Monday, December 5, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Provence Truffle

A Monet Bouquet of flavor impressionistically blending creamy Passion Fruit Liquor, Lavender Seeds and Honey ganache inside a pillow of Blanc Satin, adorned with a candied orange peel entrancing you to Giverny....
Ingredients: Blanc Satin, heavy cream,passion fruit liquor, lavender, honey, candied orange peel.

Place your order in fours, eights or sixteens! The Provence truffle may be enjoyed alone or with fruit and cheese or serve as a taste enhancer during a multi-course meal!
Thank you for your interest in #Shocolaate and have a sweet week!
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The Star Of India At-Home Cellulite Treatment

The Star Of India-An Intense Cellulite Treatment






Ingredients

Dark Chocolate

1 TSP Cinnamon Oil

1 TSP Cayenne Oil (Optional)

2 TSP Cinnamon Ground

2 TSP Cayenne Ground

1/8 Cup Butter or Margarine

Melt chocolate in a double-boiler until fully melted.  Pour into a glass or metal bowl and set for 5 minutes.  Add Cinnamon and optional cayenne oil to chocolate.  Mix well.  Add ground cinnamon and cayenne to chocolate mixture. 

Application 

Apply chocolate treatment to skin with a flat brush to target areas.  **IF YOU CHOOSE TO RUB mixture into skin, please wear a rubber glove.  This is a very powerful treatment.
DO NOT EXPOSE TO EYE, LIP AND NOSE AREAS.  Do not use if pregnant or lactating!

The Spirits Of Chocolate

While some of us are self-proclaimed gods and goddesses of something in this life, the ancients payed complete homage to their gods with a passion of servitude.  The most unique deities are of course are those who represent chocolate!  Chocolate played an important role in the ancient Mesoamerican cultures.  The Aztecs believed their chocolate god, Quetzalcoatl, brought the first chocolate tree from Paradise a moonbeam from the Morning Star.  Quetzalcoatl was said to have taught the people to utilize the cocao seed.  






In the Mayan culture, Ixcacao was goddess of fertility and chocolate.  Of course, her story is similar to that of the Aztec culture.  Ixcacao taught the Maya to plant seeds that would produce a bountiful cocao harvest.  



  






Photo credits:  www.goddessgift.com,  http://rawchoc.tribe.net

The Provence and so much more!


 Monet Bouquet of flavor impressionistically blending creamy Passion Fruit Liquor, Lavender Seeds and Honey ganache inside a pillow of Blanc Satin, adorned with a candied orange peel entrancing you to Giverny....
Ingredients: Blanc Satin, heavy cream,passion fruit liquor, lavender, honey, candied orange peel.

Place your order in fours, eights or sixteens! The Provence truffle may be enjoyed alone or with fruit and cheese or serve as a taste enhancer during a multi-course meal!
Thank you for your interest in #Shocolaate and have a sweet week!






www.shocolaate.com

Shocolaate: World of Beer And Shocolaate!

Shocolaate: World of Beer And Shocolaate!: DECEMBER 8 @ 6pm Beer and Truffle Pairing! http://clematis.wobusa.com/Events/SpecialEvents.aspx?id=208 World of Beer - Clem...

World of Beer And Shocolaate!

Special Event: The Winter Solstice Pairing with Shocolaate    WorldofBeerUSA.com

DECEMBER 8 @ 6pm


Beer and Truffle Pairing!


http://clematis.wobusa.com/Events/SpecialEvents.aspx?id=208


‎12/8/2011 join us at 6pm for The Winter Solstice Pairing with Shocolaate, an exclusive tasting event featuring 10 one of a kind truffles from Shocolaate and beer.

The price for this one of a kind event is only $25 and there is limited space so please RSVP to lisa.weatherston@wobusa.com today to reserve your spot. You will also receive a Loyalty Card, a $15 value, free of charge along with some ...See More

Friday, December 2, 2011

How Old Is Chocolate?

