Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Alien Forehead Chocolate Collection

Boule (Alien Assortment)Here’s something you probably didn’t know about me. I like science fiction. I like good scifi and bad scifi, doesn’t matter. I can quote passages from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, I know what a Tasp is, I have a complete set of the original Stainless Steel Rat comic book adaptation ... I even read the novelization of Star Wars when I was 10. All that’s missing is actually writing science fiction novels. Oh, and I’ve seen every episode of Star Treks ... all the Star Treks (TOS, TAS, TNG, DS9, VOY & ENT).

So when I got a lovely box of chocolates from my co-workers for my birthday, my first thought when I saw them was, “My stars! They look like different foreheads of aliens on Star Trek. Seriously, look ... a Klingon ridge! Ferengi ear! Cardassian neck skin! (I know, it must be very hard to give me gifts.)

It’s not just the textures, it’s the dusting of food-safe iridescent powder that make me think of fantastic humanoid creatures from other planets. Perhaps they’re missing out on a marketing angle ... mm, Denobulan Spiced Chocolate!


The chocolates actually are lovely and tasty. They’re from Boule, who I go back and forth about. I love their Kalamansi fruit jellies and their ice cream. But sometimes the chocolates are a little, I don’t know, off to my tastes. Mostly I’m unhappy with their little button ones, which are molded. I seem to be happier with enrobed or dipped chocolates, which is happily what these were. Plus they’re expensive. But the best kind of fine chocolates you can get are fine chocolates as a gift.

(I think what might have pushed me to be so flippant with them was that there was no key for the chocolates. They were hand-picked, so we had the list that Patrice in my office made, but no guide as to which was which. So Patrice ended up calling them back and making them describe each and every one. I’m not sure if Boule has noticed, but they have a website and it wouldn’t be too difficult to put some little photos and descriptions up there.)

The fun part was that after photographing them, I shared them and I didn’t look at what they should have been or were supposed to be. I just ate them.

There you go, no review. I just ate some chocolates. And enjoyed them.

The aliens in clockwise order from upper left to lower right are (click the numbers to see the original images):

1. Ferengi
2. Borg Cube
3. Cardassian
4. Gorn (eye)
5. Dreman (juvenile)
6. Flaxian
7. Romulan
8. Klingon
9. Bajoran
10. Denobulan
11. Tosk
12. Hirogen

Hmm, did I miss any? Or do you disagree with my associations? (Okay, I also probably had way too much fun making my first Candy Blog Animated gif.)

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POSTED BY Cybele AT 5:37 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyChocolatierReviewBouleChocolate7-Worth ItUnited States

  1. You are awesome!  I visit this blog every single day, and this by far is my most favorite post.  I’m glad you received a box of chocolates you enjoyed. Keep up the good work!

    Comment by sarahelizabeth on 1/19/08 at 6:15 pm #
  2. How clever of you Cybele, the Cardassian is right on in my mind.

    Happy Belated Birthday! smile

    Comment by Sera on 1/19/08 at 6:27 pm #
  3. aha, now that Next Gen reference I caught a while back makes total sense!  This was hilarious…but I would think that the associations would be a little distracting while eating wink

    Comment by R on 1/19/08 at 7:12 pm #
  4. Happy Birthday Cybele! This is great. My husband will get a kick out of this.

    Comment by Patti on 1/20/08 at 3:16 am #
  5. That’s great! Now that you mention it, I can totally see the resemblance. :D (I’m one of a family of Tekkies and Star Wars nuts… and other sci fi, like anything by Douglas Adams or Isaac Asimov, etc.) I especially like the Borg cube matchup.

    Comment by Magda on 1/20/08 at 4:17 am #
  6. No wonder I enjoy your writing style and topics so much smile.  Happy birthday!

    Comment by Justin on 1/20/08 at 5:25 am #
  7. That’s possibly the niftiest observation I’ve seen all week. Nicely done.

    Comment by bill on 1/20/08 at 10:17 am #
  8. Haaa!  That’s hilarious!  My limited experience with Star Trek includes old William Shatner episodes on Sunday afternoons and a movie my family was given.  The one where the crew has to go back in time and bring some whales (humpback, I think) forward to appease some alien force that will destroy the world if they can’t communicate with the whales which were extinct (thus the time travel).

    Comment by Kimberly on 1/20/08 at 3:12 pm #
  9. I’m hoping you can help me out. I’m on the hunt for Old Fashion Sour Candies. They come in a fruit salad mix but are slightly harder than the Sour Patch version and by far have a more sour taste. They come in cherry, lemon, orange, apple and grape (grape looks like a bunch of grapes). They’re pretty small and delicious. We have a chain here called Bulk Barn and they recently stopped carrying them now I can’t find them anywhere! PLease help! Thanks!

    Comment by Bianca on 1/21/08 at 2:53 am #
  10. Oh my goodness, that GIF was so weird, I’ve been sending it to all my friends.  You have given many people happiness on your birthday with that little electronic bon-bon.

    Comment by James Felder on 1/21/08 at 1:47 pm #
  11. Ah, now I see the resemblance. Love that animation. 
    Happy Birthday, Cybele. :D

    Comment by Breigh on 1/21/08 at 1:55 pm #
  12. where is the review of the flavors?

    Comment by jess on 1/21/08 at 4:43 pm #
  13. That was an excellent and fun post! Loved it.

    Comment by Chuck on 1/21/08 at 5:17 pm #
  14. Happy Birthday, Cybele!
    Clever - SO very funny!

    Comment by elzie on 1/21/08 at 5:49 pm #
  15. First let me start by wishing you the happiest birthday ever!
    Second - you’re right!!! they do look like alien heads smile

    Comment by Maytal on 1/21/08 at 8:10 pm #
  16. I swear this has got to be the funniest thing I’ve ever seen on the internet…  saying a lot!  thanks for taking the time to do that smile

    Comment by Jessamyn Harris on 1/25/08 at 7:09 am #
  17. When I saw the title and photo in the feeds, my first thought was “wow, candy with lenticular images on the top. So cool! How’d they do that?” I didn’t even stop to wonder why they’d be alien heads. But now I get it: you’re kind of strange, you know that? :^)

    Happy birthday!

    Comment by Tricia on 1/29/08 at 4:57 pm #
  18. Happy birthday, sweetie!

    Comment by desertwind on 1/30/08 at 11:30 pm #
  19. Oh darn, now I want humanoid chocolate too. (even if I wouldnt dare to eat the Borg one ... ) xD

    Comment by Zen on 9/10/09 at 2:11 am #
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