Let’s play Chocolate Russian Roulette!

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Do you like surprises?

 

Looking for a simple and easy date idea for you and your Chocolate Date this coming weekend?  Make it a date with your sweetie and discover new decadent treasures while having fun learning about chocolate!

image: movie scene from The Vow: http://youtu.be/0HdqBmipGhA

image: movie scene from The Vow: http://youtu.be/0HdqBmipGhA

 

Let’s have some fun and put you and your sweetie’s taste buds to the test! Play the game ‘Chocolate Russian Roulette’ inspired by the movie ‘The Vow’ featuring the beautiful Rachel McAdams and handsome Channing Tatum.

 

How to play?

 

Very simple. Before you meet up with your sweetie, buy a box of flavored chocolates (solid or filled) or truffles. When the time is right to play this game, pull out the box and each of you will randomly pick a piece and place it into your mouth. Enjoy the element of surprise and the fun of guessing the flavor. You can even use the enclosed ‘chocolate guide’ to see if you are right.

 

The Vow Movie

The Vow Movie

This is a great way to try different kinds of chocolates that you never thought to try. Surprise your taste buds and embark on new adventure with each bite.

 

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Your Body Will Go “Ahhh”…

Your Body Will Go “Ahhh”…

rose petal bath from coffee soul wine by Divinity Chan | www.TheChocolateDate.com ©2013-2014

 

Did you know soaking in a luxurious bath is a great way to mentally wash away the stress and worries of the day from your busy and crazy lives?

 

Imagine both of you just relaxing in the tub doing nothing else but being with each other and enjoying the time together. Be taken away to chocolate bliss!

 

Create a romantic and sensuous atmosphere by bringing together all the elements that will make the night special and luxurious. Turn up some sexy music and set out a couple of glasses of wine or champagne, light some scented candles and then scatter rose petals up to and into the bath. Feed your partner chocolate treats (truffles, chocolate treats or even chocolate covered strawberries).

 

Suggestion for chocolate bath

 

Full on Chocolate Bath: Fill your bathtub with approximately 36 gallons of warm-hot chocolate syrup, or melt your own chocolate. If you find it is too rich or thick, add some water to dilute it. You can also add a dash of edible essential oil such as orange, peppermint or rosemary, or sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg on the surface for a rich sensual experience.

 

Chocolate Bath Oil: Add some Chocolate bath oil to your bath and let your skin get moisturized while you inhale the delicious and decadent aroma. You can purchase these through spas, bath products stores and adult novelty stores.

 

Chocolate Bubble Bath: visit the web page for instructions http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Chocolate-Bubble-Bath

 

Tips for creating a wonderful chocolate bath experience:

Melt your stress away with chocolate bath1. Buy petals already packaged from local floral shops which will save you time from plucking them off the stems.

 

2. Warm towels/robes – warm these up in the dryer just before you need them. Once out of the tub, put on this on your sweetie and he/she will definitely love the warmth.

 

3. Phones – turn off the ringer or put your phone on vibrate. This is your time to be with your sweetie. Have all your messages go to voicemail – that is what you are paying for anyways.

 

4. If this can’t be done at home, check out your local spa to see if they offer chocolate baths in their facilities. Bundle it up with a few more services like a chocolate wrap and a massage and make it a decadent afternoon.

 

Love step: Try these ideas and let me know what is your favorite one. Or if you have any that you would like to share please post them on Facebook or here. Love to hear feedback from you so I know what works and what doesn’t.

 

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Grab Your Passport and Embark on a Chocolate Adventure!

Grab Your Passport and Embark on a Chocolate Adventure!

Embark on a chocolate adventure with your sweetie and travel back in time
– by Divinity Chan | www.TheChocolateDate.com ©2012

 

Take your sweetie on an adventure and visit a chocolate museum where you get to discover how chocolate came to be one of the world’s most treasured and loved treat. Find out how this dark bean came to being as it was originally used as medicine and prepared as a bitter and spicy drink to honor the Aztec Gods.

 

Considered the “Food of the Gods”, chocolate in its’ original bean form was so precious and valuable like gold it was traded as currency. Only Royalty and the privileged were able to enjoy this valuable beans of love.

 

Where are these museums? The following blog article from Dying for Chocolate (http://dyingforchocolate.blogspot.ca/2011/05/chocolate-museums.html) is filled with valuable information on chocolate museums around the world. this make a great excuse to travel internationally to foreign cities for the love of chocolate. Since this article is dated 2011 be sure to check to see if these museums are still open.

