Chocaholics Non-Anonymous - A celebration of all things chocolate

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  1. diver90
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    For some, chocolate is the ultimate food type. I believe I read (or imagined) that chocolate consumption actually is beneficial to the release of endorphins to the pleasure centers of our brains. Heck, even if that is not true, it's a great story and I'm going with it.

    This thread is dedicated to stories, links and other resources that celebrate chocolate in all of its many forms.

    First post - In the US, the single best pure chocolate I have ever had is Guittard.
     
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    I love chocolate! Especially Kinder Chocolate!
     
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    Camille Bloch chocolate is not bad ;)
     
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    I like See's chocolate. (mainly Southern Calif). Good middle of the road ($18/lb, $13/lb if you buy 2 gift card pack at Costco).

    Any decent Beligium chocolate. [​IMG] I'll be bringing some back from Brussels after the London DO this coming weekend.
     
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    Bernachon is the finest chocolate in the world IMO. It is in Lyon but there is a small candy store in Paris, L'Etoile d'Or, where it is also sold. The cocoa beans come from a very small grove in SA (can't recall if it's in Ecuador or Venezuela).
     
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    I haven't been to Brussells or Paris, but when I am in London, I always stock up from Prestat, a small store near Piccadilly Circus. They also have an outlet at Harrod's. I haven't found anything better in the US (IMO, of course).
     
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    I dream in chocolate! When I was Paris, I went chocolate crazy. BF brought me back chocolate from Belgium. I ate every bit, but shared some. I was tough. I love popcorn drenched in chocolate. Fruit dipped in the stuff.
     
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    Have to try it!
     
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    I posted this elsewhere too, but just in case you missed it... a cup of thick hot chocolate in a cafe in Tuscany.

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    WoW!
     
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    The think is, it's rich, it's wonderful, but it isn't overly sweet. Since they use high quality real cocoa powder, it doesn't need much sugar.
     
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    Hot chocolate and other chocolate indulgences from Angelina in Paris.

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