Hi! My name is Stephanie Zonis, and welcome to the October, 2003
edition of “For Chocolate Lovers Only”. Every month,
you’ll find recipes, tips, and recommendations on great chocolate
specialties. This month: brownies for the time-challenged, the second
in a two-part series that looks at the advantages and disadvantages
Chocolate Recommendation of the Month: Say the word “Montana”,
and the mind conjures up pictures of trout streams, endless panoramic
views of the “big sky” there, and perhaps a national
park or two. How about adding some chocolate to that mental imagery?
The King’s Cupboard will be happy to help. Their sauces
and hot chocolate mixes are just what you need to add a touch of
style to your desserts or warm you up on a frosty October night.
The dessert sauces are available in varieties such as Bittersweet
Chocolate, Key Lime White Chocolate, and Espresso Chocolate; they
even carry several types of non-chocolate and no-sugar sauces. The
King’s Cupboard offers their sauces in pretty hexagonal
jars, meaning that they are ideal as gifts (if you can resist sticking
a spoon into them yourself, of course). There are genuine flavors
here besides sweetness, something I don’t see often enough.
And speaking of not too sweet, I must tell you about the The
King’s Cupboard hot chocolate mixes. I tried the Dark
Chocolate Chunk, which has big hunks of chocolate in it that melt
as you stir the mix into hot milk. It’s fun to make up a mug
of this, and it actually tastes like chocolate and isn’t too
salty. There’s also a Coconut Chocolate Chunk, with natural
coconut flavor, and a Mint Chocolate Chunk. Three “regular”
(no chunks) hot chocolate mixes and two no-sugar-added hot chocolate
mixes round out the offerings. The tins for these mixes look great
and will be usable long after the mix is gone; they’re really
substantial. For that Montana image makeover, you can head to www.kingscupboard.com
any time. Online shopping is in the works; meantime, to place an
order, call (406) 446-3060 or (toll-free) (800) 962-6555.
Upcoming Chocolate Event: Chocolate lovers, are you ready?
The Sixth Annual Chocolate Show is returning to New York
City! Mark your calendar now; the show runs Thursday, 13 November
through Sunday, 16 November. As always, there’ll be chocolate
samples and chocolate holiday gifts, and look for the chocolate
fashions and sculptures, too—they are truly amazing every
year. Demonstrations by top pastry chefs and chocolatiers? But of
course! This year there will be three kitchen-theaters, and the
demonstration roster looks amazing.
The Sixth Annual Chocolate Show will open daily at 10 am
(closing hours vary by day) and will once again be held at The Metropolitan
Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. Admission
price is $20.00 per adult, with discounts for senior citizens 65
and over, ID-card-bearing students, and children ages 6 to 14 (kids
under 6 get in free). Tickets are available at the door or in advance
or www.chocolateshow.com. This is a great opportunity to do a little
early holiday shopping and taste some terrific chocolate into the
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