Mahjong Chocolates at the Taipei International Bakery Show

Taipei International Bakery Show

Today’s post is dedicated to my dad. 

My love for sweets developed at an early age. I blame it all on my dad and his Sunday afternoon family outings to either the Peterson ice cream factory or the Hershey chocolate factory. We were lucky enough to live about 25 minutes away from both factories. Those trips meant a gallon of ice cream in the freezer and a special chocolate ‘drawer’ that is still brimming over to this day.

With my father in mind last month, I attended the 9th annual Taipei International Bakery Show at Taipei’s World Trade Center.

Over the course of three days, more than 107,000 sweet treat lovers attended the show. Visitors paid a NT$200 entrance fee that allowed them to watch bakery cook-offs and shop for kitchen and restaurant supplies. Let’s face it though. Everyone goes for the free samples.

I’m sure my dad will be pleased to read that I held the Marshall torch high for him. I spent a very happy afternoon sampling delicious breads, homemade yogurt and gelato, cookies, chocolates, and pies. I fell in love with these white chocolate Mahjong sets. I mean, they look entirely too good to eat, don’t they?

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Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian who has been living in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. I'm an experienced businesswoman and have worked in many leadership positions in Asia. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. I started writing about my health journey in 2009 after being diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. In 2014, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS, which came with other massive health issues. These diagnoses were the start of my journey as a health advocate and patient leader. Since then, My Several Worlds has been recognized worldwide as a top site for AS, fibromyalgia, and chronic illness by WEGO Health and Healthline.

6 thoughts on “Mahjong Chocolates at the Taipei International Bakery Show

    jessiev

    (April 21, 2010 - 3:34 pm)

    YUM. what a place to go!!! i am envious! (and i love your dad’s trips!)
    .-= jessiev´s last blog ..Book Review: If America Were a Village =-.

      Carrie

      (April 22, 2010 - 3:41 am)

      Thanks Jessie. I love my dad’s sweet trips too. We went to the Hershey chocolate factory the last time I was home. 🙂

    Stephanie (@globaldish)

    (April 21, 2010 - 5:48 pm)

    Oh my goodness I can’t believe those are chocolate, they’re absolutely beautiful!! The International Bakery Show sounds amazing (and delicious!), I’ll have to make my way to one some day 🙂

    Wanderluster

    (April 22, 2010 - 12:31 am)

    Definitely look too good to eat, but I bet they were great! Sounds like an amazing show!

    Nancie

    (April 22, 2010 - 3:11 am)

    Very cool! I wouldn’t go to this show hungry.

    kim

    (April 26, 2010 - 8:26 am)

    Ha, those look great! They should do a marzipan version as well!
    I inherited my dad’s sweet tooth too (unfortunately I haven’t inherited my mom’s metabolism). He’s taken our family to the Jacques chocolate factory once (http://www.chocojacques.be/) which was a few hours away… but the chocolate fountain at the end of the tour was totally worth it 🙂

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