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The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen -Orlando, Florida

The idea of a chocolate factory has held somewhat of a mythical place in my brain since childhood. The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen, located on-site in City Walk at Universal Studios Resort, is a kinetic place with external pipe and gas features combined with moving gears that create a visual look of a working factory for chocolate. The fantastical Victorian steampunk time was heavily influenced by 19th-century Victorian Britain at the start of the Industrial Revolution (hence steam), and early 20th-century science fiction. So, the Victorian Steampunk era can loosely be said to be influenced by 1840s -1910s Britain. Steampunk is a fantasy genre that’s defined by a focus on the style of the industrial era mashed up against futuristic technology. In a retroactive sense, steampunk introduced major story props such as automatons and airships. Now, put this all together, and here you will find an amazing space with a sweet side from a time that embraced anachronism and science fiction, with reference points including figures such as H. G. Wells, Mary Shelley, and Jules Verne. Take a walk through the shop and explore all the goodies, or sit down and stay for a while in their relaxing restaurant. We ended one of our long days here.

The food is delicious, and they offer one-of-a-kind desserts, including Triple Chocolate Bread Pudding, Flourless Chocolate Gooey Cake, and (swoon) Chocolate Crème Brulee. And you absolutely must look over the milkshake menu. Here is what our group ordered. See photos.

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