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March 24, 2009

A Chocolate Moment

Let’s all take a moment to clear our minds, breathe deep and think chocolate. Ah, yes, chocolate is an absolutely divine creation. Chocolate as we know it today is made of cacao beans. Cacao beans are grown in pods, which grown on cacao trees. Hundreds of years ago cacao beans were actually used as currency in Mexico and Central America.

Cacao pod:

There are countless variations of chocolate out there: dark, milk, white, sweet, semi-sweet. There are chocolate cakes, truffles, cookies, ice-cream and even a liquid version, hot chocolate.

Lindt makes a very special chocolate bar – 70% cacao chocolate with a cherry and chili pepper filling. This one is definitely one of my favorites.

The shell is deliciously bittersweet and the filling is sweet, sour and spicy all at the same time.

The flavor is unique and will definitely leave an impression on you. I recommend this to anyone who’s looking to jazz up their chocolate repertoire. If you have trouble finding it in a store, it can be bought online on or

“Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know which one you’re gonna get.”