If you’re any kind of a chocolate lover, you should definitely get your hands on Belgian chocolate. I mean the real stuff, made and enjoyed in Belgium.
Bruges, Belgium features the best chocolate shops on earth. The taste of chocolate there is beyond the scope of explanation. You need to experience chocolate in Belgium if you’re any kind of half-serious chocolate lover.
Chocolate’s Many Uses & Forms
Chocolate is truly versatile. It’s the duct-tape of foods.
- Chocolate as a gift
- Chocolate as an anaesthetic
- Chocolate in bed/ for arousal
- Chocolate as a weapon
- Chocolate for weight gain
- Chocolate milk
- Chocolate bars
- Chocolate bunnies
- Hundreds of flavours
- Chocolate ice cream
- Hot chocolate
- Chocolate fudge
- Chocolate truffles
- Chocolate cake
- Chocolate coated nuts
We know very well these lists are not exhaustive and can be longer.
Using the Price of Chocolate Bars to Gauge Inflation
Think about how long you have been buying chocolate bars. What was the price then and what’s the price now?
The price of Chocolate bars over time offers a great benchmark for gauging inflation. In the mid 1980’s, I used to pay on average 60₵ per chocolate bar at local convenience stores. Nowadays, I have to fork out about $1. The fact of the matter is many folks are willing to dish out a lot for chocolate.
The “Hershey Bar Index”
Tracking the prices of “regular” candy bars is a complicated project because over the years the definition of regular (ie, size and weight) has also changed. Contrary to popular opinion, the size of the average chocolate bar is not ever-shrinking. The price? Is a function of global trade.
The Chocolate Fondue- Walking on the True Side of Creativity
If experimentation is ‘your thing’, chocolate fondues are a great venue for you to try out different foods with chocolate. You can mix vegetables, breads, meats, heck whatever tickles your creative side.
Here are a few tried & true chocolate-fondue foods;
- Bananas slices
- Pear slices
- Apple slices
- Orange slices
You really don’t need fancy chocolates for a fondue. Regular milk chocolate is perfectly fine and will do the job.
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