Aroma #photography

In the year 2023, when the Earth had run out of cocoa beans, everyone thought that the aroma of chocolate would be lost forever.

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Do you know what chocolate will be made from in the future?

Two years later, the human race was saved when beings from another planet that was drifting towards Earth made contact.

‘We come in peace,” were their words, as they came to Earth from their dying planet.

We welcomed them and wanted to build something to remember them by. But what?

When hairstylist Betty Wallsworth mistakenly stabbed one of the aliens in the ear, while giving them a quick trim, and discovered that their blood was chocolate that contained no calories, the human race not only had its answer but was saved.

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The chocolate of the future

The world’s biggest zero-calorie chocolate fountain was built, and the human race had its planet back.


What’s your favourite aroma?

Written in response to the Sunday Stills Photo challenge which, this week, has the theme of ‘Aroma.’ Click here to join the challenge.

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64 thoughts

  1. Haha! Somehow I suspect that shouldn’t have made me laugh, but it did… now what does that say about me, I wonder? 😉 I love the smell and taste and look of chocolate, and ate it all my life but can’t eat it anymore as it makes me ill. So… well, I just have to make do with excellent posts like your story. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Val. It’s a shame you can no longer eat chocolate. That comment reminded me of my mother telling me how she craved and ate lots of parsnips while pregnant with me. I’ve never been able to eat parsnips. Just the smell of them make me ill.

  2. This just floored me, Hugh, still chuckling! That photo of the syrup being poured, in that context, sends chocolaty shivers down my spine! Thanks for taking the Sunday Stills prompt and sweetening it up, LOL!

    1. I missed last week’s challenge (because of the Bloggers Bash), Terri, so had to come up with something good for this week. Glad you enjoyed it. The photo of the pouring syrup was taken in a hotel in Las Vegas. It holds the Guinness-book of World records for the biggest chocolate fountain in the world. Not to be missed if you visit.

      1. Yes, that pesky Bloggers Bash just takes up everyone’s time, LOL! I keep hoping “maybe next year” to attend! Nice to know where that fountain is, Las Vegas is a mere 8 hour drive from where I live. So glad you took the time to contribute with your creativity, Hugh!

  3. The smell of chocolate is almost to die for. Like many other “foods” (like coffee and marijuana for example), I like the smell of chocolate better than the taste. Some wines also belong in that category. I love the smell of a good bakery, and pine and ocean breezes.

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