 

Each museum will have its’ own flavor on their history of chocolate. What to do after the visit? Go for a chocolate treat of course! Scout out a local chocolatier or cafe and indulge in appreciation how far this little bean has gone!

 

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Chocolate Museums: International Museum Day

Article by: Janet Rudolph
Sourced from: http://dyingforchocolate.blogspot.ca/2011/05/chocolate-museums.html

 

Today is International Museum Day, and what could be better than visiting a Chocolate Museum. I posted an original list in 2009 from Virtual Tourist of the World’s Top 10 Best Chocolate Museums. I’ve added a few more, including the list from Wikipedia. Happy Travels. I see I have a long ‘chocolate’ bucket list.

 

1. The Cologne Chocolate Museum (http://www.chocolatemuseum-cologne.com/): Cologne, Germany
Located on the Rhine River, this futuristic building gives visitors three floors of chocolate history to ponder, but the real center of attention here is the famous chocolate fountain. Museum staff dip waffles in the hot liquid for salivating guests.

 

2. Musee les Secrets du Chocolat: Geispolsheim, France
Complete with theater, tea room and gift shop that sells chocolate pasta, chocolate vinegar, chocolate beer and decorative antique chocolate molds, this museum is every bit as elegant as the country it represents.

 

3. Pannys Amazing World of Chocolate, Phillip Island Chocolate Factory; Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria, Canada
This facility houses such tongue-in-cheek exhibits as statue of David replicas, a Dame Edna mural and an entire chocolate town. Aside from the eye candy, visitors are treated to real candy with a chocolate sample upon arrival.

 

4. Choco-Story Chocolate Museum: Bruges, Belgium
In addition to dedicating a section of the museum to the health benefits of chocolate, this museum also houses a quirky collection of chocolate tins that pay tribute to the Royal family.

 

5. Museu de la Xocolata: Barcelona, Spain
The sculptures at this museum are so impressive, you’ll forget you’re looking at chocolate. Subjects range from copies of serious religious works to whimsical cartoon characters.

 

6. The Chocolate Museum (Musee du Chocolat) (http://www.chocolatemuseum.ca/): St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada
Museum pays tribute to the Ganong Bros who were candy makers in the area and who have the distinction of introducing the world to the iconic heart-shaped chocolate box, many of which are on display here. The Museum features hands-on exhibits, interactive computer displays, collections of historic chocolate boxes and antique candy-making equipment. Chocolate treats are a staple all the time!

 

7. Choco-Story Chocolate Museum: Prague, Czech Republic
Chocolate may be a feast for the palate, but this museum is truly a feast for the eyes. Collections of stunning antique chocolate wrappers and demonstrations of the chocolate making process.

 

8. Candy Americana Museum (http://www.wilburbuds.com/docs/museum.html), Wilbur Chocolate: Lititz, Pennsylvania
Started when the wife of the company president began collecting chocolate memorabilia at flea markets and antique shows, this now over-35-year old museum still admits visitors for free.

 

9. Chocolate Museum: Jeju-do Island, South Korea
While the chocolate workshop, “Bean to Bar” showroom and art gallery are all impressive, perhaps this museum’s biggest draw is their working San Francisco-style trolley car.

 

10. Nestle Chocolate Museum: Mexico City, Mexico
Known more for its modern design and the speed with which it was built (by most estimates 75 days from start to finish), this futuristic building is an exhibit in itself.

 

11. Hershey (http://www.hersheystory.org/splash.aspx): Hershey, PA. Do I need to say more? Visit the Museum on Chocolate Avenue

 

And from Wikipedia: More Chocolate Museums:

Heindl Schokolademuseum (Vienna, Austria)

Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Brussels, Belgium)

Choco Story (Brugges, Belgium)

Musée de chocolat Jacques (Eupen, Belgium)

Chocolate Caseiro Prawer (Gramado, Brazil)

Musée du chocolat de la confiserie Bromont (Bromont, Canada)

The Chocolate Museum (Havana, Cuba)

Kalev Chocolate Museum (Tallinn, Estonia)

Cadbury World (Birmingham, England)

Walker’s Chocolate Emporium Museum (Devon, England)

Chocolaterie Drakkar (Nonant, France)

Chocolaterium (Damville, France)

Le Paradis du Chocolat (La Côte-Saint-André, France)

Musée du Chocolat Bovetti (Terrasson-Lavilledieu, France)

Musée du Chocolat Des Hautot (Fécamp, France)

Musée du Chocolat Des Lis Chocolat (Nemours, France)

