Day 5 – Today I learned…

This was a travel day, from Montreal to Riviere du Loup. We took it easy, leaving late, stopping for breakfast and lunch, and to visit a chocolatiere in Otterbourne Park.  We still arrived just before 6 p.m.

So today I learned that I could read French well enough to understand that Trump thinks Trudeau is feeble and dishonest because he spoke to the press after Trump left the G7, and that the president of the European Counsel thinks there is a special place in Heaven for Trudeau, probably for exactly that reason. Since I haven’t used my French for many years, I was quite pleasantly surprised.

Dr Fox doesn’t read French, but he gave it a try anyway.

dr fox and journal

David pointed out the sign for La Cabosse d’Or along hwy 20 E, and asked me if I wanted to tour a chocolate factory. Of course I said yes! It was ten kilometres off the highway, but we were looking for things to do to make the drive fun. It may have started with David indulging me, but I think he enjoyed it as much as I did. We were enlightened as to the workings of making good chocolate by a lovely young woman named Laurence, whose English was more than enough for the job.

Then we started poking around the store, which was really amazing. There were all kinds of beautiful chocolate goodies – sports-themed, fish-themed, truffles, fudge, chocolate coins, almost any animal you’d care to name and a chocolate Kama Sutra. Wowsers! In dark and milk, may I say, and also one done with Malitol, a sugar which does not require insulin to be digested. I bought some of the Malitol chocolate, although not the Kama Sutra.

Before we left we each had a sorbet. Mine was cacao, very dark and rich, and hardly sweet at all. David had mango, which tasted almost like eating a fresh, cold mango in a cone. Highly recommended, and worth the detour from the highway. Just be prepared to go over budget on the chocolate. This is not cheap chocolate, and by that I mean that it is very good quality, something you’re not going to find every day, and worth the price. They even make chocolate chips on-site – dark, milk and white chocolate. I will be making a premium batch of chocolate-chip cookies when I get home.

For those of you who are curious, here’s one panel of the Kama Sutra.


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4 Responses to Day 5 – Today I learned…

  1. palfreyman1414 says:

    Ha ha ha ha! That Kama Sutra one! I’ve never seen it on any of the Khajuraho reliefs before this and it looks suspiciously like a modern “spit roast” interpreted in the Khajuraho style. Quite funny.

    • ecreith says:

      Clearly you are the connoisseur here! I just thought I couldn’t talk about it without, well, showing as well as telling….

      • palfreyman1414 says:

        Showing as well as telling is exactly what a good writer should be doing…

        (I’ll get my coat.)

  2. Keith says:

    Chocolate… drool, drool, drool. Well worth heading out!

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