Category Archives: Chocolate

Shop, Read, Eat Chocolate

“Chocolate is a perfect food, as wholesome as it is delicious, a beneficent restorer of exhausted power. It is the best friend of those engaged in literary pursuits.”  Baron Justus von Liebig A little retail therapy might just be in … Continue reading

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Her Dark Material – Cacao absolute

“Cacao flowers were ingredients in perfumed baths, and thought to cure fatigue in government officials and others who held public office,” says the Badianus Codex, published in 1552 The Cacao tree flowers’ bloom in 2 cycles of 6 months the … Continue reading

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For the lust of Chocolate

“I know of nothing that stimulates my stomach and excites my mind  more voluptuously than the aromas of the these delicious dishes as they caress the imagination and arouse feelings of desire”   La Nouvelle Justine ou les Malheurs de … Continue reading

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Bite sized chocolate info ..

… some low down on the ‘Food of the Gods’ A recent piece of research from New England Journal of Medicine compares the number of  Nobel Laureates per a country’s capita to that of its chocolate consumption, no surprises they … Continue reading

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