Planete Musée du Chocolat (Biarritz, France)

Halloren Schokoladenmuseum (Halle, Germany)

Rausch SchokoLand (Peine, Germany)

Ritter Sport ChocoExhibition (Waldenbuch, German)

Wawi Schoko-Welt (Pirmasens, Germany)  
– WAWI, Nappo and Moritz brands

Csokoládé-Múzeum (Budapest, Hungary)

Museo del Cioccolato Antica Norba (Norma, Italy)

Museo Storico della Perugina (Perugia, Italy)

Shiroi Koibito Park (Sapporo, Japan)

Chocolate museum (Jejudo, Korea)

De Chocoladefabriek (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Gemeentemuseum Weesp (Weesp, Netherlands)
– Local history museum with large collection of chocolate cups and Van Houten memorabilia

Nederlands Bakkerij Museum (Hattem, Netherlands)
– “Dutch Bakery Museum”, exhibits include Droste chocolate memorabilia, baking and confectionery equipment and memorabilia

Cadbury World (Dunedin, New Zealand)

Silky Oak ‘Chocolate Thru’ the Ages’ Museum (Napier, New Zealand)

Red October Museum of Chocolate (Moscow, Russia)

Museo del Chocolate (Villajoyosa, Spain)         
Chocolates Clavileno

Museo del Chocolate Valor (Villajoyosa, Spain)

Museo del Chocolate de Sueca (Sueca, Spain)

Alimentarium (Vevey, Switzerland)
Operated by Nestlé, includes exhibits on cooking, eating, purchasing food, digesting, and a history of Nestlé

Cailler-Nestlé (Broc, Switzerland)

Shokoland Caslano (Switzerland, Alprose)

South Bend Chocolate Company (South Bend, Indiana, United States)
– Tours of the chocolate factory and museum

Your Chocolate Make Out Session is About to Begin….

Your Chocolate Make Out Session is About to Begin….

– by MonSun Chan | www.TheChocolateDate.com ©2012

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Pucker Up Baby!

 

Aaaahhhh the kiss! It’s been said that is where the romance is. The electricity that happens when you touch your sweetie’s lips with your lips. Hmmm. Whether it’s the peck on the cheek, a big wet one on the mouth or light and feathery on the body, a kiss can get us hot and steamy or fall sweetly into love leaving us wanting more.

 

Did you know lips are part of the erogenous zone? Due to the high number of nerve endings, lips are sensitive and easy aroused when kissed. More sensitive than fingertips! Plus kissing lowers stress and increases endorphins, the feel good chemicals that your brain naturally creates. Who knew kissing is a stress reliever. How cool is that?

 

“Men who kiss their wives in the morning lives 5 years longer than men who don’t.” – Fact from Clorox. Hmm… something to think about huh?

 

Well, here at The Chocolate Date, we are all about heating things up and the kiss is no exception. Here are some fun ideas  you can play with your sweetie for a hot session that will melt chocolate in your mouth (and not in your hand).  Both of you will love creating these fun and sticky situations.

 

Your make out session is about to begin….

  

Indi Chocolate Lip balms

1. Chocolate Lips

Using chocolate flavored lip balms, liqueurs, or even coconut oil mixed with cacao powder/cocoa, dab on lips before going in for the smooch. This will have your sweetie wanting to taste more. Have fun using different chocolate flavors between kisses. If you want to add a game element, get your sweetie to guess the flavors.

 

 

 

2. Hersey Kiss

An oldie but goodie. Pop a Hersey Kiss in your mouth and let it melt a bit to coat your mouth so your sweetie can taste it. During the kiss pass the chocolate back and forth for some tongue action. Have fun playing with the different flavored Hersey Kisses. A mouthwatering experience!

  

 3.Hide and Seek

Play a game with your sweetie where they have to find the chocolate flavored spots on your body. Dab various parts of your body (wherever you want touched) with different kinds of chocolate flavors using liqueurs, edible assorted flavored massage oils (affiliate link), melted chocolate, and/or chocolate sauces for example. The sky’s the limit as to what you can use.  Your sweetie must find the spots using nothing but his/her lips.

 

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4. Feed Me Chocolate!

Using only your mouth serve your Chocolate Date a liquor-filled chocolate. Surprise your sweetie by biting into it just as you kiss so that the liquid spills deliciously over both your lips. It will be tongue licking good.

 

 

Here are just a few ideas to get your started on your kissing session. Have fun and play with chocolate. Kissing and chocolate make the perfect pairing as it both gets the endorphins going naturally. Not only a great stress reliever but guarantee both of you will have an awesome time too.

