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APRIL 2002

Dessert Lasagne

Dark Mocha Crème Brulee

Chocolate-Cherry Bread

Chocolate Chip-Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Sweet Spot


Hi! My name is Stephanie Zonis, and welcome to the April, 2002 edition of "For Chocolate Lovers Only". Each month, you’ll find recipes, tips, and recommendations on great chocolate specialties.

Chocolate Recommendation of the Month: It’s my guess that the nice folks at Webster’s Dictionary weren’t thinking about food when they defined terms like “habit-forming”, but that’s only because they weren’t confronted with Toffolos at the time. And what, you ask, is a Toffolo? Mrs. Weinstein’s Toffee produces single-bite-sized pieces of toffee, then covers them with milk, dark, or marbleized milk-dark-white chocolate. The results are shiny, pretty, definitely chocolate, and abandon-hope-all-ye-who-enter-here compelling. They are of a perfect size to pop into your mouth, and there’s something about the combination of the crunchy, sweet toffee and the thick, smooth chocolate that results in disappointingly-empty packages in record time. I adore the Original flavor, but for the more adventurous there are also Chocolate Mint or Cookies & Cream varieties.

But Mrs. Weinstein’s Toffee doesn’t stop there; they also offer a dark chocolate-covered assortment of almonds, hazelnuts, and pecans. In addition, they make—more toffee! You can choose almond, hazelnut, or pistachio toffee, all covered in milk chocolate. Most of these products come in several sizes, and I especially like the clever cube boxes for the Toffolos. Looking for a delightful gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or your favorite college student studying hard for finals? This company is a fine place to start your quest. It’s easy to reach Mrs. Weinstein’s Toffee by phone (toll-free at 866-965-0422), fax (805-965-8123) or at their website (; online ordering is available. Just make sure you leave some of those Toffolos for me!

Do you have a comment, question, or suggestion? I’d like to hear it. You can reach me at: Because I receive too much junk e-mail these days, please specify that you’re writing about something chocolate. Thank you!