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Known for making the most expensive chocolate in the world, To’ak produces small editions of single-origin Ecuadorian dark chocolate from the oldest and rarest variety of cacao on earth. The ground-breaking company based in Ecuador is also pioneering the art and science of aging chocolate in barrels and various other mediums. And now, at long last, To’ak is releasing two new limited editions, both of which have been many years in the making: Single Malt Islay Cask Matured, which was aged for two years in a Laphroaig Scotch whisky cask ($355 per 50-gram bar), and their terroir-driven labor of love, El Niño Harvest 2016 ($275 per 50-gram bar). To’ak’s Single Malt Islay Cask Matured dark chocolate is a marriage made in heaven for whiskey connoisseurs and chocolate enthusiasts alike. As it turns out, the co-founders of To’ak Chocolate are also unabashed devotees of Scotch whisky—particularly, the peaty single malts of Islay, the most storied whiskey-producing region in Scotland. After sourcing a cask…

More than just chocolates, zChocolat is a sublime palate-pleasing pleasure; each bite worthy of receiving your full attention to their savoring, and offers chocolate-lovers a complete, luxury experience…

Ingredients – 3 1/4 cups (18cl) whipping cream – 5 teabags or 2 tbsp (10g) – 3 tbsp (60g) buckwheat honey​ – 7.8oz (220g) dark chocolate (70% minimum) – 2 tbsp (25g) butter – 2.6oz (75g) cocoa powder Preparation Bring the cream to the boil in a small saucepan. Remove from the heat, add the tea and leave to infuse for 4 minutes. Remove the teabags or tea leaves after 4 minutes. Place the honey and chocolate in a bowl, then slowly add the tea-flavoured cream, stirring with a wooden spatula. Heat in a bain marie until the mixture is smooth and glossy. Off the heat, add the butter in small pieces and mix gently. Line the base of a rectangular baking dish with baking parchment. Pour in the chocolate cream and chill in the fridge for 2 hours. Slide a knife around the edges of the dish to help…

LUXURIOUS & DELICIOUS…WE LOVE CHOCOLATE Whether you eat it, cook with it, dress wearing the color, there is so much to love about this beloved food and color! Here are a few of our favorite things about it and a beautiful collection compiled by our Editor! Pictured in editorial: From left to right: Marc Jacobs cuff, Dolce & Gabanna makeup, vintage crown wall art, pink champagne truffles, Carlos Santanta prestige shoes, French farm dark cohcolate and praline fondue, chocolate brown cocktail dress, Dolce & Gabanna satin pochette.

There’s nothing quite as decadent as indulging in a velvety piece of chocolate that instantly melts in your mouth. Partaking in the sinful pleasure of alluring your senses with chocolaty goodness is a pastime well worth its investment. With its dark mysterious power to alter moods, enhance a holiday, and illicit sensuality, chocolate is a delectable treat that is always adored. Although the competition out there can be stiff when it comes to chocolate, undeniably, no one knows chocolate better than Godiva Chocolates from Brussels in Belgium. Origins of the Godiva Chocolate Company Joseph Draps was the master chocolatier who brought the world Godiva chocolates. With a vision of creating luxurious chocolates with rich cream fillings, he opened the Godiva chocolate company in 1926. It was at the suggestion of Draps’ wife that the company be named after the legendary and courageous, but ever so lovely, Lady Godiva. In addition…

The history of Chocolate spans thousands of years, originally discovered in the pods of the cacao (kah KOW) trees in the rain forests of the Americas. These pods,…

Oh, when thinking of love, the mind wanders to the love of chocolate. That lovely, splendid, smooth, good-feeling inducer and seductive taste sensation that can be ordinary or luxurious but is always tantalizing. The cocoa tree’s scientific name is theobroma cacao, meaning “fruit of the gods” and fruit of the god’s indeed! Over the centuries, legends have claimed that the consumption of chocolate benefited you with strength, health, faith and passion all attributed to magical properties it was thought to possess. Still, this icon of love endures and is a part of our lives. Cooking with it is a particularly indulgent activity, though important to note melting chocolate must be done carefully. Scorched chocolate will change the taste and texture and it must not come into contact with water. It will seize even with a few droplets and become unworkable! When buying chocolate it is worth restricting yourself to making…

Chocolate massage and chocolate facials smell good enough to eat, but it is not recommended. However, this is definitely a luxurious and decadent way to be pampered! Chocolate…