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Weird feeling eating chocolate?

I've started getting this weird hot/puckery/irritated feeling eating chocolate. Allergy testing results suggest it's not an allergy, though. What else could it be? [more inside]
posted by en forme de poire on Sep 27, 2016 - 18 answers

chocolate covered bugs

When were chocolate-covered bugs invented? What and where were the first chocolate covered bugs? [more inside]
posted by aniola on Aug 2, 2016 - 3 answers

my cat might have eaten a chocolate croissant

My cat might have eaten a chocolate croissant. I am not sure though. Please help me figure out what to do. I am scared. [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Aug 1, 2016 - 22 answers

Is there chocolate subscription in the UK that's definitely gluten free?

I want to get a friend and his new wife a monthly chocolate subscription to celebrate their wedding, but I am having a hard time finding one that is gluten free. Please help! [more inside]
posted by kendrak on Jul 21, 2016 - 6 answers

What can I do with a pound of shattered chocolate Easter bunny?

I was gifted a giant Palmer hollow milk chocolate Easter Bunny (this one, The “GrandBunny”) that’s cracked into a bunch of pieces. I took the pieces out of the box and put them into a plastic bag in my fridge. What can I do with this chocolate? [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Jun 25, 2016 - 17 answers

The consistency is off-pudding

I had a momentary craving, so I made a batch of chocolate pudding. Oh right, I hate pudding's texture and consistency. The flavor is delicious though. What do I do with all this pudding? [more inside]
posted by late afternoon dreaming hotel on Jun 14, 2016 - 18 answers

Milk chocolate that isn't horribly sweet?

I love milk chocolate, but all the milk chocolate I can find is too sweet. Does anyone know of a brand, available in the US, that's delicious and rich and fatty but not so sweet? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Apr 28, 2016 - 18 answers

Fair-trade, Hyperbole-free Chocolate Information

Seeking books and articles (journalistic or scholarly) on chocolate, slavery, and child labor that focus on the facts of the matter, rather than on advancing a cause. [more inside]
posted by sibilatorix on Mar 23, 2016 - 6 answers

What to do with these special vinegars?

So, my wife and I are not cooks. But for Christmas, we were given flavored balsamic vinegars: one each of blackberry ginger, dark chocolate, and strawberry. What is a good way for us to use these? Salad dressings? If so, what kind of salad goes well with chocolate vinegar? Or should we pour it over ice cream?
posted by maurreen on Feb 6, 2016 - 19 answers

What do we eat to balance the chocolate?

My partner and I are going to to a 3-day "Chocolate Fest" for research purposes and expect to end up sampling lots of chocolate. What can we do to reduce the impact of all that theobromine and caffeine? [more inside]
posted by sibilatorix on Jan 5, 2016 - 12 answers

Where can I buy chocolate rum balls near Washington, DC?

I'm looking to buy (not make) some chocolate rum balls in metro Baltimore or metro DC area. I don't really want to drive to Virginia to get them, but I would if they were fantastic. Buying chocolate rum balls online is an option, but I haven't had good luck with that. [more inside]
posted by Rob Rockets on Dec 6, 2015 - 5 answers

Chocolate Letters for People Allergic to Chocolate

'Tis the season for chocolate letters! Complication: my mom and my sister are allergic to chocolate. I want to make tasty Non-Chocolate Letters for them. What are my options? Open to ideas that involve baking, candy making, and more. CAROB HAS BEEN VETOED. [more inside]
posted by heatherann on Nov 27, 2015 - 21 answers

Uniquely Canadian things to send my penpal?

I wish to send my dear Finnish penpal a bunch of cool things you can only buy in Canada (and maybe also stuff that may be sold elsewhere but is only really popular in Canada). What to send, MeFi? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Nov 5, 2015 - 19 answers

Sweet squid search suffering sad stalemate

I'm looking for sweets shaped like tentacles/squid/octopuses for a gift but apparently in this day where everything exists on the internet, these don't! Has anyone seen anything that would work? [more inside]
posted by theseldomseenkid on Oct 19, 2015 - 7 answers

Cinnamon and Cayenne and Chocolate, Oh My!

