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#149707 - 11/03/05 02:12 PM on the tip of my tongue
Owlbow Offline
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Registered: 10/21/03
Posts: 389
Loc: Rhode Island, USA
And in yours TEd - thank you.

For me, coffee and chocolate are of the class of things that serve to enhance the sweet experience. and yes, I do have many cavities

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#149708 - 11/03/05 03:31 PM Re: on the tip of my tongue
tsuwm Offline
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personally, I take my dark chocolate with a nice pale ale.

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#149709 - 11/03/05 04:54 PM Re: on the tip of my tongue
of troy Offline
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Loc: rego park
chocolate cake, yes, yum yum.

but plain chocolate? i have no real interest. my chocolate chips (stored in a lightproof, air tight container, in a cool place) all get a bloom of cocoa butter before i use them up.

(otherwise, it Baker's unsweetened, and semi-sweet, and now even Baker's White choclate in the cabinet with baking supplies, quietly waiting for their chance to be incorporated into brownies or cake (complete with ganache filling, chocolate frosting, (and often, garnished with blanced almonds, dipped in chocolate) --i realy like chocolate chocolate cake!
(i like a nice mole sauce too,)
unsweetend chocolate, chunked, with a small quanity of suger, and a tablespoon of cocoa powder in a blender, becomes wonder hot chocolate with the addition of boiling water, (no milk or cream) the blender makes the chocoate nice and frothy..
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#149710 - 11/03/05 05:11 PM Re: on the tip of my tongue
Father Steve Offline
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Registered: 09/06/00
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Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
There is no such thing as "white chocolate," he harrumphed.

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#149711 - 11/03/05 07:10 PM Re: on the tip of my tongue
Zed Offline
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Registered: 08/27/02
Posts: 2154
Loc: British Columbia, Canada

I take tea to the adult discussion group every Sunday and when I realized that one couple preferred coffee i started taking a thermos of coffee as well. They were appreciative but since I don't drink it I make coffee badly. I asked for advice and each week got a friendly critique: use finer grounds, make it stronger or whatever.
One week Ronda said "This is perfect. You've finally got the coffee just right. Whatever you did this morning keep doing it just the same way."
So I do - I stop at 7-eleven every morning and buy a thermosful of coffee.


PS I vote with the padre, "white chocolate" is a contradiction in terms.

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#149712 - 11/03/05 08:01 PM NAACP
Father Steve Offline
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Welcome, Zed, to membership in the NAACP -- the National Association of Actual-Chocolate Purists -- which entitles you to all of the benefits (including recently discovered anti-oxidant benefits) of real chocolate. Accept no substitutes. And emblazon your tunic with our motto: "Chocolat ou mort".

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#149713 - 11/03/05 08:28 PM chocolatte
Alex Williams Offline
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Registered: 01/05/01
Posts: 1814
Loc: Spam Factory
On a cold wintry night a really nice drink is hot chocolate with a shot of Bailey's Irish cream with an optional shot of coffee liqueur.

As for morning coffee, I like a "red eye," a shot of espresso added to a cup of coffee; I take it with cream and sugar. Lacking an epsresso machine at home, I just make the coffee absurdly strong.

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#149714 - 11/03/05 09:10 PM Re: NAACP
sjmaxq Offline
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Registered: 07/20/03
Posts: 3230
Loc: Te Ika a Maui
Quote:

Welcome, Zed, to membership in the NAACP -- the National Association of Actual-Chocolate Purists -- which entitles you to all of the benefits (including recently discovered anti-oxidant benefits) of real chocolate. Accept no substitutes. And emblazon your tunic with our motto: "Chocolat ou mort".




No poncey FMSdRese for me, I'll stick with the simple "death before decaf"
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#149715 - 11/03/05 09:42 PM Re: NAACP
Elizabeth Creith Offline
addict

Registered: 03/22/05
Posts: 500
Loc: Northern Ontario, Canada
They call it "white chocolate", but it lacks all the necessary ingredients - like 300 psychoactives. Sigh. Can anyone suggest another name? Me for the 75%+ dark stuff. I take Paxil, but when I'm having a really bad day, I break a square off the 85% cocoa bar I keep in the freezer. It helps a lot.

As for decaf, what's the point?

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#149716 - 11/03/05 10:43 PM Re: chocolatte
inselpeter Offline
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Registered: 03/14/01
Posts: 2379
Loc: New York City
Cocoa made with a square of bitter chocolate in boiling water and a little chili pepper, but not milk or sugar, good.

Milk, bad.

Weak coffee silly. And usually annoying.

And decaf? The word says it all. "'De-caf': go away, this ain't coffee."

What do they do with all that caffeine, anyway?

Very nice cappuccino can be made with a $1 cheese strainer. But it contains milk.


Edited by inselpeter (11/03/05 10:44 PM)

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