16 Jul2008

Le Chocolat

by Marketman


Just a few steps away from Aristokratikon, was another chocolate shop that seemed a little less “hoity-toity,” and The Kid made a beeline for that one, leaving MM and Mrs. MM on the sidewalk munching on the marzipan and pistachio balls. Le Chocolat had a huge selection and an amazing volume of hand made chocolates in their display cabinets…


…The Kid took her time and carefully selected a few pieces which were placed in a little bag, about 150-200 grams worth. These chocolates were also delicious and accessible, but definitely less sophisticated than those at Aristokratikon….


It is obvious to me why the saying “As happy as a Kid in a candy shop” makes so much sense… :)



  1. thelma says:

    being in that place seems like dying and waking up in chocolate heaven! i am a chocolate lover myself and like
    trying chocolate with assorted nuts and fruits…

    Jul 16, 2008 | 6:46 am


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  3. jenny says:

    Where’s the picture of The Kid’s loot? :)

    Jul 16, 2008 | 8:51 am

  4. Monsters Inc. says:

    I felt the same “happiness” when i was at the Godiva store in HK. I wanted to sample all kinds chocolates.

    MM, what brand will you compare the taste of Le Chocolat?

    Jul 16, 2008 | 10:51 am

  5. Marketman says:

    Monsters inc., actually, I never got to taste one… the kid must have consumed them all by herself… :) jenny, I didn’t get a photo, but it was a few assorted pieces of choc.

    Jul 16, 2008 | 1:10 pm

  6. AleXena says:

    *staring blankly at the screen with saliva drooling down*


    That’s it I am going to buy me some chocolate today even if it be choco muchos from the sari-sari store!=)

    Jul 16, 2008 | 1:23 pm

  7. kreez says:

    Hi MM,

    I’ve been a long time lurker of your site but when my hubby said that we’ll be heading to Athens this coming September, I can’t help but be grateful for all the tips. I’m much more excited to go to Greece now that i have read all about your trip. Keep posting your great finds in Athens! thanks again.

    Jul 16, 2008 | 5:58 pm

  8. shalimar says:

    since this shop has opened I have not stepped inside. So far I have been home a total of 5 days this year…. got ticket mid Sept… time to check what I am missing in Athens.

    Jul 17, 2008 | 3:36 am

  9. J. says:

    Oh goodness. This post made me drool. It also makes me remember a t-shirt I have with a chocolate bar on it that says, “You never forget your first love.” :)

    Jul 17, 2008 | 5:44 am

  10. Glecy says:

    Athens or not, I have to have chocolate today.I bought chocolate covered almond just to satisfy my cravings.

    Jul 17, 2008 | 10:35 am

  11. Tricia Noel says:

    Hey MM, how come you don’t gain weight? What’s your secret? :)

    Jul 17, 2008 | 11:58 am

  12. Marketman says:

    Tricia, hello?! I am shy a few pounds from 200! :) If only I could shave 25 pounds!

    Jul 17, 2008 | 9:17 pm

  13. Tricia Noel says:

    Dear God, if only we all could all eat whatever we want and not gain a single pound! If I were a super hero, that’d be my super power. Invisibility is for wimps. Haha! :))

    Jul 19, 2008 | 3:11 pm


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