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stephen_s
08-12-2005, 10:52 AM
These are old, but still good (too bad I'm allergic to chocolate):

For Chocolate Lovers:

If you've got melted chocolate all over your hands, you're
eating it too slowly.

Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices &
strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.

The problem: How to get 2 pounds of chocolate home from the
store in hot car. The solution: Eat it in the parking lot.

Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It'll take
the edge off your appetite and you'll eat less.

A nice box of chocolates can provide your total daily intake of
calories in one place. Isn't that handy?

If you can't eat all your chocolate, it will keep in the
freezer. But if you can't eat all your chocolate, what is
wrong with you?

If calories are an issue, store your chocolate on top of the
fridge. Calories are afraid of heights, and they will jump out
of the chocolate to protect themselves.

If I eat equal amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate,
is that a balanced diet?

Money talks. Chocolate sings.

Chocolate has many preservatives. Preservatives make you look
younger.

Q. Why is there no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous?
A. Because no one wants to quit.

If not for chocolate, there would be no need for control top
pantyhose. An entire garment industry would be devastated.

Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do
today. That way, at least you'll get one thing done.

DenaLou
08-12-2005, 11:02 AM
Thank you I needed that. Now where is that chocolate bar I have in my desk????

susanliber
08-12-2005, 11:35 AM
Lets hear it for Chocolate!!

(as I stuff my face with Oreo cookies and milk)

Greta
08-12-2005, 01:07 PM
For chocolate lovers and chocoholics:

How about a 7-day chocolate tour to the chocolate paradise?

Let's see if anyone can guess where the chocolate paradise is.
Post your answer here or send me a pm. ;)


“Nine out of Ten people like chocolate. The tenth person always lies”

DenaLou
08-12-2005, 01:21 PM
Originally posted by Greta@Aug 12 2005, 01:07 PM
For chocolate lovers and chocoholics:

How about a 7-day chocolate tour to the chocolate paradise?

Let's see if anyone can guess where the chocolate paradise is.
Post your answer here or send me a pm.** ;)
“Nine out of Ten people like chocolate. The tenth person always lies”
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I, personally, think it is Hershey, PA.

susanliber
08-12-2005, 01:29 PM
I vote for Hershey PA also.

Greta
08-12-2005, 01:36 PM
Hershey PA is the chocolate paradise :huh:

You can't be serious!!! :o

Try again.

stephen_s
08-12-2005, 01:45 PM
I vote for Willy Wonka's factory.

joyceandrews
08-15-2005, 10:19 AM
I vote for Switzerland.

Greta
08-15-2005, 11:12 AM
getting closer, Joyce :D

it's still not the chocolate paradise.


Originally posted by joyceandrews@Aug 15 2005, 11:19 AM
I vote for Switzerland.
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NW CTC
08-15-2005, 12:54 PM
I'm going to vote for Belgium...

mishka422
08-15-2005, 03:06 PM
Me too! Belgian chocolate is even better than Swiss! Of course, for me any chocolate except white chocolate is good as long as it's not waxy....I can't stand that!! :rolleyes:

jfrenaye
08-15-2005, 03:49 PM
I kind of like the 7-11 chocolate!

kayb2
08-15-2005, 06:01 PM
I'm like John, I prefer the "grocery store" chocolate. Hershey is my favorite!!

DenaLou
08-16-2005, 08:19 AM
I, also, am a Hershey fiend. The fancy chocolates are OK. I've always been a cheap date. Cheap wine, cheap chocolate.

jjjenny
08-16-2005, 10:37 AM
I prefer Russell Stover

missalf
08-16-2005, 11:44 AM
I'm a dark chocolate person, and love Godiva's dark chocolate assortment.

Although, I will admit, the Wal-mart branded peanut butter cups (Come in a bag) are pretty darn good too!

It doesn't get any better than some good dark chocolate shaved over cheesecake with a glass (or two, or three) of fruity champagne, enjoyed at sunset on a warm night with your toes in the sand, watching the sun disappear behind the water. Oh, and with the right person too, of course!

Greta
08-16-2005, 12:45 PM
Finally we have some connoisseurs on this thread!!! :D :rolleyes:

and Belgium is the chocolate paradise!

Why? here is some info:

For a small country, the size of Maryland, there are 2,130 chocolate stores, and Brussels is the world chocolate capital.

Fundamentals of Belgian Chocolate
The passion for chocolate
The love of perfection
The dedication to perfection

The quality criteria of Belgian Chocolate
•Products are made from the finest raw materials: natural vanilla (10 times more expensive than artificial vanilla)
•high quality dried fruits
•A lightly-sweetened chocolate
•Very finely ground (to less than 30 microns, to ensure that no grain can be felt on the tongue or palate) (which most countries do not do)

The quality of the beans and the sugar, the care taken with the roasting and grinding of the beans (more important than anything), the minimum levels of cocoa and above all the know-how.

Do you know that Godiva sold in the USA is not made in Belgium, but in the US? What is very popular in Belgium now is chocolate and wine. Dark chocolate is preferred by connoisseurs.
missalf
I'm a dark chocolate person, and love Godiva's dark chocolate assortment.

Totally agree with you.
mishka422
Me too! Belgian chocolate is even better than Swiss!

Yup... you got it B)
NW CTC
I'm going to vote for Belgium...

For chocolate lovers and chocoholics, check the "Chocolate Lovers Paradise Tours"

travelchic
08-18-2005, 03:27 PM
Ok, this thread is the death of me. I had a reese cup yesterday a minature mind you followed by a Kit Kat today. I'm going to need Chocolate AA if you all keep this up.

NW CTC
08-18-2005, 04:20 PM
I'm going to need Chocolate AA if you all keep this up.

I'm with you there, TravelChic! I'm just hoping I'll become desensitized to the word "chocolate" before I have to break down and ask Stephen to change the name of the thread! :)

stephen_s
08-18-2005, 06:09 PM
Originally posted by NW CTC@Aug 18 2005, 02:20 PM
I'm with you there, TravelChic! I'm just hoping I'll become desensitized to the word "chocolate" before I have to break down and ask Stephen to change the name of the thread!* :)
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Unfortunately I don't have the power to change the name of the thread :D . I hit POST and I thought I could change the title after I realized I misspelled Chocolate, but ALAS, nope. Maybe the mods can.

susanliber
08-18-2005, 06:14 PM
Sure all cure for the menopause blues....Chocolate, Coca Cola and Coffee...... ;)

Guest_raacluse_*
08-23-2005, 02:39 PM
-Chocolate News-

Just want to mention that I recently found out that Hershey bought 2 Bay area chocolatiers, one of 'em being Scharffen Berger.
So now Hershey has acquired an upscale presence in the chocolate market.

From what I've read about the acquisition of Scharffen Berger, their methods, location, and staff will not change. One of the company founders has tried to reassure customers (and his own mother) that things won't change, except now he'll have to spend less time on business concerns and more on making chocolate.

I hope that Hershey doesn't interfere, much, with their new acquisitions. Well, time will tell.

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chocolate museum recommendation:

Cologne's Imhoff-Stollwerck Schokoladen Museum

It's better than the Hershey museum and Hershey's ride thru a simulated chocolate factory... naturally, it's Cologne's most popular museum ;)

NW CTC
08-23-2005, 05:31 PM
Stephen - I wasn't referring to the spelling of chocolate (after all, I'll bet it's spelled thus somewhere in the world) but rather to that ever-so-distracting, seductive topic "CHOCOLATE" that catches my eye every time I log on!