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Photos of a Chocolate Tour in Boston to Make You Drool

Crazy artistic chocolates on our tour in Boston!

Crazy artistic chocolates on our tour in Boston. “Passionfruit coated in Dark Chocolate?” Yes please.

When someone asks, “Want to go on a chocolate tour?” you scream, “YES! YES!” then do a crazed dance around your house, squealing with joy. This is what happened to me thanks to Hiphost Tours and their Chocolate Tour of Boston. Little did I know the awkward moment it would cause.

Our Chocolate guide in the beautiful store.

Our Chocolate Guide in a beautiful Boston store, introducing our first samples.

The first Chocolate Destination of the tour was Beacon Hill Chocolates (by the MGH stop on the Red Line) where all these luscious photos were snapped. Our guide, Bill, brought us to the back of the store where chocolate samples awaited slaughter by our teeth.

My #1 favorite of the chocolates we sampled: Salted dark chocolate caramel. WOW!

My #1 favorite of the chocolates we sampled: Salted dark chocolate caramel. WOW!

The first sample was a fluffy chocolate cube, but the highlight of my night is pictured above: Salted dark chocolate wrapped around rich caramel. I snapped fifteen awkward photos of myself while my taste buds belted operas of joy. Then suddenly… (WARNING: Awkward moment coming.)

Savoring every molecule of that delicious chocolate sample!

Savoring every molecule of that delicious chocolate sample… right before an awkward encounter.

…”Um, Lillie?” said my friend Eli who randomly walked in the store at that moment. “What the heck are you doing? Are you taking photos of yourself eating chocolate? Seriously?!”

So many chocolate choices!!! Where to begin??

So many chocolate choices! Good, because chocolate allays awkwardness.

“Oh, hi Eli!” I gasped, turning red and lowering my camera. Crumbs of chocolate flaked from the corners of my mouth. “I’m… I’m on a Chocolate Tour!” Eli gaped in disbelief. Trust me: You don’t quite realize how awkward it is to explain to someone that you’re on a Chocolate Tour until you do it.

Hilarious. True, everything is better when round and dipped in chocolate. Even homework.

Hilarious. True, everything is better when round and dipped in chocolate. Even shame.

I felt it all: Guilt, shame, giggles, and then… hunger. I was embarrassed, but ultimately, my soul craved another salted dark chocolate caramel more than it craved pride. Eli shook his head in disbelief and left to meet his wife, toting a tasteful bag of chocolate.

The chocolate wrapper as greeting card, but tastier.

Chocolate as a greeting card, but tastier. Is there one for, “Sorry I was weird when I bumped into you?”

The embarrassment was short-lived, because then I discovered the hippo-shaped chocolates! I bumped my nose on the glass leaning in to kiss those sweet pink nosies. Oink, oink, burp!

The cutest chocolates in the whole store!

The cutest chocolates in the whole store!

Our tour was a special group: all Boston-area bloggers (so fancy to be invited on a press trip!), mostly young, social media-savvy ladies. Gaze at the photo below and see the seriousness with which all attendees Tweeted, Instagram-ed, and Facebooked the heck out of the tour. All while eating powerfully, of course!

The other bloggers on the trip were very busy eating and Tweeting.

The other bloggers on the tour were very busy eating and Tweeting.

So that’s what happened in the first hour of the chocolate tour. Enjoy the rest of the pictures! Please use caution as excessive drool may damage your computer.

Gelato, too! Ahhh!

Gelato, too! Ahhh! The chocolate had run out, or I would have bought it.

Aching for other Boston tours? Pop by my write-up of the Boston Movie and TV Sites Tour, or the Boston Black History Tour, or the Big Dig Tour. I tour like crazy, baby, and I like it! Of course, I was a guest of Hiphost for this chocolate tour, but all opinions and lustful chocolate objectification are my own.

Was the owner scandalized or flattered by all the squealing our tour group produced?

Was the shop scandalized or flattered by all the squealing our tour group produced?

Dearest reader, do leave a comment saying which of these edible morsels YOU would shove into your mouth first, or which ones you find most visually appealing. Merci et Bon Appetit!

Some of the chocolates are so pretty you don't want to eat them... But then you do.

Some of the chocolates are so pretty you don’t want to eat them… But then you do.

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Carol B

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017

We are visiting Boston in October and this shop is definitely on my To Do list. Love the look of the Hippos. Great article!

Lillie

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017

So fun! October is also a brilliant month to check out the colors in this park: https://www.aroundtheworldl.com/2016/11/20/boston-arboretum-autumn/ . Let me know if you have any other questions, and have a wonderful trip.

Ariana

Wednesday 12th of February 2014

Hi Lilli, I LOVE your blog!! This is so great, awesome pictures! I was apparently working that day because I am in a few of the shots, how random. Would you mind if I told them at the shop about this blog post and they could post it on their Facebook. It was so nice to meet you today, have a wonderful week!

Lillie

Wednesday 12th of February 2014

What an amazing coincidence! By all means share this article with the store to share via social media! Very glad to meet.

Tiana Kai

Friday 1st of February 2013

Oh my, I would love to try the chocolate animals! p.s. Nutella Day is quickly approaching! ;)

Lillie

Friday 1st of February 2013

NUTELLA DAY?!?!?!

Pete Laberge

Thursday 31st of January 2013

Go ahead! Torture a Diabetic! MUST go wipe DROOL of chin.....

Pete Laberge

Thursday 31st of January 2013

It's ok. I have an imagination. I also just gained 2 lbs! When you were there, you ate ONE for me, right?!!!1

Lillie

Thursday 31st of January 2013

Awww, sorry!!!

Katie

Wednesday 28th of November 2012

Was in Boston last year. Had no idea this existed. I wish I did because I love chocolate. Maybe next time, thanks for sharing.

Lillie

Wednesday 28th of November 2012

Ah, next time! My guess is that most cities have fabulous chocolate scenes if one digs deeply enough!

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