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Old 08-02-2011, 12:20 AM   #31
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They make Godiva chocolates not far from here, at the Campbell Soup plant. The employees there can buy bags of broken or "imperfect" Godiva chocolates for a couple dollars a bag!

To me, there isn't a boxed chocolate any better than See's milk chocolate assortments. Assorted Chocolates | See's Candies Thankfully they are way too expensive (especially here, since you can only get them online or at mall kiosks during the Christmas season), or I would weigh as much as the North American continent.

My favorite chocolate dessert is Chocolate Upside-Down Pudding Cake, with whipped cream.

When I'm in the mood for chocolate at the grocery store, I like to buy Hershey's Nuggets (especially the ones with butter brickle in them) when they are on sale.

To drink, I love rich, creamy hot chocolate with whipped cream on it, or with a candy cane dissolved in it. I also love Ibarra Mexican hot chocolate (it has cinnamon and finely ground almonds in it).
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:15 PM   #32
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Godiva used to be my favorite, but a new large gourmet shop opened up in town, & they're distributors for Neuhaus handmade chocolates from Belgium. Talk about an eye-opener!!! The craftsmanship & variety (which changes constantly) is unbeatable. I never leave there without selecting a few (they're sold by weight & you get to pick out each individual piece).

Apart from fine gourmet chocolate candies, my favorite chocolate dessert is hands down Chocolate Mousse. When we dine out, regardless of how stuffed I might be, I find it nearly impossible to turn down Chocolate Mousse if it's on the menu.
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:47 PM   #33
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My current favourite is a recent discovery in Australia, Lindt dark chocolate with a touch of sea salt. this is my latest favourite taste sensation; sweet with salty. Recently had a divine chocolate pannacotta with salted caramel sauce. Why don't I have that recipe? Anyone?
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:22 AM   #34
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My current favourite is a recent discovery in Australia, Lindt dark chocolate with a touch of sea salt. this is my latest favourite taste sensation; sweet with salty. Recently had a divine chocolate pannacotta with salted caramel sauce. Why don't I have that recipe? Anyone?
You know, I never thought about it before reading this post. But the nearly carb free chocolate pudding recipe I posted a while back was a pannacota, made in a very non-traditional way by making a strong hot cocoa and disolving unflavored gelatin in it. When set, it has a very custard-like texture, but more creamy. Thanks for unknowingly setting me straight.

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Old 08-03-2011, 09:22 AM   #36
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My current favourite is a recent discovery in Australia, Lindt dark chocolate with a touch of sea salt. this is my latest favourite taste sensation; sweet with salty. Recently had a divine chocolate pannacotta with salted caramel sauce. Why don't I have that recipe? Anyone?
Were you visiting Australia?
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:18 PM   #38
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My current favourite is a recent discovery in Australia, Lindt dark chocolate with a touch of sea salt. this is my latest favourite taste sensation; sweet with salty. Recently had a divine chocolate pannacotta with salted caramel sauce. Why don't I have that recipe? Anyone?
You should try the Lindt Intense Orange if you like orange that is. It's fabulous!
I like the Lindt Intense with sea salt too
Love the smooth subtle sweet bitter dark chocolate Lindt makes!
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You should try the Lindt Intense Orange if you like orange that is. It's fabulous!
I like the Lindt Intense with sea salt too
Love the smooth subtle sweet bitter dark chocolate Lindt makes!
With the exception of all things mint, I love everything Lindt makes. But then, I could say the same for Cadbury products.

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With the exception of all things mint, I love everything Lindt makes. But then, I could say the same for Cadbury products.

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I love Lindt chocolate too and just recently discovered that they started making Cadbury Caramello bears again after years of not being able to find them!!!!
Must admit I love mint chocolate too, especially After Eight Dinner Mints and Nestle Peppermint crisp!
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