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(as) useful as a chocolate teapot

Utterly useless (because pouring boiling water into a chocolate teapot would melt it). That umbrella is stuck inside out, so it's about as useful as a chocolate teapot right now.
See also: chocolate, teapot, useful

as much use as a chocolate fireguard

Utterly useless (since chocolate melts when heated). Until the power comes back on, all those microwaveable meals we got are about as much use as a chocolate fireguard.
See also: chocolate, much, use

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

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
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D-00-ZR enables users to formulate lower calorie products with lower saturated fat contents, but that still retain the desired chocolaty taste, as well as the bright chocolate colour that improves visual appeal, differentiating products in the market.
The company reports that this "unfiltered American heritage-style beer was brewed with Choice malts and San Francisco lager yeast at a warmer temperature than most traditional lagers --the process that gives Common beers their signature flavor and assertive hop bitterness." The beer was brewed under the supervision of Brewmaster Sean Larkin, and is said to deliver "a chocolaty raisin and plum flavor balanced with subtle hints of black currant and spice from the Northern Brewers hops."
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Mocha Corto - Two Corto espresso shots extracted for five seconds and then topped with smooth textured hot chocolate for a quick sweet chocolaty pick me up or a shorter chocolate based coffee.
The nibs create complex aromas and flavors from chocolaty to fruity, nutty, earthy, and citrusy.
We visit the secret, chocolaty land of the Freyans and their golden unicorn (page 10), find ourselves enchanted by sugary worlds (page 14) and glorious festive feasts (page 38)--and learn the most important lessons of all from two courageous men, whose spirits stand out from the rest.
And of the content of prepared foods such as takeaways, ready meals, crisps, cakes, biscuits and chocolaty products - they commonly bear red or amber warnings.
Her sweet collection includes delectable nibbles like her mini Mexican Chocolate Chip cookies, which are soft, chocolaty and delicious, and even have a hint of cinnamon.
Despite this, the cozy, chocolaty decor in various shades of brown draws you into a different world.
While startup families in affluent suburban spreads and comfortable country older bustling families are especially big on baking their own chocolaty treats, established couples, empty nesters and seniors all show higher than average consumption rates of the product - either out of nostalgia for the taste of yesteryear's home-baked goodies, or because they're such fun to make and share with visiting friends and relatives - particularly grandkids.
Recognizing the growing importance of snacks, even in the morning, Kellogg's Special K brand has expanded its array of snack options this summer by extending its Special K Pastry Chips with two new varieties: Chocolaty Delight and Brown Sugar cinnamon, which deliver lightly sweet, crispy pastries with only 100 calories.
And what better tribute to that chocolaty marshmallow and biscuit belter - and, indeed, the classic British cuppa - than a lovely bit of fine bone china emblazoned with sketches of that most choice of Calendonian confectionery.
The fondue menu for the lounge will mainly offer chocolaty desserts, but will also feature some cheese appetizers.
"I love the dark chocolaty flavor and the variety of textures," McDonald said, "and the orange sauce could be eaten with a spoon!"