A local coffee shop makes this amazing coffee drink that they call a Mocha en Fuego. It's a mocha with cinnamon and cayenne that I get iced and it's the most delicious coffee drink ever. Please help me recreate it at home! [more inside]
posted by Weeping_angel on Oct 5, 2015 - 12 answers

Can I dutch my own cocoa?

I've gone keto, and mix small amounts of cocoa powder and heavy whipping/double cream to satisfy my sweet tooth. I bought natural, unsweetened cocoa powder (both a Whole Foods brand and Hersey's), but find them both too acidic/harsh. Can I "dutch" them myself by adding some sort of base? [more inside]
posted by troytroy on Sep 16, 2015 - 12 answers

What kind of candy am I stealing?

I have been swiping mystery candies from a dish where I work. They aren't mine and they aren't there for me to eat. But I find myself alone with the dish sometimes and they get eaten. [more inside]
posted by cellura p on Aug 30, 2015 - 27 answers

New to tofu

How do I marinate tofu so it ends up with a chocolatey flavor? End goal: put the tofu in a soup. [more inside]
posted by aniola on Aug 25, 2015 - 18 answers

Heart-shaped box of coffees, please

I wanna eat a coffee bar. Does it exist?? [more inside]
posted by artdrectr on Jul 22, 2015 - 14 answers

The most perfect chocolate cake in fiction?

I vaguely recall a Louise Erdrich story which has a character obsessed with finding the recipe for the most perfect Sacher Torte that he tasted when he was young. Which book is it? [more inside]
posted by ovvl on Feb 7, 2015 - 3 answers

chocolate chocolate chocolate ack

I need the BEST CHERRY CORDIALS IN THE WORLD that can be ordered online and mailed! [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Dec 19, 2014 - 5 answers

Need suggestions for US Chocolatiers offering Marshmallow confections.

During the Holidays, I like to order chocolate, and the choices are endless, so I need recommendations. I've read some of the earlier threads, but I'd like to narrow the field and ask for more specific suggestions. First, I'd like to avoid nuts and initially focus on chocolates that have marshmallow centers. Second, I'd prefer companies that are located in the US in order to keep shipping cost to a somewhat sane level. Third, though not necessary, companies that offer print catalogs would also top my list. [more inside]
posted by Beholder on Nov 17, 2014 - 16 answers

Shipping food across the country - ice packs necessary?

I want to ship (locally store-bought) chocolate and (homemade) jam across the country (US). Will the quality noticeably diminish if I don't use ice packs? [more inside]
posted by dragonfruit on Jun 27, 2014 - 10 answers

Transmuting Abuelita into chocolate pudding

Cooks, do you think I can make chocolate pudding with Abuelita hot chocolate tablets and coconut milk? [more inside]
posted by zepheria on Jun 14, 2014 - 4 answers

Why wouldn't a cubic meter of chocolate solidify?

I read recently that it is technically impossible to make a cubic meter of chocolate, because the center would never solidify (emphasis mine). Why wouldn't a one meter cube of chocolate fully solidify? My naive understanding of chocolate production implies it might be technically challenging to properly temper a meter cube of chocolate as a single piece, and I have no doubt that nobody has equipment to do this on hand, but I don't know why it would be impossible. Is it true that the center of a cubic meter of chocolate would never fully solidify? If so, why is it so? If merely solidifying is not the problem, is there some reason it would be impossible to properly temper such a mass of chocolate?
posted by jepler on Jun 5, 2014 - 17 answers

Novelty Chocolate Recipes

Flavor my chocolates, please? Bonus points for uncommon. [more inside]
posted by aniola on May 9, 2014 - 34 answers

Why do I have to put the hot chocolate in first?

When I make instant hot chocolate, the directions always say to put the hot chocolate mix into the mug and then pour hot (not boiling) water on top. This does seem to produce better results than stirring the mix into hot water, although that might be confirmation bias. Does this actually work better? Why? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Apr 11, 2014 - 19 answers

How can I score a Happy Easter Bilby?

