You put WHAT in my chocolate cake?

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You want the best cake. The moistest cake. The healthiest cake.
I get that. I really do.

Bring out the chocolate flavor with a dash of espresso powder? Sure. I can handle that.

How about adding a dollop of sour cream? Maybe.

Make it moister with mayonnaise?

That’s where things cross the line for me. Some things just don’t belong in chocolate cake. My rule of thumb, if it goes on a sandwich, leave it out of my dessert.

Now, I’m not totally closed-minded. Let’s say you’d like dessert, but you don’t want all the calories that come with it. That’s understandable. In fact, I find some of the early hacks acceptable, substituting fats with fruits, such as, apple sauce, bananas, or pumpkin.

But, the latest trends have me holding my stomach.
Avocado, zucchini, kale, and the one that pains me to type in the same sentence as chocolate…black beans. Black beans, you guys.

If you are one that eats like this, I’m not putting you down. In fact, I applaud you and your super powers.

Call me stubborn, or call me a purist (I prefer the latter), but I just can’t bring myself to do it.

It’s not the fact that I don’t like vegetables. I’d just prefer to keep them out of my dessert. (Back to my sandwich rule).

Am I alone on this one? I’d love to hear your opinions!

So much chocolate…But, what’s your preference?

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Happy May, everyone! May I take an opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for your readership. Those of you who have stuck with me through a couple of years of sweet adventures, and those who are here for the first time, I appreciate you being here.

Today, we’re talking about you. Whether you’re a “one-piece-a-day” kind of chocolate lover, or an “eat-dessert-for-every-meal” chocoholic, everyone is here for the same wonderful reason. The good stuff.

But, what matters to you most? In an effort to provide the best content on this blog, I’m seeking your input. Using the following poll, check all the chocolate items you have interest in. And to keep updated on blog topics, giveaways, and new publications, be sure to sign up to be part of ‘Club Chocolate’. It’s free. And don’t worry, no spam…just chocolate.😊

 

 

The Top 13 Chocolate Easter Basket Treats

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In case the Easter Bunny is searching for some last minute chocolate inspiration, check out these thirteen treats, that won’t disappoint.

(P.S. You’re going to need a bigger basket.)

Reester Bunnies

Because you just can’t go wrong with a Reese’s. And bonus points for the clever name.

Caramel Robin Eggs

by Marich

Yes, you read that right. Robin eggs have just been taken up a notch.

Ferro Rocher

These are a favorite any time of year, but put them in a sweet bunny container, and they are irresistible.

Dove “Carrot Patch” Truffles

While Dove chocolate in general, is creamy, rich, and smooth, it’s the adorable packaging that made it the perfect spring treat.

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Kit Kat Bunny Ears

They’re Kit Kats. They’re adorable. Enough said.

Lindt Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Mini Frogs

These little guys were a bit hard to track down, but Toad-ally worth it! If you can’t find these, the ladybugs, and chicks, are almost just as cute.

Russell Stover Mint Meltaways

Admittedly, my favorite confection from this company. The mint isn’t too powerful, and just as the name implies, the chocolate melts in your mouth.

House of Dorchester Hot Cross Bunny Chocolate Slab

(available at World Market)

Confession: If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you’re probably aware of my nemesis, the raisin. However, the originality and unique melding of cinnamon and chocolate flavors, got my attention.

Cadbury Milk Chocolate Mini Eggs

For me, these are an Easter staple. And yes, please bring on the jumbo bag.

Ghiradelli Caramel Bunnies and Eggs

Ghiradelli could run a business based on chocolate caramels alone. They’re that good.

Sanders Milk Chocolate Mini Coconut Nests

Spring is the one season, we find these coconut confections. Personally, I’d welcome them all year along. Okay, keep the jelly beans, but bring on the toasted coconut.

Sweet Surprise Chick

by See’s Candies

Egg-straordinarily adorable.

Godiva Spring Sampler

Here a chick, there a chick, everywhere…chocolate. No-bunny is going to complain with a box of assorted confections.

So, there it is. My picks of the season. Some old, some new, but all oh so scrumptious!

What’s the best chocolate to find in your Easter basket? Share in the comment section below!

 

 

Tis the Season for a Chocolate Mystery🎁

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Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season!

Just wanted to announce that Thirteen Chocolates is now available in paperback in the Amazon store.🍫


For a limited time, buy the paperback, and get the ebook for free.



Great gift idea for someone on your list, ….or for yourself. (Personally, I’m always looking for an excuse to take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle, and relax with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book.)

Happy reading, everyone!

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Suds or Duds? Chocolate Bath Gifts

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It’s no secret, I love chocolate. Some may even say I’m obsessed by it. But, do I want to bathe in it?

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All day long surrounded by the lingering scent of decadent chocolate, luring me into the bakery, the ice cream shop, the chocolate shop. Sounds simply aweful.

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 Buy it by the bar.

Chocolate mint soap

Or, buy it as a liquid.

Chocolate Passion Shower Wash

OR, buy it as a solid that dissolves into a liquid.

Chocolate Bath Bombs

(The worst part about these soaps is that they look delicious. One may find it hard to resist a taste, and then quickly regret it.)

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For the single woman, that was brought up with the theory that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach:

Bath and Bodyworks Temptations’ Wickedly Hot Chocolate Lotion

So, smelling like the third course of dinner will theoretically drive your date cocoa loco.

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Although, I wouldn’t suggest rubbing bacon behind your ears.

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And for the man, who wants to be as irresistible as Ben and Jerry:

Axe Shower Gel Dark Temptations

 

 

From the product description:

Subtle aroma of chocolate with fresh gourmet scents;

Combines hot chocolate, amber and red peppercorn notes;

Unlimited female attraction”

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Although, I’m guessing that this scenario is more realistic:

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So what do you think of these chocolate scented bath products? Money well spent? Or, money down the drain?

Please share in the comment section below.

Gift these suds?

Trash these duds?

Or, keep them for yourself?