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life is like a box of chocolates

Life is unpredictable. A version of the phrase was popularized in the film Forrest Gump, in which it was followed by the second line: "You never know what you're gonna get." I didn't expect to get laid off, but hey, life is like a box of chocolates.
See also: box, chocolate, life, like, of

mint chocolate chip

A popular dessert flavor that tastes like mint and contains hard chocolate pieces. I'm getting a scoop of mint chocolate chip—what ice cream flavor do you want?
See also: chip, chocolate, mint

chocolate box

Something that seems unreal because it is so appealing or attractive. The phrase is always used before a noun. This charming little town is totally full of chocolate box houses.
See also: box, chocolate
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Whoopee Cookie - luxury cookies | | The Ely Gin Company Ltd - chocolate flavoured gin and vodka | The English Chocolate Fountain Company - classic dipping chocolate | Henley Chocolate Ltd - handmade artisan chocolates | Choc and Roll - macaroons and chocolate drops.
99 and are available in Dark Chocolate Wafer, Dark Chocolate Espresso, Dark Chocolate Orange, Dark Chocolate Praline, Dark Chocolate Raspberry, Dark Chocolate Vanilla, Milk Chocolate Almond, Milk Chocolate Crispy, Milk Chocolate Hazelnut, Milk Chocolate Praline, White Chocolate Coffee and White Chocolate Pistachio varieties.
The line-up includes Swiss Chocolate Treasure, a blueberry lavender ice cream combined with milk chocolate and Swiss chocolate ice creams with chocolate-filled lavender cups hidden throughout; Double Chocolate Fudge Shake, made with an extra scoop of chocolate fudge ice cream, blended with caramel sauce, topped with whipped cream and a chocolate drizzle; Nuts about Chocolate Sundae, featuring layers of chocolate, World Class Chocolate, and chocolate fudge ice creams alternating with layers of almonds, hot fudge, whipped cream and chocolate drizzle; Chocolate Temptation Cake.
It's like finding out that chocolate brownies are as healthy as carrots.
Whether you have found yourself ogling the assortment of gourmet truffles at a confectioner's shop or grabbing the nearest candy bar in the supermarket checkout aisle, you know that cravings for chocolate demand immediate satisfaction.
Chocolate and cocoa powder are derived from beans that contain hefty quantities of natural antioxidants called flavonoids.
Since 1982, the owner and her crew have been creating handmade and hand-wrapped treats with Belgian and Venezuelan chocolate.
In the case of Sigmund, the skill and conceptual audacity involved in drawing a portrait with chocolate sauce is mediated by the final product: a photograph.
5 plastic bags (sealable, quart-size) ** chocolate (1 M&M, 2 whole Hershey's Kisses, 2 Hershey's Kisses cut in half) ** thermometer * 5 plastic cups (8 oz, or 250 ml) ** *2 milk jugs (4 L, or 1 gal)-one filled with 27[degrees]C (80[degrees]F) tap water, and the other with 40[degrees]C (105[degrees]F) tap water ** watch or timer ** tablespoon ** paper (graph and plain) ** pencil
Research at the University of California, Davis, has found that chocolate carries high levels of chemicals known as phenolics, some of which may help lower the risk of heart disease," wrote the Copley News Service in a November 2000 article on "Simple Stuff that Can Add Years to Your Life.