I know Australia has taken the idea of the Easter Bunny and turned it on it's [feral pest] head in the form of the Easter Bilby, highlighting native species. Where can I buy one of these chocolate darlings that will ship to the US? [more inside]
posted by sweetmarie on Mar 20, 2014 - 5 answers

How to convey lots of love with only a little chocolate?

Husband and I will be snowed in for Valentine's Day, from the looks of things. I have one bag of semisweet chocolate chips and one tin of cocoa powder. Also have half and half (no heavy cream), 2% milk, AP flour, baking powder and sugars brown and white. I know lots of recipes for cookies, cakes, brownies, etc., but if I am snowed in for several days with a full recipe's worth of chocolate ANYTHING I am going to eat more than is prudent. Does anyone have any PROVEN recipes for small amounts of chocolate-y delight? Recipes for two would be ideal. I've tried to Google, but most of the small scale recipes I'm seeing are either unreviewed or require an ingredient I don't have on hand. I am currently unable to shop due to Snowpocalypse 2014. Thanks in advance.
posted by little mouth on Feb 13, 2014 - 18 answers

Looking for good alternative to Trader Joe's Sipping Chocolate

I received a tin of Trader Joe's Sipping Chocolate for Christmas, and have enjoyed it down to the last tablespoonful. But when I went to TJ's this weekend to pick up more, I found out it was a seasonal item and won't be back until next November. Wahh!! Hope me!! [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex on Feb 10, 2014 - 14 answers

Suggestions for a coffee-related drink I might like?

I would like to get some kind of coffee-related drink, but I'm not sure what I'd like. I like Kahlua & milk, and chocolate things, but when I've tried black coffee I haven't liked it. I will be heading to a Starbucks in the morning so please give me an idea of what I could order there. [more inside]
posted by marble on Jan 1, 2014 - 32 answers

All your chocolate are belong to me.

I received an 11 pound bar of Callebaut MILK chocolate last year. I have about 10 pounds of it left. What on earth am I going to do with it?? [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 on Dec 31, 2013 - 23 answers

Need ideas for chocolate-flavored olive oil

I was gifted with a bottle of chocolate-flavored olive oil. What are some of your favorite recipes or uses for the stuff? I don't want it to gather dust in my cupboard.
posted by Rosie M. Banks on Dec 19, 2013 - 14 answers

Best and Easiest Chocolate Cake Recipes

In a fit of limerance I told my new dating partner that I would make them a birthday cake of their choice since their birthday falls on Christmas Eve and they never get one. They want something chocolate and decadent. I used to bake all the time so I have the skills but life stress has zapped my energy. What are your easiest and most decadent chocolate cake recipes so I can please her in the spirit that I intended?
posted by kanata on Dec 16, 2013 - 26 answers

Where to find exotic chocolate in San Diego/Los Angeles

This winter I'll be going to a holiday party to which I'll need to bring the most exotic chocolate I can find. Apparently some guests to this party start their search for exotic goods six months in advance because of reasons, but as I am new to this universe I'd like to at least attempt to bring something of note now that I've been allowed to join the inner circle as it were. Where in San Diego, Orange County, or Los Angeles could I get delicious but intriguing chocolate? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Dec 4, 2013 - 12 answers

Vegan scotchmallows?

My sister is on a very restricted diet to help out her immune system. No milk, no eggs, rare if ever gluten. Her favorite sometimes treat is See's Scotchmallows (milk or dark chocolate, honey marshmallow, and caramel) and she is looking for an alternative. I've googled around and looked at Etsy and some favorite vegan places, but I am not seeing anything that looks good. I thought maybe the the Vosges version, but it is made on the same equipment with milk. Does anything have any recommendations or something else that might help her miss them less? Thank you in advance.
posted by eleanna on Dec 3, 2013 - 6 answers

Can't find peanut butter cup recipe

I can't seem to find a recipe I'm fairly certain I've seen in the past for peanut butter cups. I seem to recall that it involved not using any actual peanut butter, but starting with peanuts and grinding them up kinda coarsely with something else in them to get that weird, chunky, not-quite-peanut-butter consistency to the filling. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by DoctorFedora on Nov 28, 2013 - 4 answers

Point me to the best chocolate bars

When I encounter the chocolate bar aisle at a Whole Foods/Trader Joe/Central Market (if you're in Texas) type store, I am struck dumb by OPTION PARALYSIS. Please recommend me the best 2 or 3 brand/variety type chocolate bars to try next time I find myself in one of those hellpits. Muchas gracias!!!
posted by slappy_pinchbottom on Nov 25, 2013 - 46 answers

Chocolate frosting emergency!

