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For the Chocolate Lover in Everyone
If you can't live without a daily bite of chocolate, have visions of chocolate truffles dancing in your head, or never gave a second thought to serving your wedding guests chocolate cake rather than the traditional vanilla, then we have a delectable treat in store for you.
In Chicken Soup for the Chocolate Lover's Soul, you'll discover the best places to hide your private collection of your favorite indulgence, laugh about one mom's remorse over sneaking some of her kids' Halloween candy (what mom hasn't? ), and applaud a very astute husband who knows how to make his overworked wife smile.
Celebrate your undeniable passion with your indulgence of choice--white, milk, or dark; frozen or hot--with this entertaining collection of stories, complemented by interesting trivia, informative history, and humorous anecdotes about the cacao bean--where it comes from, how good it is for you, and why you love it so much
As with most fine things, chocolate has its season. There is a simple memory aid that you can use to determine whether it is the correct time to order chocolate dishes: any month whose name contains the letter A, E, or U is the proper time for chocolate. --Sandra Boynton
“ All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt, ” once said Charlie Brown’ s creator cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. From the era of the Mayans in Central America to our day, everyone has savored chocolate. In the 21st century, the black-brown aromatic bean is more versatile than ever. It comes candied, roasted, confectioned and baked. It’ s the romantic couple’ s flavor of choice. The World Cocoa Foundation estimates that as many as 50 million people depend on the cocoa bean for their livelihood. Chocolate has even been conferred its own museum. In Chicken Soup for the Chocolate Lover’ s Soul, men and women alike try to dissect their love and craving for chocolate— whether writing about its soothing effect on the taste buds or coming to terms with their obsession with the cocoa bean-derivative— it’ s all a big celebration, all in the name of chocolate.
If you can't live without a daily bite of chocolate, have visions of chocolate truffles dancing in your head, you will savor the decadence of this collection of stories.
Chicken Soup for the Chocolate Lover's Soul celebrates the chocoholic's undeniable passion for indulgence in all things chocolate--whether white, milk, or dark; frozen, powdered, pudding, or pie; melted or whipped.
Meet fellow fanatics who have gone the extra mile all in the name of chocolate, revel in stories of romance and friendship that have been sweetened by chocolate and read how the sweet smell of anything cocoa has impacted and enhanced the lives of so many.
Throughout this entertaining collection of stories, you will also find delicious morsels of interesting trivia, informative history, and humorous anecdotes.
So sit back with this book (and your favorite chocolate treat, of course!) and let the decadence of Chicken Soup for the Chocolate Lover's Soul add even more richness and sweetness into your life.
About the Author
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are co-creators of the national bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Independently, they are widely sought-after motivational speakers. They live in California.Patricia Lorenz (Largo, FL) is a nationally-known inspirational, art-of-living writer and speaker and the author of six books. Patricia is one of the top three contributors in the country to the Chicken Soup for the Soul books with stories in 26 of the Chicken Soup books so far She's had over 400 articles published in numerous magazines and newspapers; is a contributing writer for sixteen Daily Guideposts books; four dozen anthologies; and an award-winning newspaper columnist.Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are co-creators of the national bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Independently, they are widely sought-after motivational speakers. They live in California.