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Hi! My name is Stephanie Zonis, and welcome to the January, 1999 edition of "For Chocolate Lovers Only". Each month you'll find great recipes, tips, and recommendations on where to find chocolate specialties. This month, the column is devoted to "keeping it simple". We're all recovering from the holidays, and no one wants to do anything too complicated, so none of this edition's recipes are terribly challenging.

Chocolate Recommendation of the Month:
January's Recommendation is Chocolove, at P.O. Box 19526 in Boulder, CO 80308. Chocolove makes bars of Belgian chocolate in eight varieties, ranging from pure milk chocolate to dark chocolate with cocoa bean pieces to an extra strong dark chocolate. This company is proud of the high cocoa content and ultra-smooth nature of their products, and I am here to tell you they have every right to be. This is delicious chocolate. And I forgot to mention the love poems; the inner wrappers of all bars are printed with love poems, written by Byron, Shakespeare, and the like.

To find Chocolove on line, the address is: www.chocolove.com. You can also call the company at (303) 786-7888 or (888)-CHOCOLOVE (leave a message). These chocolate bars would be great for Valentine's Day, but don't restrict their consumption to one day in the year! Incidentally, Chocolove bars can be found nationwide at such stores as Whole Foods, Wild Oats, and Fresh Fields (see the website for more information on availability). Williams-Sonoma is the exclusive source for two additional Chocolove bars: a hazelnut in milk chocolate, and a dark chocolate with dried cherries and almonds. If you or someone you know loves good-quality chocolate, give these bars a try.

Do you have a comment, question, or suggestion? I'd like your input into this column. You can reach me at: sdziadwm@nac.net;please specify that you're writing regarding "For Chocolate Lovers Only". Thank you!