I am making a birthday cake to serve to a bunch of kids, and I just did the first stage of the frosting recipe: I melted 125 grams of chocolate with 75 grams of unsalted butter. Then I realized the next step involves raw eggs, which I'd rather not use in a recipe for young children. (Especially because it will probably sit out for a while before serving.) But I hate to waste the chocolate and butter. Without using raw eggs, what can I do to transform this melted butter/chocolate mixture into a delicious chocolate frosting? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Nov 21, 2013 - 19 answers

Where can I find chocolates wrapped in sports ball foil wrappers?

I'm looking for chocolates wrapped like soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, etc etc. [more inside]
posted by rabu on Nov 3, 2013 - 5 answers

How can I resolidify (temper?) pure cocoa butter?

How can I get liquified cocoa butter and candy to reharden? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Oct 25, 2013 - 4 answers

What chocolate brand do you recommend, hopefully available online?

I want to buy delicious chocolate, online preferably. I would prefer pure chocolate (milk or dark with no nuts or any distractions) or truffles (creamy with no flavor other than chocolate). I have seen a couple of websites online, but would like your recommendations... [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Sep 29, 2013 - 29 answers

A semi sweet chocolate glaze for yellow cupcakes

I have on hand semi sweet chocolate chips, butter, honey, confectioner's sugar, vanilla, whole milk. Can I substitute honey for light corn syrup? Or, can I substitute milk and butter for heavy cream? [more inside]
posted by maggieb on Aug 26, 2013 - 5 answers

How to keep your nomnoms from melting

How do I keep my fancy French chocolates from melting? I am flying overseas, have a night at home, then driving all day the next day. I am hand-delivering them to the recipient and I don't want to hand over a gooey mess. [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Jul 10, 2013 - 8 answers

A smooth porter that tastes like roasted coffee and chocolate?

In the 1990s, my favorite beer was Bert Grant's Perfect Porter. It was delicious and easy to drink, and had the tastes of chocolate and roasted coffee. Sadly, it is no longer brewed. Please help me re-capture the taste of my youth by recommending other porters that have a similar taste. Something that might be available in Minnesota would be best, but I get to travel sometimes.
posted by Area Man on Jun 10, 2013 - 27 answers

Individually wrapped fair trade chocolates in bulk?

I have a booth at a trade conference a couple of times a year and I have spent time and money curating a reputation as someone who gives away very good chocolate at my booth. To date I have given away Lindor Chocolate Truffles. Then this year someone popped along and asked me if they were fair trade. No, dammit, they are not fair trade. But owing to the nature of my business, they probably should be. Please suggest some fair trade chocolates that I can substitute for Lindor truffles. [more inside]
posted by bq on Feb 27, 2013 - 11 answers

Worlds Finest Chocolate, really?

So fall/winter in the US is when I am barraged by schoolkids and their parents to buy chocolate or trinkets or coupon books to raise money for the school. My very specific question is is this an American thing only? Pros and cons of this are not relevant here, but i am curious if other countries turn their students into salesmen. If so, what do they sell or fundraise with outside the states?
posted by asockpuppet on Dec 11, 2012 - 26 answers

Looking for Australian chocolate covered licorice

Where can I find black chocolate covered red licorice? It's big in Australia, but I'm in the US! [more inside]
posted by Pwoink on Dec 4, 2012 - 12 answers

Lonely ganache, seeks pastry for Thanksgiving sweet adventure

Pastry chefs; powers of ganache, unite! (Help!) [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on Nov 21, 2012 - 8 answers

Clever confections company caption coveted

What should i name my chocolate company? [more inside]
posted by beetsuits on Nov 10, 2012 - 25 answers

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