Monday, January 7, 2013

Chocolove - Strong Dark Chocolate bar - January 7, 2013

Chocolate of the Day:

Strong Dark Chocolate bar
Weight: .533 oz. (15 g.) / 3.2 oz. (90 g.) total bar
Calories: 80 calories in 1/6 bar
Cost: $4.99 for 1 bar
Purchased from: BevMo!, Mountain View, CA

Today was Day #7 of Chocolate and Poetry Theme Week.

I was reading poetry quotes as I sampled this Chocolove (Boulder, CO) "Strong Dark Chocolate" (70% Cocoa Content) bar. I was trying to select a few pretty words to pair with today's bar.

Made from Belgian chocolate, this bar had a strong snap to it. I wondered if I should find a poem from a Belgian poet, or a strong poet?

I stumbled on this poem, from Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda:

"I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
In secret, between the shadow and the soul."
-- Pablo Neruda

It sounded almost wrong to ascribe this poem to one's desire to eat chocolate. But, if the poem fits...

Ultimately, I decided to go with part of the William Shakespeare verse from "Venus and Adonis" that was printed on this inside of this Chocolove bar wrapper. (All Chocolove bars I've seen come with a poem inside.) This selection from Shakespeare read in part:

"...'Ay me,' quoth Venus, 'young, and so unkind?
What bare excuses mak'st thou to be gone;
I'll sigh celestial breath, whose gentle wind
Shall cool the heat of this descending sun:
I'll make a shadow for thee of my hairs;
If they burn too, I'll quench them with my tears..."

-- William Shakespeare

Note: Another few verses from this spicy love poem was printed inside the current (expir. Jan. 2013) wrapper of Chocolove's Ginger Crystallized in Dark Chocolate bar.

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