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Chocolate: Think Outside the Box

Published: February 26, 2010

Dear Chocolate,

Your heart-shaped candy molds are not fooling anyone (anymore). As humans, we know anything that’s been around for more than 2,000 years is not without a dark sideā€”and yours is especially complex. It’s been a bitter sweet adventure, Chocolate, and while we appreciate your sugar-coated efforts, we know there’s more to you than brownies and candy.

Remember when we first met in Central America? We didn’t always need sugar to be friends. A little spice, maybe… And remember when the Spanish took you and mixed you all up with cinnamon and sweetener? Sure, it tasted delicious, almost sinful. So focused we became on dessert, we nearly forgot to eat dinner.

So here’s to you, Chocolate, and all your savory glory.

Chili Con Carne y Chocolate
Savory Chocolate Recipes
Scharffen Berger Cacao Rubs
Chocolate BBQ
Bobby Flay’s Chocolate Cornpone with Hot Mexican Chocolate Sauce

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