Attention chocoholics, for your eyes only

Last Update: September 03, 2019

Chocoholics alert, do not miss a visit to sweet Sevilla

Hello everybody here comes my monthly post.

We recently made our traditional trip to Estepa, the sweetest town in Spain. It is situated in the province of Sevilla and about 1 hour away from where we live.

Estepa is the sweetest town in Spain

Estepa is a quiet little town with some 13,000 inhabitants. There are 24 factories dedicated to making sweets according to old and well-kept recipes. By September this village comes to life and the work starts. There is a lot to do as around 20 million kilograms are produced and sold in all of Spain and over the borders. The best ingredients are used, like honey and almonds, so even if they can make you fat eating too much at least they are with natural ingredients.

The weather was good (20 C), ideal for a little trip inland. We were looking forward as this particular factory, besides selling great Christmas sweets, constructed a diorama of a famous city entirely made of chocolate.

Every year a different city made of chocolate

2 years ago it was Paris and last year it was Rome so we were curious to see which city had been chosen for this year's display.

Entrance to the exposition of Sevilla made of chocolate

We were not disappointed, as this year the whole city of Sevilla was made from chocolate, what a yummy sight.

There was the Seville Cathedral, a large Gothic cathedral with that special Moorish bell tower and Columbus tomb.

Part of Sevilla, Plaza de Espana

One could see the Plaza de Espana. A very big square with water features and the famous ceramic tiles covered seats.

Then there is the famous Giralda, a Spanish Renaissance-style minaret. On top is a Gothic and baroque bell tower built centuries later.

The Cathedral of Sevilla

You can also see the Torre del Oro (golden tower) standing on the river edge. This used to be a defense tower and was build around 1220. Why it is called Torre del Oro is not really clear.

In the foreground, you can see the Guadalquivir river. It is the fifth longest river of the Iberian Peninsula and the only navigable river in Spain. In Roman times it was possible to go from the Gulf of Cadiz up to Cordoba but nowadays it is only possible to reach Sevilla.

Torre del Oro

After taking photos we went to buy the delicious sweets. Each had a bag and a scoop and filled up from different price sections. On coming home I hid them in the cupboard as otherwise these sweets will be eaten before time. I hope you enjoyed your visit to Estepa.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske

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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing.
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Roger,

Come on, you should tell me if you also like chocolate?

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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bigrog44 Premium
I like chocolate, but it'll put me in a diabetic coma.
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laparra1 Premium
Roger, have a serious look at your lifestyle including what you eat.
It is possible to improve and be healthier.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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bigrog44 Premium
I'll trying to live a healthier lifestyle now. Thursday, I'm going into surgery to get the rest of my toes and a little part of my foot amputated.
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laparra1 Premium
Roger, I am so sorry to hear that. Aloe Vera is very good for wound healing. Wishing you all the best. If there is anything I can help you with let me know ok?

Taetske
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks.
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GiuliaB Premium
Roger my friend, I just saw your post here. I'm sorry I haven't been in touch for a long while - I just decided to concentrate on my websites for a time. But I didn't realise you are due to have surgery.
Good luck, Roger. I'm sure it will all go well. Let us know how you get on post-surgery ... as soon as you possibly can of course ❤️💛💚

Giulia
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bigrog44 Premium
No problem, Giulia.
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Chezbrown Premium
Awww Roger, that's not good news. Sorry to hear that. I will be thinking about you and I am sending you hugs. xx
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks, Cheryl.
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Chezbrown Premium
You're welcome Roger and I will be thinking about you tomorrow. xxx
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Fleeky Premium
Lovely description...
Thank you for sharing...

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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Fleeky,

Thank you for reading. Are you going to also be a fan of our chocoholics club?

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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Fleeky Premium
Oh yes, yes YES
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JerryMcCoy Premium
It is good to see that you had a sweet time on your trip. It must be tough not to get into the goodness stored in the cupboard. Glad you had a productive trip.
Jerry
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Jerry,

Thank you for stopping by.
That bag with the sweets is still hidden away but I must confess I stole a couple during these days.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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JerryMcCoy Premium
Oops! SO YUMMY.
Jerry
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Noteboom Premium
Thank you for this post, I enjoy it a lot.
I have been in Sevilla, great city and they have a great football team too!
But I must admit I haven´t heard of Estepa before. Must go there next time I am close.
And chocolate is a great thing! Even so we Icelanders are more for ice cream (really), we, of course, are in the chocolate fan club too.

Have a great time!
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Johann,

Hal likes chocolate, you like chocolate and I do too. Let us see how many more fans in WA we can find.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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halinphilly Premium
What an eye-catching header... and a mouth- watering post!!!
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laparra1 Premium
Good afternoon Hal,

So you are also a chocoholic? That is about the best thing one can be.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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halinphilly Premium
Thanks. Oh, I forgot to mention the visually stunning photos!
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laparra1 Premium
Gracias.
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