My name is Stephanie Zonis, and welcome to the March, 2000 edition
of "For Chocolate Lovers Only". Each month, you'll find great
recipes, tips, and recommendations on chocolate specialties.
Recommendation of the Month: Not long ago, at a Chocolate
Show in New York City, a gentleman was handing out small samples
of hot chocolate. I tried to get near his booth to obtain a
sample, but that proved impossible for some time, as there was
always a crowd hanging around. I wondered about that, until
I was able to try the hot chocolate myself. It was creamy, smooth,
and rich--absolutely lovely. Then I found out that my sample
had been made from a powder with low fat milk, which impressed
me even more. For all of these reasons, March's Chocolate Recommendation
is Musetti Choc-issimo.
Choc-issimo is imported from Italy (who knew the Italians
made such great hot chocolate?); some of you may be familiar
with the Musetti name if you drink coffee. In any case, the
powdered mix is easily prepared at home, and it's available
in individual-serving packets or larger bags. Hot chocolate
is genuine comfort food to me, and I can't think of a better
way to cheer somebody up or a better drink for quality time
with your kids. Musetti Choc-issimo is available on line
at http://stores.yahoo.com/lafenice/mushotchoc.html; to order
it, click on the specific quantity you'd like. This is happiness
in a mug.
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