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Icon 11 posted March 14, 2006 21:53      Profile for supergoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I mean, I've seen chocolate bunnies and chocolate eggs...

But a chocolate fax machine?

They also have more assorted goodies on that page, including a chocolate cell phone, a chocolate cowboy hat, a chocolate gym locker, and a chocolate electrical socket.

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Years ago (about 1980) my parents gave me a chocolate 35mm camera, looks like they sell the same one.
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Amis tsk tsk tsk .

These are just gimmicks made by chocolate companies that don't know how to make good chocolate. It doesn't matter what shape the chocolate it in, it depends on how it tastes. This is what americans have to do to sell thier sub-standard chocolate.

disclaimer: I'm american

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quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
These are just gimmicks made by chocolate companies that don't know how to make good chocolate. It doesn't matter what shape the chocolate it in, it depends on how it tastes. This is what americans have to do to sell thier sub-standard chocolate.

Actually, the only reason I had heard about this company is because at a recent competition that I attended, one of the prizes in our goody bag for getting 2nd place was a piece of seashell chocolate. The chocolate is actually quite good.

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I like Trufettes de France. Team Six at Clipper had them over Christmastime. Man, were they decadent!!!

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quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
Amis tsk tsk tsk .

These are just gimmicks made by chocolate companies that don't know how to make good chocolate. It doesn't matter what shape the chocolate it in, it depends on how it tastes. This is what americans have to do to sell thier sub-standard chocolate.

disclaimer: I'm american

No disclaimer needed IMO. I completely agree.

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Sure it's a hunk of chocolate shaped like a fax machine... but, the question is: Can they make one that I can actually use to correspond w/ someone? I would so totally buy one. [crazy]

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I want a chocolate e-mail...

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Trivia... during the early years of Geekculture.com, Nitro and I used to sell "Coco the Chocolate Computer"...

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here's the text to the manual...

This manual describes the installation and operating procedures for Coco the Chocolate Computer.

Requirements for using this product
Coco is a cross-platform product. Users of any operating system will find Coco performs to their great satisfaction. However, to perform most effectively, Coco requires chocolate-compatible taste buds.

Introduction:
Congratulations on your purchase of Coco the Chocolate Computer! Coco is the ultimate in chocolate-shaped technology. We are sure you will enjoy your Coco, and we would like to thank you for giving Coco a good home, (even if for a short while).

WARNING:
Geek Culture assumes no liability for any tummy aches or sugar rushes caused directly or indirectly through improper pigging out on Coco or other indulging activities. If you do not trust yourself being alone with dear sweet Coco, we suggest you always open Coco with a friend.

Instructions:
Step 1: Carefully remove Coco from his groovy cello packaging.
Step 2: Say “hello” to Coco, and introduce him to any of your friends.
Step 3: Connect the desired part of Coco to your taste buds.
Step 4: Using your teeth, break Coco into smaller, delicious little chunks.
Step 5: Savour Coco’s sweet chocolately taste, then swallow, sending Coco to his new home in your tummy.

Remember, Coco may have a sweet, short life, but there are always more Coco’s where he came from!

Troubleshooting Tips:
Q. I can’t decide which part of Coco to eat first, the keyboard or the monitor. Any suggestions?
A. Traditionally, most geeks start with the keyboard. It is bite-sized and ready for eating. Some geeks however, love to gnaw away on the chocolately monitor first, saving the keyboard to eat as a snack later. There’s really no wrong way to eat Coco!

Q.While eating Coco, I get an overwhelming desire to drink milk. Am I crazy?
A. No, not at all. It is very likely that Coco is planting this desire into your subconscious. You see, Coco loves milk! In fact, he uses it to help him slide down into your tummy.

Q. My Coco doesn’t dance around like the animated GIF on your website. Is my Coco broken, or does he require some kind of training?
A. No, he’s not the one that is broken. Usually Coco is tired after his long journey to you, and may not feel up to dancing about. We suggest you eat him.

Q. Coco seems to have disappeared! We only just got him a few minutes ago, now all that is left is tiny little chocolate crumbs! What gives?
A.Your Coco, like many others before him, was a victim of Pigged-out-on-Coco-itis. Don’t be alarmed, this is a very common occurrence, and each Coco is carefully prepared and trained since birth to expect this situation. There is no need to grieve for your lost Coco. Coco has served with honor, and he is now in a much better place.

Technical Support:
Each Coco is backed by a large, professionally trained team of chocolate computer technical support staff. If you have any questions or comments about Coco, please email them to .....

Specifications:
Coco comes with a lifetime warrantee (Coco’s lifetime).
Coco is made from pure milk chocolate, but he may have been in contact with nuts. If you have any allergies to nuts or nut products, do not eat Coco.

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quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
Trivia... during the early years of Geekculture.com, Nitro and I used to sell "Coco the Chocolate Computer"...

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Wow, why don't you still sell 'em? I'd buy one, if only for the manual. [Big Grin]

In other news, if you want a truly unique chocolate something, I've heard of chocolatiers offering to sculpt a bust of a client's head...

Unfortunately, I can't seem to track down any sort of link to substantiate this. Maybe it's only offered by web-phobic luddites. [Frown]

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Wow, a chocolate bust? I'd sooo buy that! Whose? [Big Grin]

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quote:
In other news, if you want a truly unique chocolate something, I've heard of chocolatiers offering to sculpt a bust of a client's head...
Whenever I hear the word chocolatiers, I always think I heard chocolate ears.

