Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Chocolate Romance

Call me traditional or a purist but I believe Valentine's day is a day fro chocolate in any of its many forms. If I was in the chocolate business I would wait for February 14th with great anticipation and see my bank account grow tremendously {there's a business idea!}.


But business aside, chocolate has been historically an aphrodisiac because of its smell and the role it plays in the release of pheromones in our bodies. It is believed that the ancient Mayas and Aztecs believed this to be true and was adopted by Spanish conquistadors who brought the cocoa seeds to Europe... as you can imagine, this delicious flavor spread quickly throughout the old continent!


Those of you celebrating with a special someone and are thinking about having dinner at home, maybe you you can start your the night by making your chocolate dessert first, that way you do something delicious together that you can enjoy later... Hmmm!!!


Personally, I'm an ice cream / chocolate cake kind of girl and proud of it! I believe there is something very satisfying in enjoying chocolate in its purest form. Anyways, hope you get some ideas for tomorrow or if you're giving up sweets for Lent, then I apologize for your terrible craving for some dark deliciousness!

Have a sweet day! 

47 comments:

  1. Love chocolate - the darker, the better. And yes, I adore the smell of it, too. x

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  2. This looks absolutely delicious! yummy i love chocolate!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  3. yum!!! im a chocoholic so i definitely agree x

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  4. Such lovely photos did you take these? I love chocolate and certain timed of the monthore so they say it is the magnesium you are craving ha! Maybe that is the love connection making babies! : 0

    Ali of www.dressingken.com

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  5. Okay, I need chocolate...STAT!

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  6. The chocolate pot at the bottom left looks divine. Women need chocolate!
    M x

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  7. The chocolate pot looks incredible - that's a recipe I need to try out! :)

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  8. Delicious! What is more valentines day than chocolate?
    thisiskatefunk

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  9. Chocolate + Valentine's day = perfection!
    I'll be making lavender hot chocolate...mmm...

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  10. i just happen to adore See's candy and divinity. It's really like a drug, isn't it?

    oxoxox from San Francisco
    Amy
    http://bridechic.blogspot.com

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  11. I can only agree with you! Chocolate it is! xo Caroline

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  12. Oh the chocolate is a very important part of it.
    Check out zchocolat in france. They have a splendid selection.

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  13. Oh mY!!! these look delicious...I'm going to pin only the ones that don't need too much butter!! I just finished baking a flourless cake....with 7 yokes! and 2 sticks of butter....ooopsss...once a year right?

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  14. I LOVE chocolate, and this post has left me incredibly hungry :)

    Lynn
    CARMEN VOGUE

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  15. I could not agree more - one of the many reasons I love this holiday! The more chocolate the better!! :) xo

    go for the glam

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  16. So true! Chocolate + Valentine's day = perfection!

    http://naomemandeflores.com/en

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  17. Seriously give me anything chocolate and I am a happy camper! :)

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  18. Excuse me while I drool all over my keyboard... yum! Especially #2!

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  19. You might find this hard to believe but I really don't like chocolate. There are a couple exceptions to the rule, like a chocolate cake covered in vanilla ice cream and caramel...yum.

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  20. Valentine's Day IS for chocolate, but who could leave it to one day? Hope your Valentines Day is filled with love and lovely things.

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  21. Everything looks so delicious! You are right, Valentine's is all about the chocolate!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  22. Oh, chocolate (especially dark) is my favorite! My husband and I's favorite is Salazon's dark chocolate with cracked black pepper and sea salt. To.die.for. Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!

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  23. I absolutely agree that Valentine's Day must have chocolate!! I love all kinds, but right now some chocolate ice-cream sounds amazing!

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  24. I'll take all of this chocolaty goodness, whether it's Valentine's Day or not!

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  25. Oh my! These look absolutely delectable. We will have some sort of chocolates today for sure. :)

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  26. Now I'm craving some really really really good deep dark chocolate just like in this post. Yum!

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  27. Oh my gosh. Now I want some chocolate right this second. YUM! I almost forgot that Valentines Day is all about chocolate. I hope you get some good stuff tomorrow. YUM!

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  28. Oh my goodness, my mouth is watering! These all look so delicious!

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  29. these look amazing! i'm cheating tomorrow and just got dessert from trader joes!

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  30. All of these sweet treats look amazing. I have to admit that I love chocolate in all of its wonderful forms.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  31. oh my, all of these look mouth watering! i am not really a fan of valentine's day, but i won't say no to any of these recipes. especially those cocoa covered truffles. thank you for sharing all these recipes, and for the lovely comment on my blog!
    xoxo

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  32. yummm! HAPPY V DAY!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  33. It's a good thing I just had chocolate for dessert or I would be having major cravings from this post! Everything looks delish.

    always, koru kate

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  34. Thank you for sharing!! Ymmmyyyyy


    XX,
    Miranda

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  35. Yum - I'm a truffle/brownie girl myself.

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  36. Omg this post is making me drool!
    xo
    Sharon

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  37. Your post made me reach for the box of chocolates hidden in the drawer. Awesome post.

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  38. Oh my goodness, I have surely gained weight just reading this.
    So yummy!

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  39. These all look (too) good!! Ahh...

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  40. the chocolate looks just delicious!

    http://rambleswithreese.blogspot.com

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  41. I am such a chocolate girl and I wish I could have a bite of the first cake right about now. Oh boy, coffee and cake = Monday perfection! Have a great start to the week, sunshine.

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