 

 

Action: Try these ideas and let me know what is your favorite one. Or if you have any that you would like to share please post them in the comment box below. We love to hear from you.

  

 

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All rights reserved ©2012 The Chocolate Date. Mon Sun C. created “The Chocolate Date”. It’s all about things to do on a date using chocolate where you can get turned on and excited again and again. Intrigued? Visit http://www.TheChocolateDate.com to download your complimentary eBook “10 Yummy Date Ideas for Chocolate Lovers” to get started on yummy gooey love.

Get Your Sweetie Bubbling with Excitement

Get Your Sweetie Bubbling with Excitement

– by MonSun Chan | www.TheChocolateDate.com ©2012

 

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Hmmm… chocolate! There’s something sexy about melted chocolate. It’s so effortlessly smooth and decadent. Now imagine a date night with your sweetie feeding each other food dipped in this smooth decadence. Talk about fun and sensual.

 

We’re heating your date with a chocolate fondue night.

 

Mercedes G: “If done right, fondue is the best dinner party meal.”

 

Having chocolate fondue is one of the easiest ways of incorporating chocolate on your date. Use a fondue set or melt chocolate in a pot or double boiler on low heat. Click here for how-to instructions. You get to make your own rules on whether double dipping is allowed.

 

Here are some ideas to get you started: 

 

Savory Chocolate Fondue – Use a savory chocolate sauce and dip in pieces of cooked lamb, venison, chicken, lobster or beef…whatever your heart desires.

 

1. Use savory chocolates both in milk and white chocolate. 

 

You can find chocolate bars made with spices such as rosemary, sea salt, or black pepper and meats such as bacon or beef. Just to name a few. You can melt these bars down on low heat and voila a savory chocolate dinner. Visit your local chocolatier for these specialty bars.

 

2.Traditional Mexican mole sauce 

 

Mole is a savory sauce made with many different spices including chocolate. This makes the perfect savory fondue base that you can make your own or buy a jar in your local supermarket that you can pour into the fondue pot. 

 

3. Sweet Chocolate Fondue – Melt your favorite chocolate using milk, dark or white chocolate bars.

 

Amazon Swiss Knight Chocolate Fondue

You can also look for chocolate that is specifically made as “fondue chocolate” and is available at local chocolate retail stores or in the baking section at the supermarket. Follow the directions on the package.

 

Prepare a platter of bite-sized pieces of marshmallows, candies, fruit (berries, orange slices etc…) and baked sweets (cookies, wafers, cake etc…)

 

1. Consider adding other delicacies such as chocolate caramel or flavored-infused caramels to the melted chocolate.

 

2. Have one fondue pot with dark chocolate and swirl in (rather than mix) melted white chocolate so that as you dip, you pull out a two-colored chocolate treat.

 

3. Have small bowls/plates of toppings you are dip your fruit into like sprinkles, shredded coconut, finely chopped nuts, and sesame seeds.

 

“I only recognize two food groups: fruit and chocolate. And if it’s fruit, it should be dipped in chocolate.” – Anonymous

 

There’s not much involved in setting up a fondue date night and can be set up on a spontaneous whim. You can use this idea again and again. To add some newness to the date, try experimenting with different kinds of chocolates. Treat you and your sweetie a night of decadence.

 

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WANT TO USE THIS ARTICLE IN YOUR EZINE OR WEB SITE?

You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it:
All rights reserved ©2012 The Chocolate Date. Mon Sun C. created “The Chocolate Date”. It’s all about things to do on a date using chocolate where you can get turned on and excited again and again. Intrigued? Visit http://www.TheChocolateDate.com to download your complimentary eBook “10 Yummy Date Ideas for Chocolate Lovers” to get started on yummy gooey love.

Chocolate is Not Just For Dessert!

– by MonSun Chan | www.TheChocolateDate.com ©2012 

Image by m_bartosch | Freedigitalphotos.net

Hmmmm… chocolate for breakfast and now you can have it for lunch and dinner too! What a great way to entice your sweetie for a meal of decadence with a savory twist. Plus both of you get the health benefits too.

 

In my last article on “How to Cook Healthy Meals Using Chocolate For Your Next Dinner Date” I talked about how you can cook with chocolate more specifically white chocolate and cocoa butter in Alfredo sauce and even steak. Chocolate is so versatile and can be added to any savory meal without any sweetness one would assume when they think about chocolate. I am always on the look out for ways to add chocolate to your dates and found the information and ideas in this online article would be a great resource to you.

