Monday, November 05, 2007

Sex in a Wrapper

The Cadbury Flake adverts were well known through the 70's and 80's. Who could resist the combination of delicately folded chocolate and the sexual innuendo that seemingly ran through those famous words -
"Only the crumbliest, flakiest chocolate, tastes like chocolate never tasted before"
Go HERE for a retro blast.

So what is it about the seeds of cacoa tree, that when fermented, roasted and ground become the basis of the world's sexiest food.
That's me talking, of course, you may prefer jelly, or peas, but in my book chocolate is where it's at.
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(a Giant Slab from Hotel Chocolat - HERE - pure sensuality)

I know that when I eat it chocolate the alkaloids theobromine and phenethylamine stroke my seratonin levels inducing a huge but short lived amount of pleasure. I am not really bothered by the sciency bit - I just know it does things.
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(Booja Booja is HERE)

The earliest records of the use of chocolate was found as residue in early Mayan pottery. Known as xocolatl, the Maya were drinking hot chocolate before bedtime at around 400BC. These clever people associated chocolate with the Xochiquetzal - goddess of fertility (who else?).
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(modern pre-bed drink from Charbonnel et Walker - heaven!)

I love all forms of chocolate, happiest when involved with sexy little additions of citrus fruits, cherry, mint etc, but I am most easily swayed by the wrapper of a Green and Blacks 'Pure Maya God' or a heavily cocoa-ed up bar of anything.
For Christmas I am thinking of buying myself one of these....


... but I am not sure how much writing I would get done!

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18 comments:

leslie said...

I am so glad that chocoholism and vegetarianism don't have anything to do with one another!
I am a dark darker darkest chocolate person.
Who needs meat and vegetables anyway?!

Minx said...

I have many horrible habits, Leslie, but this is one of my better ones. I suppose we are chocoveggists.

Taffiny said...

My cat licked my keyboard the other day, couldn't for the life of me figure out why. Now that keyboard you have there, that is worth licking.

I think it has something to do with how it melts with the heat of your tongue, sweet tasting warmth, melting into you. So smooth and creamy, it coats, slides....

*note to self- fruit, you are to eat fruit for breakfast. Don't let Minx's blog sway you, or before you know it, you will be having a slab of dark chocolate every morning, and purchasing packs of lime green underwear.

Debi said...

Now what was that recent post saying? Something along the lines of 'complete chocolate whore' and including the words 'I'm not a ...'

Ha! Hoist by your own petard.

john.g. said...

Chocaholics delight....A new drink in my local, chocolate flavoured VODKA!!

Shameless said...

Oh, yes, I want that keyboard too. I would write heaps and heaps, lots of melting words! BTW, there's something for you over at my blog.

Minx said...

Kayboards should not be licked, Taff, you don't know who has had their hands on them?

Debi, I think you admitted to being a 'complete chocolate whore' and I just agreed with you. Anyway, gotny choc?

Chocolate goes with anything, John G, it is one of its talents - except bacon crisps maybe, and roast potatoes and spinach.

Oh, is it chocolate, Shameless? Coming....

Lee said...

This post should be flagged with 'objectionable content', as in cruelty to dieters, since all I've eaten today is one roll, salad, and some clear vegetable soup.

Poetess said...

I am a recovering chocoholic.

Chocolate is not sexy when it gives you a migraine. But sex helps migraines so its all swings and roundabouts. Ohh I feel dizzy.

Poetessxxxxxxxxx

Enjoyed your post

Minx said...

Reliable information (supplied by a fellow chocolate lover) tells me that dark chocolate is far from fattening, Lee. I believe this to be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the the truth - now give me another piece.

Oh, poor Poetess, and a substitute is just not the same.

Roberta said...

I have recently discovered I can't each chocolate. I nibble a piece and then go so soundly asleep that it mimics a coma. Sugar, I'm assuming but instead of going to a doctor (we no longer have, he left) I avoid the stuff.

I adore your keyboard! Maybe that will get me writing again as I can't eat it!

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Chocolate, vanilla, chocolate, vanilla - life is so full of tough choices. Now I have to see if I can procure some of that stuff they call Liquid Chocolate from Hotel Chocolat...

Minx said...

Not sure what your problem is, Roberta, chocolate and then a nice nap sounds ideal!


Beware of that site, Vanilli, it is addictive. I can recommend most of it but have to say I haven't tried the liquid choc - mmmmmmmmmm.

mutleythedog said...

I prefer meat myself.... what?? Did I say something wrong??

Jon M said...

I had some chili chocolate, phwetooee!!! I like those big slab things meself!

Minx said...

There is something really naughty just saying the word 'slab' - and the chilli and orange is to die for.

Roberta said...

Sweetie: there is a difference between a nap and a coma. I do miss Chocolate, though.

Especially the dark kind with lots of cocoa!

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Mmmmmmmmm.... very good, thank you!


Scarlett & V.