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How do YOU like your chocolate?
It's not just about taste...

Edible heaven

This is not just another website about chocolate.  You won’t learn how to temper it - this is not a technical site.

Nor is this a site for snobs.  We offer equal opportunity for all types of the world's newest-designated super food to "make the grade."

You won't find the traditional recipes for the same old cakes, pies and cookies, either.  (Not that fudgy cakes, pies or cookies are bad, but there are already plenty of websites for that.)

This website is devoted to bringing your awareness of Theobroma cacao to a higher level, expanding your education and discovering the wonderful ways that chocolate is good for the body, from head to toe, inside and out.

Did you know...

Chocolate facial

1...that chocolate can be found in beauty products?

2...that it goes well with vegetables?

3...that it's actually good for your health?

Yes, yes, and YES!

Here you will find the brown stuff in its many forms, some familiar, some bizarre, but always interesting. 

We will cover chocolate basics first, but then...

  • There will be recipes - with a twist
  • You will learn the importance of chocolate in your daily health (yes, it's true!)
  • There will be interviews with chocolatiers from near and far.  
  • I will share information on organically produced candies and cocoas, and where they can be found.
  • You will learn what foods and drinks go well with the chocolaty goodness. 
  • And I will provide reviews of the different chocolates that we find, near and far, on our travels to explore the rich, dark world of one of the world's favorite food groups.  (It should have its own tier on the food pyramid, after all.)

Chocolate for Health & Beauty

Discover the ways that chocolate actually IS good for your health.  It really is. 

  • It’s good for your blood pressure, your heart, your mental state. 
  • It is a powerful source of antioxidants. 
  • And studies are showing that it may even help protect your skin against the sun!

Chocolate Reviews

Gourmet candy barsGourmet candy bars

This is where we will try new chocolates – either gourmet types that aren’t considered mainstream (yet!), or better-quality grocery-store varieties that have been modified in some way (hopefully with more chocolate in them).

We will also review sugar-free chocolates, the kind that don't use artificial sweeteners or sugar alcohols.

But no chocolate covered grasshoppers, I promise.   I personally taste every single chocolate that is reviewed in these pages, and I have my limits.

Chocolate Travel & Events

Join me as I travel far and wide to discover the exciting world of chocolate.  We’ll attend festivals,  visit factories, talk to chocolatiers and learn the secrets to their tantalizing offerings.

Chocolate Recipes (with a Twist)

Chocolate Zucchini BreadChocolate Zucchini Bread

This is where cool recipes, some old, some new, will be featured.  They will all feature an unusual ingredient as their “twist” (Chocolate Zucchini Bread, anyone?) or they'll be prepared in a different or unusual way. 

Miniature tarts from La MadeleineChocolate, Fruit and Lemon mini-tarts from La Madeleine

Reader Reviews

This is where you, my dear readers, get to tell me about YOUR favorite chocolates, whether they’re desserts, main dishes, drinks, events, whatever.  This is YOUR page.  Send your comments to me through my Contact page or through the Contact Me form below.

So read on to discover the delightful ways that "uncommonly chocolate" is the true health food and health product we all secretly knew it was.

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