Well, y'know, white chocolate isn't really chocolate anyway. Oh okay, yes, it's cocoa butter, so technically it's chocolate. But it's lacking the oomph, the theobroma, all the stuff that makes chocolate chocolatey.
When I was talking about beautiful chocolate I was thinking of chocolates they sell at an upscale supermarket here in the northeast. Those chocolates are, are they painted? Or printed? with edible food color designs. Getting a box of those is like getting a box of artwork. But I am not going to eat a picture. Would I eat Van Gogh's Starry Night? Would I eat the Mona Lisa? (Well, maybe.)
I'd rather get a really good chocolate that doesn't have artwork as an impediment.
I'll bet those chocolates with holograms will be EXPENSIVE. Pretty to look at, of course, but would they taste any better than plain chocolate. A store around here has very beautiful chocolates, so beautiful that I'd hate to eat them and would rather put them on display (and they cost $$$).
But chocolate is to be EATEN!!!
I don't really like it when someone gives me a chocolate item that is so beautiful that it should be looked at and not eaten.
There's a place in, uh, northern New Hampshire or southern Maine, I forget, that makes really serious chocolate. They do a "Chocolate of the Month" and it's limited to some 37 or so subscribers, and only in the cooler months when things can be mailed without getting melted in transit.
My daughter's friend gave her the gift of a subscription. I got a taste of one of the chocolates. My daughter and her husband are on a vacation right now, but when they get back I'm going to ask her for the name of this chocolate shop. I've forgotten, but I did go to the website before.
If I lived above Boston anywhere near that area I know where I'd be headed every other week or so...
It could be that the bacon and chocolate together, make people think that it's so good because of the salt from the bacon. I love the combination of chocolate and salt. Yummmm! Like the naughty Peanut Buster Parfait, which I haven't had in years, it's the combination of the chocolate and those salted peanuts all together with the yummy soft ice cream. Now how could you go wrong with that? You can't, but it's pretty much off limits for me except for a rare treat and then it's heavenly!!
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Yeah, I know. The darker the chocolate, the more antioxidants, the healthier and all that...
But that's medicine. At least to me (with very few exceptions). I prefer milk chocolate.
There's a Cafe in this area that makes crepes, and one of the crepes is bacon nutella.
Say what? Bacon and chocolate together? Just how ridiculous is that? Ridiculous, but I don't care. I absolutely LOVE those crepes! Bacon! Chocolate!
There's a pet store near this cafe, and when I go to buy cat food I also get myself a bacon nutella crepe. Chocolate and bacon together! (But I think this combination did enjoy a bit of a fad status last year or year before. Denny's restaurant had some weird bacon combinations, and even Burger King did a bacon and chocolate sundae which was actually kind of good.)
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Good, at my age I need all the brain boosting I can get! Maybe I should put cocoa in my morning joe?
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