Sorry. I cannot resist anything having to do with Chocolate. Yes, this is a chocolate blog hop. What’s a chocolate blog hop? Well, it’s about chocolate, silly!
Chocolate is just the most wonderful thing in the world. And I am one of the lucky few who gets chocolate prescribed by my doctor! Yay! Feeling sick? Bring on the Godiva!
Yeah, unfortunately, a good old cheap Hershey bar just doesn’t cut it. It’s gotta be dark. The darker the better…. with all its melty yummy goodness.
Ahhhhhh. Who needs a freaking romance novel when you can just dive in to a box of delectable goodness.
I was going to describe eating chocolate as if I were writing for a romance novel, but I came across this fantastic poem and decided to post this instead.
This poem is by the lovely and talented Julie Catherine. (Apparently, a fellow chocoholic) Enjoy!
Do You Dream in Chocolate
Do you dream in chocolate
When stardust kisses your eyes
And the fondant veil descends
Caressing night with velvet sighs
Does its fullness brush your tongue
With ganache swirls upon your lips
And linger on your sweetened buds
On sumptuous, creamy tips
Or burst upon your silken throat
Entice with earthy, bold intent
And tickling notes of berry wine
Play butter curves’ lament
Does its bouquet tempt your palate
With cocoa sheen upon the rose
Cocoon you in mahogany sheets
Milky pillows for sweet repose
Do you dream in chocolate
When moonlight paints your eyes
And nectar from ambrosial liqueur
Embalms your trembling thighs
© Julie Catherine Vigna, 2011
You know what? I’m just going to sit back and do nothing but eat chocolate tomorrow. That sounds good, right? It’s a chocolate vacation for me! Yay!
Wanna hijack my blog in honor of chocolate day? Be the first to email me and ask Really Really nice 🙂 I can be bribed with free goodies, too. Oh! How about free goodies for my readers? Yeah, that’s a good idea. Bribe me and you get a post on my blog tomorrow. (I never said I couldn’t be bought)
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- Tunesday Tuesday – Chocolate USA (missykulik.blogspot.com)
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*Reads through comments.* There’s such thing as chocolate wine? Mind = blown.
Definitely can’t relate! But I can appreciate your enthusiasm for the finer things in life.
Huh? Does that mean we have a non chocolate lover among us?
I totally agree that it’s gotta be dark chocolate!!
I think that’s the sexiest ode to chocolate I’ve ever read. I think those chocolate thoughts all the time. It’s like the author read my mind!
Julie definitely nailed it.
Whew! Great poem. And yeah, Godiva, bring it!!! 🙂
I love both dark and milk chocolate, but I can fool myself into thinking the dark is somewhat good for me and therefore, I feel less guilty about eating it. I admit I also have a bit of a weakness for chocolate wine…
Oh! I’ve had that chocolate wine! It’s really more like a liquor. Very tasty.
There’s actually two versions that I’ve seen. One is a cream wine — that one actually tastes like chocolate. The other is a red wine that smells chocolate, but you really only taste the wine.
I’ve had the cream
Delectable poem! I’m so with you on the dark chocolate preference. I can eat milk chocolate if it is super high quality stuff from Germany, Belgium, or Switzerland. My favorite dark chocolate obsession is one with almonds and sea salt.
I have a bag of the dark and sea salt. I just can’y get into it. I don’t like chocolate covered pretzels either.
Belgian chocolate for me, please. 🙂 I’d have a hard time sharing that….
You like it dark? We’ve got a Dominican place where it’s 75% cacao. It doesn’t get any darker. 😉
I’ve actually seen 85 and 90 percent, but that’s getting little intense.
Love the poem. LOL, my thighs so get that last line.
Love the picture of the quirky jester guy. Can I get one to kneel by me as I work and offer me chocolate bits?