I suppose a chocolate head would have chocolate ears though.

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I know of a chocolate champagne bottle, But Unfortunatly i doubt they use alcohol on the recipie [Big Grin] (damn).
God this is making me hungry,
GIMME CHOCOLATE!!!

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quote:
Originally posted by cheryl:
I know of a chocolate champagne bottle, But Unfortunatly i doubt they use alcohol on the recipie [Big Grin] (damn).
God this is making me hungry,
GIMME CHOCOLATE!!!

That is one of the great swiss chocolate inventions that has not caught on in america. Chocolate filled with alcohol. Usually it's cherry schnapps (Kirsch) , but baileys, whiskey, rum, and many other s are also readily avialable most anywhere in the country. I have even seen chocolate schnapps.

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Here in the UK, there is a company called Green & Black's , which makes the most amazingly delicious chocolate. Best part is that it's fairly traded (and organic). I just indulged in a bar of their dark chocolate with whole cherries, and yes, I'm in complete heaven. Highly recommended [Big Grin] .

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quote:
Originally posted by skylar:
Here in the UK, there is a company called Green & Black's , which makes the most amazingly delicious chocolate. Best part is that it's fairly traded (and organic). I just indulged in a bar of their dark chocolate with whole cherries, and yes, I'm in complete heaven. Highly recommended [Big Grin] .

Ah, Skylar... Don't tell everyone, there won't be enough to go round [Wink]

Mine is raisin & hazelnut, yummy!!

links for anyone interested:
http://www.greenandblacks.com/

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quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
quote:
Originally posted by cheryl:
I know of a chocolate champagne bottle, But Unfortunatly i doubt they use alcohol on the recipie [Big Grin] (damn).
God this is making me hungry,
GIMME CHOCOLATE!!!

That is one of the great swiss chocolate inventions that has not caught on in america. Chocolate filled with alcohol. Usually it's cherry schnapps (Kirsch) , but baileys, whiskey, rum, and many other s are also readily avialable most anywhere in the country. I have even seen chocolate schnapps.
I'm not sure we're allowed to have that here. We've got some weird liquor laws. I can't imagine that people wouldn't like them.

A friend gave me a box of Belgian chocolates for my birthday. Yum!

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Cognac-filled chocolates - mmm mmm good!
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quote:
Originally posted by skylar:
Here in the UK, there is a company called Green & Black's , which makes the most amazingly delicious chocolate. Best part is that it's fairly traded (and organic). I just indulged in a bar of their dark chocolate with whole cherries, and yes, I'm in complete heaven. Highly recommended [Big Grin] .

I don't know whether you were aware of this but the company was bought out last year by Cadbury Schweppes. I hope they give them enough autonomy so that they maintain the standard of their product and their business ethics, but I am not over optimistic.

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My new favorite chocolate is a milk chocolate and hazelnut Ritter Sport. [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by TMBWITW,PB:
My new favorite chocolate is a milk chocolate and hazelnut Ritter Sport. [Big Grin]

That stuff's nasty.

But I'll never understand why they call a chocolate product 'sport'.

It's like the minivans called 'sport.' You're not kidding anybody.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
quote:
Originally posted by cheryl:
I know of a chocolate champagne bottle, But Unfortunatly i doubt they use alcohol on the recipie [Big Grin] (damn).
God this is making me hungry,
GIMME CHOCOLATE!!!

That is one of the great swiss chocolate inventions that has not caught on in america. Chocolate filled with alcohol. Usually it's cherry schnapps (Kirsch) , but baileys, whiskey, rum, and many other s are also readily avialable most anywhere in the country. I have even seen chocolate schnapps.
I've had several varieties of those. They are pretty good, but unfortunately, hard to find. I have seen some varieties for sale over the counter in a few candy stores, since the overall alcohol content is so low you'd go into a diabetic coma before getting drunk. [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by Sxeptomaniac:
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
quote:
Originally posted by cheryl:
I know of a chocolate champagne bottle, But Unfortunatly i doubt they use alcohol on the recipie [Big Grin] (damn).
God this is making me hungry,
GIMME CHOCOLATE!!!

That is one of the great swiss chocolate inventions that has not caught on in america. Chocolate filled with alcohol. Usually it's cherry schnapps (Kirsch) , but baileys, whiskey, rum, and many other s are also readily avialable most anywhere in the country. I have even seen chocolate schnapps.
I've had several varieties of those. They are pretty good, but unfortunately, hard to find. I have seen some varieties for sale over the counter in a few candy stores, since the overall alcohol content is so low you'd go into a diabetic coma before getting drunk. [Wink]
The ones I like over here contain about half an ounce of hard alcohol each. half a dozen and you are feel ing pretty good. the full dozen and you can't walk any more. ( a shot is about 1 ounce)

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What about chocolate covered marzipan? Has anyone else tried it? I LOVE the stuff but unfortunately it's difficult to find in the States.

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quote:
Originally posted by Daniélín Aine:
What about chocolate covered marzipan? Has anyone else tried it? I LOVE the stuff but unfortunately it's difficult to find in the States.

If you're not opposed to See's Candies, they've got 'em. They do mail order and a 1lb custom mix box of marzipan chocolates is less than $20. Not sure what they charge for shipping.

Is it obvious that I like See's? [blush]

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