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    1. I think I've actually heard of this salt + sugar theory before! It kind of does make sense - I still remember my mother telling me to always put a pinch of salt into every sweet pastry as it's supposed to really enhance the whole flavour ^_^
      I haven't tried ginger chocolate yet, though! Lindt is actually one of my favourite brands for chocolate but I think I haven't seen this flavour before, so I should really have a look out for it ☺
      Also, I guess my bed ranks second on my list of favourite Sunday-places :D
      I'm glad to hear you appreciate this post! ♥♥

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  4. Hiya babe, WOWWWWW im speechless i wouldnt know wot to get lol
    thanks for sharing this with us.

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    1. Admittedly, it took me rather long to pick the flavours I wanted to get as well ^.^

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  5. I would so go here =] Love chocolate!

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    1. It really is a dream for every chocolate lover! ^_^

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  6. Yes, the shops being closed on Sunday is a little bit annoying, I get jealous every time when I hear people from other countries talk about their weekend shop browsing.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I totally agree! That's also why I might get a little too excited when there's an all-day shopping Sunday in a town nearby ^.^

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  7. Oh, da ist ein Besuch von Eckernförde ja offenbar mehr als lohnend :) Das sind ja wirklich total süße Shops, im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes und Deine Bilder sind wunderschön geworden. Vielen Dank fürs Teilen, das merke ich mir, falls ich jemals in die Ecke dort kommen sollte!
    Liebe Grüße von Rena
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    1. Ein Besuch lohnt sich auf jeden Fall, wenn man sowieso schon einmal an der Ostsee ist ^_^ Leider führt der Weg dahin für Dich einmal durch ganz Deutschland, aber vielleicht wird der Norden ja tatsächlich mal ein Urlaubsziel! ☺

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  8. Omg it looks yummy! I wish I could eat it all hehe..


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    1. Same here! Although, this might lead to a major sugar shock :D

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  9. This is such a wonderful post and oh my gosh - I could live in a Chocolate Factory hahaha :)

    Layla xx

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    1. A chocolate factory would certainly make for a great home ... you should probably pay attention to your blood sugar level in that case, though :D

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  10. Wow. Looks like heaven on earth. The chocolates are beautifully made. I like the design on the orange one. :]
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    1. It looks so pretty, doesn't it ☺ I really like the flower print on the sea salt one as well!

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  11. this looks so cool, i'm craving something sweet now!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. Maybe I should have put a warning of potential sugar cravings at the top of this post, haha!

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  12. WOOOOW That looks colourfully yummy Xxxx
    mmmmm

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    1. I agree! Especially the pink chocolates always really appeal to me ^_^

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  13. Oh my gosh, this place looks amazing! I would want to spend all day in there! :)

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    1. Whoever has come there with me that day probably gets slightly annoyed at me because I could basically stay in there for hours as well ^_^''

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  14. Lovely post, dear! So interesting.

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  15. Oh my god. I love chocolates! That place looks heaven for me. Btw, my name is Gail. Hope we could be friends. :)

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    1. I imagine my personal heaven to look something like this as well, haha!

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  16. Great post! All of those chocolates look delicious!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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    1. ... and they actually all are (or rather "were" by now) super tasty! ☺

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  17. This will literally be heaven for me it looks amazing! http://coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. We share the same idea of heaven then! ^.^

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  18. Oh wow! Looks amazing and really, really tasty! What was the strawberry flavored one like?
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    1. The strawberry one would actually have to be my second favourite of the ones that I got! It is based on white chocolate but has this real, distinct strawberry taste as well as a slight tartness to it - yuuumm! ♥

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  19. Umm drooling over here, these look soo good! The patterns on the chocolates are so pretty too! Dark chocolate with sea salt would be my favourite as well.
    On a side note, I love it when you speak German ;) haha! ❤
    munchies&musings

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    1. The different patterns always appeal so much to me every time I go in there as well ☺
      It's funny to hear you liked the little bits of German that I throw in every now and then because I always feel kind of strange putting them into a text ^.^

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  20. that s my kind of place to visit !!!! :)

    love chocolate !!


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    1. It's definitely a little paradise for every chocolate lover! ^_^

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  21. This looks do delicious. I think I wouldn't be able to get out of this store. Everything looks amazing and all the colours are really inviting. Great post and the pictures are really nice.

    LEJA

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    1. Thank youu! ☺
      Although especially the pink and orange chocolates aren't exactly the most natural looking, the colourfulness still appeals to me as well ^_^

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  22. Lenaaa! Do you have Instagram or Twitter? I can't find it on your blog anywhere ;)

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    1. Unfortunately, I actually haven't! I always thought that I wouldn't have anything that's interesting enough to post on there. Although it's not much different now, I'm thinking about creating an Instagram account soon. I'll be sure to let you know once I've done so! ☺

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  23. I love chocolate with all my heart,this post makes me happy.Really love it,amazing pictures and of course amazing place,xoxo.

    Cake Interruptted

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    1. Aww, I'm glad that I could make you happy with this post ! ^_^

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  24. ohh wie lecker sieht das denn bitte aus..
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    1. Da kann ich nur zustimmen ! ^.^

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  25. Looks like such a cool place to wander into, hehe. And I love the designs for each of the bars. I have actually been craving a chocolate bar for the past couple of days and would totally pick up the strawberry-flavored one :3

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    1. I can totally recommend the strawberry chocolate!♥ Unfortunately, I've eaten it all up by now... ^_^''

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  26. Looks so yummy!! :)<3

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    1. The good thing is that it also tastes so yummy! ^_^

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  27. OMG I have never seen so many varieties of chocolates ever. Thanks for sharing. www.namysstylenest.com

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    1. Haha, I thought the same thing when I first went in there!

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  28. Lovely post, dear!

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  29. Wow that looks amazing, so can other places not open on Sundays?
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    Lyndsey
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    1. That's right, it's actually forbidden by law for most shops to open on Sundays. The only exception are really those seaside resorts or other tourism areas! ^.^

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  30. Yummy!!!! I love chocolate :D

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  31. I live in Germany and now I'd love to visit Eckenförde! :) As you say, it makes an ideal trip for a Sunday or a weekend or so. What's more, I am a total chocolate obsessor and this shop looks like the type of place where I could spend ages! Thanks for sharing! <3

    x Yasmine//Cloudy.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed reading this post! It's definitely a place that is totally worth a visit when you're somewhere near the Baltic Sea ☺

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  32. This looks incredible! Wouldn't it be SUCH a shame if you accidentally got locked in the store ... *wishful thinking* ;) www.shehearts.net

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    1. Haha, I guess they always check more than just once that this doesn't happen! ^.^

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  33. I'm not a fan of chocolate, like at all really, but these look so tasty I might just reconsider haha.

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    1. I'd be happy to have converted you! ^_^

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