Most of us enjoy it.  Others claim they cannot live without it.  Its sweet symphonies tend to leave permanent impressions on our taste buds.  This age-old culinary, olfactory and taste sensation has been enjoyed for ages by many cultures spanning the world!  We seem to quickly express our like and desire for the sweet hero and remember our favorite 'choco' recipes, but does anyone know the age of chocolate?


It has been debated the use of chocolate dates back anywhere between 2000-3100 years.  The Mesoamerican luxury was said to produce frothy beverages and other enjoyable eats.  The Aztec and Mayan cultures had the 'exclusive' use of chocolate until the Spanish conquered Mexico.  This introduction changed the history of chocolate as we know it.



Photo credits:  napersettlement.org,  ideasinfood.typepad.com.

Chocolate Spirits

When is chocolate better than it's original form?  Some would say when it fuses with liqueurs.  There seems to be a synergy between chocolate and 'spirits.'  Over the years, savvy brands have broke from the norm by creating larger than life tastes with chocolate.  Taking taste beyond chocolate has been the mission for luxury liqueur brands for decades.  This marriage between spirit and chocolate satisfies the most fickle of tastes with rich decadence.

One of the most popular brands to anchor the union is Godiva®.  The Godiva® Original Liqueur has captured the interest of critics and consumers alike with it's velvety-chocolate, yet not overly sweet taste.  The Original is the cornerstone to a collection of five Godiva® spiritual experiences including Godiva® White Chocolate Liqueur, Godiva® Mocha Liqueur, Godiva® Milk Chocolate Liqueur and Godiva® Caramel Milk Chocolate!   


Do you crave a hint of vanilla with your chocolate spirits?  Grappi Chocolate Liqueur has just what you crave.    This rich and creamy offers a solid chocolate base with just a hint of vanilla.

Hiram Walker®, famous for world famous brandies, schnapps and other bar essentials has made their contribution to the world of chocolate liqueurs.  Creme de Cacao is popular for its rich dark chocolate taste and made from the finest Venezuelan and Brasillian cacao.



There are other decadent combinations of chocolate and spirits with coffee and other worldly flavors. Finding such wonders can be fun and well worth the investment!  The next time you enjoy anything chocolate, consider a spiritual enhancement.  It could make a world of difference in taste!

Have a sweet week!

@ShocolaateShop



Photo credits:   vineyardfs.com, napacabs.com, grandwinecellar.com

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Shocolaate: The Provence and so much more!

Shocolaate: The Provence and so much more!: " Monet Bouquet of flavor impressionistically blending creamy Passion Fruit Liquor, Lavender Seeds and Honey ganache inside a pillow of Blan..."

The French Kiss At-Home Spa Treatment

FRENCH KISS  This treatment was inspired by and fashioned after The French Kiss truffle! 




Ingredients

White Chocolate (One bag chips or two large bars) 

Fresh Grated Orange Peel

Crushed Pommegranite Berries

2 TSP Orange Oil

1/8 Cup Butter

Melt chocolate and butter in double boiler.  Pour into glass or metal bowl and set for 5 minutes.  Add orange oil to chocolate mixture and mix well.  Add orange peel to mixture.  Set mixture aside. 


Application     

Apply crushed pomegranate berries to the face with a flat brush.  May be applied to the neck and decollete.  Allow to set for 15 minutes.  Apply chocolate mixture over crushed pomegranate berries with a flat brush.  Allow to set for 15 minutes.


Removal
This delicious skin treatment may be removed by steamed towels, basin rinse or shower rinse.  Always remember to blot-dry with a clean towel!   


**DO NOT use this treatment if you are pregnant or lactating. 

Shocolaate: Special Event: The Winter Solstice Pairing with Sh...

Shocolaate: Special Event: The Winter Solstice Pairing with Sh...: Special Event: The Winter Solstice Pairing with Shocolaate