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A Fountain of Goodness

If chocolate grew on trees, the world would undoubtedly be a sweeter place. Well, it sort of does—chocolate is made from cacao, the plant of the Theobroma tree, which is Latin for “food of the gods.” This also happens to be exactly how we would describe this heavenly treat.

Bittersweet and rich, chocolate has evoked mystery and emotion since its discovery; used in sacred ceremonies, exchanged as gestures of romance, and featured across holidays, this food has been the center of fascination across the globe for centuries. Writer Margaret Visser described chocolate as a food larger than life: "Dark foods like coffee, chocolate, truffles are often associated with things like excitement and luxury. These dark and strange substances must be very old and full of meaning.”

Hollow chocolate bombs melt away when warm sauce is poured over to reveal sweets inside. Chocolate bomb and photo by Best Impressions Caterers.

Besides luxury and significance, chocolate is also simply one of the most popular comfort foods and tasty joys of life. It also increases serotonin, making this mood-booster an excellent item to include at any event. Increase significance and happiness at your next occasion by featuring chocolate in all its glorious forms.

Head over to Special Events to get a taste of  how to make chocolate the star of your next event, because what goes together better than Valentine's Day and chocolate?

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Lead photo courtesy Two Pair Photography for Beyond the Box Catering


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