Catherine Stine’s Idea City
Reblogged this on Julie Catherine and commented:
Thank you for including my poem, “Do You Dream In Chocolate” in your luscious post today, Jennifer! I’m honored! xox
Jennifer, you’re right, my poem pairs with your post beautifully! I’m honored you wanted to include it in your luscious post, thank you so much – and many thanks to your readers who said they also enjoyed my poem; I really appreciate that! (I’m going to reblog this one, hehehe!) ~ Julie 🙂 xoxox
Oh, you’re speaking to the choir on this one. I LOVE chocolate, but like you, Hershy’s doesn’t cut it. (Not that I’ll refuse it in a pinch.) 😉
I’ve been known to use Macy’s gift certificates in the Godiva section
Ha ha!! Me, too. Only it’s Nordstroms near me. 🙂
Do you dream in chocolate? Gotta love it. I wish I enjoyed dark chocolate as much as milk since it’s so good for you, but alas I don’t.
Mmm, what a lovely poem. Ganache is fabulous. Thanks for joining in the festing.
I need to try ganache
Thank you, MPax – I’m honored that Jennifer included my poem in her post 🙂
Hi Jennifer .. I love dark chocolate … and that poem is just great – it mentions ganache.. delicious!! I try not to have chocolate around … and would prefer savoury usually ..
Chocolate is its own food group.
Thanks so much for your compliment on my poem; I’m so glad you liked it! 🙂
Now I’ll have to make a trip to buy chocolate or do a scavenger hunt in my house for some. I might have chocolate ice cream to save me. Thanks for making me laugh.
Celebrate you and chocolate!
Joan Y. Edwards
Hurray for chocolate !
I don’t like dark chocolate either. I find it has a bitter taste. So, unlike you, I am a cheap date. An O’Henry bar or a box of gooey filled milk chocolates and I’m in heaven. 🙂
I do enjoy a good old fashioned Hershey bar once on a while. Especially cold out of the fridge or freezer
ALL of my chocolate is usually stored in the freezer. I only like it cold. 😉
But I like it melted too
Although I never dream in chocolate, there are times when I need it – NOW! Julie did a marvelous job on that poem, didn’t she? That’s about as sensuous as one can get when talking about that particular food from the gods. 🙂
Ah yes, chocolate is certainly a gift
Aww, thanks so much for the compliment on my poem – when I first posted it, there were a lot of people going out to buy chocolates! LOL! 😀
I’m sure they would! It certainly made ME want to raid my chocolate cupboard! lol
CHOCOLATE!! That poem was great, and now I’m realizing I just ran out of chocolate. I MUST go shopping now. I also agree a regular Hershey’s bar doesn’t quite cut it but Hershey’s Bliss is absolutely DELICIOUS. 😀
I’m delighted you liked my poem, thank you so much for the compliment! 🙂
I love dark chocolate. I’ve been savouring some 81% stuff this morning – the type that lingers so long, you can’t eat much. That was a great poem too – sums me up perfectly!
Love that you loved my poem, thank you! 🙂
Nope. Thank YOU
that is a great poem
Julie catherine is very talented.
Thank you; I’m delighted you liked it! 🙂
I love dark chocolate, and it’s great that it’s healthy and good for us all. Loved the poem 🙂
Thank you so much, Shelley, love that you loved the poem 🙂
I tend to prefer milk chocolate, or white chocolate (yes I know white chocolate isn’t real chocolate, but I still like it!), but I occasionally indulge in a bit of dark, particularly if it has ginger in it, or if it’s those chocolate covered coffee beans – love the intensity of those, in fact I want some NOW!
I have a problem with dark chocolate covered pomegranate. Five pound bags go down too easily.
I can train myself to eat cheap chocolate, or go divine for the REAL THING, or have it in imported MILK chocolate ICE CREAM…oh gogo gourmet…don’t remind me of this weakness. I secretly think it must be good for the BRAIN, but tell that to my ‘chocolate migraines”….ou la la!
I’m actually lucky in that. I use chocolate to treat my migraines. “yes doctor I will keep large amounts of dark chocolate on hand at all times, I promise”.
I do know that chocolate is a trigger for a lot of people though. Stinky
Chocolate dreams? Mmmm, I could go for that.
I never could get into dark chocolate. I have a buddy who works for a banking software firm. He is the only guy in his particular office, surrounded by about 20 lovely ladies. He makes it a point to have chocolate on hand at all times.