Posts Tagged ‘Love’

Best Chocolate Recipes Ever!

Friday, January 27th, 2012
Ed Engoron, Co-Founder of Choclatique
Author of Ed Engoron’s Choclatique, Running Press, 2011

Bittersweet Chocolate TartThis week a couple of recipes from Choclatique—150 Simply Elegant Desserts were named by Jennifer Jeanne Patterson, reporter for MORE.com, as two of the Best Chocolate Recipes Ever! Now this was in an article where renowned chocolatiers and pastry chefs shared their favorite dessert, candy and drinks recipes. The two she loved from Choclatique were Faultless Chocolate Soufflé and Bittersweet Chocolate Tart. It just so happens that these are a two of my favorites as well. Aside from the recipes there were several other interesting desserts that I will be making and tasting over the weekend. You can read all about it here.

Martha Stewart WeddingsMartha Stewart also had great things to say about Choclatique—the chocolate on her Bride’s Guide. We are always pleased when Choclatique is recognized for our fine work in both our recipes and in our chocolate products.

As we get closer to June and wedding season we have found that many brides and grooms are adding a beautiful chocolate table to their guest offerings. Why not be the first in your area to consider building a chocolate table?

Chocolate tables can be as simple as layers and layers of small traditional or personalized truffles, giant centerpieces or even a chocolate fountain that brings chocolate fondue to a higher, more participatory level. Chocolate tables are something that everyone always remembers. Don’t wait until the last minute… start thinking about a chocolate wedding today.

And if you didn’t already suspect it, more proposals for marriage are made on Valentine’s Day than any other time of the year. If you’re already thinking of something to give your honey for Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with chocolate.

Here are a few new things to ponder from Choclatique; they won’t disappoint even the most jaded chocolate aficionado. Think about these for both your betrothed and your future wedding guests. You can use our “Build-A-Box” website tool to pick whatever chocolates you want from over 150 choices to fill an 8-, 15- or 30-piece box. Another fun option is a Choclatique SweeTweet, which allows you to spell out a phrase of your choosing. How about something like “I love you… marry me!”? Of course, there are always our beautiful Love assortments—the most beautiful and decadent chocolate hearts in the world.

It’s almost February and love is definitely in the air. Think chocolate!

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Valentine’s Day: Buy-A-Box—Borrow A Quote

Friday, January 29th, 2010
— Joan Vieweger, Co-Founder of Choclatique

When I was in elementary school, before the world became so politically correct, we were allowed to share Valentine’s Day cards and Necco Wafer candy hearts with the kids in our class. We made a lot of little girls very happy with the sugary hearts embossed with sayings like “Hot Stuff,” “I Love You” and “Be Mine.”

Nothing has really changed—both little girls and lovely ladies still love to get candy for Valentine’s Day. The big dark (chocolate) secret is that little boys and big guys love to get gourmet chocolate as well.

Love CollectionMany creative people have written such wonderful words about love and Valentines and I wanted to include them in our Choclatique Love gourmet chocolate assortments for Valentine’s Day. I tried for weeks to find some way to add words of love atop our beautifully tempered, hand-decorated and polished Valentine’s hearts, but the two goals were incompatible. It was either beautiful, luscious chocolate or some sayings that didn’t seem appropriate.

Even I am sometimes at a loss for words when it comes to Love… a lot of guys are. I did a little research to find out what others have said about Love to borrow a phase or two.

Here are some of the best I found…

Heart 1I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever.

Amy Tan

Heart 2The love we give away is the only love we keep.

Elbert Hubbard

Heart 3Infantile love follows the principle: “I love because I am loved.”
Mature love follows the principle: “I am loved because I love.”
Immature love says: “I love you because I need you.”
Mature love says: “I need you because I love you.”

Erich Fromm

Heart 4Love doesn’t make the world go ’round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Franklin P. Jones

Heart 5There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

George Sand

Heart 6There is no remedy for love but to love more.

Henry David Thoreau

Heart 7A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

Ingrid Bergman

Heart 8Love does not die easily. It is a living thing. It thrives in the face of all of life’s hazards, save one — neglect.

James D. Bryden

Heart 9Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.

John Lennon

Heart 10Where there is love there is life.

Mohandas K. Gandhi

Heart 11The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

Mother Teresa

Heart 12Do you love me because I’m beautiful, or am I am beautiful because you love me?

Oscar Hammerstein, II

Heart 13Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved. Difference of object does not alter singleness of passion. It merely intensifies it. We can have but one great experience at best, and the secret of life is to reproduce that experience as often as possible.

From The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde

Heart 14Earth’s the right place for love. I don’t know where it’s likely to go better.

Birches
Robert Frost

Heart 15Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

Robert Heinlein

Heart 16If I know what love is, it is because of you.

Herman Hesse

Heart 17I love you; Not only for what you are But for what I am when I am in love with you.

Robert Croft

Heart 18Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.

St. Augustine

Heart 19I could find a thousand words to tell you how wonderful you are, but I don’t need a thousand words to show you what’s in my heart… Choclatique.

Ed Engoron, Co-Founder Choclatique

If you’re looking for love in all the right places and seeking a little romance, here are the chocolate and the words.

The Choclatique Love Collection is a beautiful assortment of luscious, heart-shaped chocolates that will fulfill your dreams with that very special gal or guy. Each romantic flavor casts an aphrodisiac-like spell that is the envy of cupid himself. All of our delicious Love chocolates are hand-decorated, heart-shaped and encased in our rich, bitter-sweet, yet fruity dark chocolate, creamery milk chocolate or snowy white chocolate couverture.

Our passionate Choclatique cupids will hand-pack and ribbon tie your selections and deliver them to everyone on your list. Each box comes complete with a gift card with your words (or ours) of love.

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