 

What I like about the article is not only does it outline the health benefits but also provides a few ways you can incorporate chocolate into yours and your sweetie’s life effortlessly and easily. We all lead busy lives so let’s make Life a little simpler. Don’t you agree?

 

Just a few more ideas to add some newness to your chocolate dates to keep your love interesting and of course fun! Start planning your next lunch or dinner date with your sweetie and get ready to fall in chocolate heaven. Remember, “Women love chocolate and the men who know what to do with it!”

 

MonSun C. – The Chocolate Date Diva

 

P.S. Let me know how it goes. Post your comments below or on Facebook. Have fun!

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Bottomline’s High Energy for Life
Editor Judith Zimmer

 

Creative Cooking with Cocoa
from link: http://www.bottomlinepublications.com/content/article/diet-a-exercise/creative-cooking-with-cocoa#

Everywhere, it seems, you hear about the remarkable health benefits of cocoa, the unique and irreplaceable ingredient in chocolate. And sure, it makes sense to think of cocoa as an ingredient in desserts and sweet treats. But—guess what? Cocoa also can be used like a “spice” in savory dishes. Imagine this—adding cocoa to breakfast foods…salads…even pastas. To find out how to get creative with cocoa, our editors called Chef Ken Gladysz, executive chef at the Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pennsylvania, a company that has really developed the art of cooking with cocoa. Chef Gladysz uses cocoa in everything from barbecue sauce to ravioli—find out how you can, too…

 

COCOA 101
Derived from the dried seed of the cacao tree, pure cocoa powder delivers a powerful dose of natural flavanols that have been found to prevent clogged arteries…improve circulation…and reduce blood pressure.

 

You’ll want to look for unsweetened, organic cocoa powder or raw cocoa (also known as cacao) at health-food stores or online. Good brands to try: Sunfood (www.Sunfood.com) and Navitas Naturals (www.NavitasNaturals.com). Unsweetened cocoa powder is the most healthful type of cocoa—it contains 100% cocoa. It can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to three years. Avoid Dutch-process cocoa, which has fewer flavanols.

 

GET COCOA INTO YOUR DIET
Consider adding a spoonful of cocoa powder to your morning oatmeal or granola…or sprinkle it over whole-grain waffles or pancakes. For a healthy snack, dust over yogurt, shakes, smoothies or fruit. If you need to sweeten it, add a little raw honey. Cocoa powder can add zest to pastas…can be used as a flavoring for meat or poultry…and sprinkled into soups. Cocoa powder is delicious when used in combination with other spices (such as chili powder, cardamom, paprika or cumin). It adds a slight chocolate undertone that enhances other flavors.

 

Cocoa nibs, partially ground cocoa beans also available at health-food stores and online, can be sprinkled into salads and vegetable dishes or added to trail mix.

 

Cocoa in salad dressing? With salmon? Why not—these inspired recipes from Chef Gladysz show you how you can do it…

 

Cocoa Curry Salad Dressing

1 Tablespoon garlic, roasted and finely chopped
¾ teaspoon brown sugar
¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard
1¾ teaspoons pre-made yellow curry paste
5 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ cup orange juice
¼ cup rice vinegar
½ cup olive oil
1 cup canola oil
¼ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons chives, fresh chopped
2 teaspoons parsley, fresh chopped

 

Place garlic, brown sugar and mustard in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix curry paste, cocoa, orange juice and vinegar to make a paste. Add paste to the first bowl, and mix well. Combine oils, and slowly whisk into the paste mixture. Add pepper, salt and fresh herbs. Mix well. Taste, and adjust seasoning if necessary.

 

Refrigerate. To serve, drizzle over salad greens. Refrigerate unused portion.

 

Cocoa and Toasted-Almond–Crusted Salmon

1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
¾ cup almonds, toasted and chopped
2¼ teaspoons olive oil
8 six-ounce portions center-cut salmon fillets
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

 

Combine cocoa powder, almonds and olive oil, and mix well. Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Heat cooking oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Place four fillets in the pan, flesh-side down. Sauté salmon for 1½ minutes, or until the flesh side is golden brown. Place fillets on greased sheet pan, seared-side up. Repeat for other fillets.

 

Place sheet pan in preheated 375°F oven for four minutes. Remove from oven. Spread 1½ tablespoons of crust mixture over each portion. Return to 375°F oven for one to two minutes or until desired doneness.

 

Source: Chef Ken Gladysz is executive chef at Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

 

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Original publication date: April 1, 2011

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