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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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She explained various avenues of a research which was carried to solve this chocolaty conundrum.
They add a sharp chocolaty taste and crunchy texture to baked goodies.
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.
Real Madagascar vanilla is used to make this chocolaty Vanilla Porter.
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.
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.
A taste and visual delight, the new Eclairs gives an exotic chocolaty splash upon biting into it.
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
The latest tartlet treats in the Sweet Moments range from Erlenbacher Backwaren GmbH of Gross-Gerau, Germany, are positioned by the producer as "seductively fruity or chocolaty and creamy, and just right at 70 grams.
Chocolate tart with a chocolaty cookie crust, creamy mascarpone filling and a glistening topping
Who knew, for example, that coffee beans harvested from the fecal matter of the palm civet (a catlike animal) are treasured "for their special chocolaty flavor?
Menu includes Smooshed & Grilled Cheese and Caramelized Walla Walla Sweets on Crusty Artisan Bread With Buttered & Herbed Roasted Hazelnuts (Tyee 2009 Gewurztraminer and Tyee 2009 Estate Pinot Gris); Salad of Baby Greens With Oregon Strawberries, Corn Kernels and Roasted Hazelnuts With Mustard and Hazelnut Oil Vinaigrette and Crumbled Blue Cheese (Tyee 2009 Estate Chardonnay); Grilled Beef Tenderloin and Scallops with two sauces; Roasted Hazelnut Slaw With Smoky Bacon; Potato and Mushroom Gratin (Tyee 2008 Estate Barrel Select Pinot Noir and Tyee 2008 Estate Pinot Noir); and Chocolaty Torte With Candied Hazelnuts.
Travel Business Review-April 21, 2011--Brisbane Marriott Announces Stay Chocolaty Package(C)2011] ENPublishing - http://www.