National Geographic List of Chocolate Shops

I love lists. I feel challenged to visit everyplace on the list. So, who else wants to go? This list appeared in National Geographic as author Doreen Pendgracs’ top 10 chocolate shops in the world. Paul A. Young, London, England Que Bo!, Mexico City, Mexico SOMA
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Chocolate Bath on The Bachelor, Australia

Oh, those Aussies! They have fully embraced The Bachelor TV show and made their own version of it. I admit I watch The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise, both are entertaining train wrecks. But the Aussies are after my own heart by incorporating a bathtub of chocolate into the
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Sugarless deLite – Richardson, Texas

Sugarless deLite is a sweet delight! It’s a haven for those who cannot or do not wish to consume sugar. Rick, the owner, greets every customer that comes in; most of them by name. He has operated Sugarless deLite for 28 years. It’s quite obvious his passion for the business
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Pumpkin Spice Truffles for Fall

It’s still hot in Dallas but there are small signs that fall is not far away. I’m ready. This is the first announcement I’ve seen for pumpkin flavored chocolates, but I’m sure there will be more. I’ll be looking for these pumpkin spice truffles from
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Chocolate Can Be Poisonous to Dogs

So, how would you like to be a dog in my house? I always have chocolate, frequently eat it, and have friends and family over for tasting. My fur babies, Sugar Bear (Yorkie) and Lulu(Papillion) cannot understand why they can’t have it – even though I have told them several times.
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Chocolate for Breakfast

This may be the best news ever! Research shows chocolate for breakfast is good for your brain and your waistline. I might become a “morning person.”   “Yes, that sweet, sticky treat you seem to crave at the most inopportune times is now being associated with a host of
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Brazilian Brigadeiros

Blame it on Rio! And the Olympics. I’ve had Brazil on my mind the past several days. So I had to see what kind of chocolate they like. It seems the national favorite is brigadeiros, their version of chocolate truffles. Wikipedia says, “The brigadeiro makes up a big part of the
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Kilwin’s Chocolates – Key West, Florida

From pier to there – Key West and Kilwin’s Chocolates were the last stops on this year’s cruise. If you want to taste Key Lime pie, cake, cookies, ice cream, or candy, this is the place. Everywhere we looked, there was a Key Lime shop of some kind. My family, my friend Pam
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Bootleg Chocolates – Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Commonweath of Bahamas

I couldn’t wait to visit Bootleg Chocolates! I just love the name. I’ve always been intrigued by tales of bootleggers, rum runners, and pirates of the South Seas. In my mind they all look like Johnny Depp or a young Marlon Brando. We (my whole family and friend Pam) disembarked
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Graycliff Chocolatier – Nassau, New Providence Island, Commonwealth of Bahamas

Land ho! We woke up after two days at sea docked at the port of Nassau – home of Graycliff Chocolatier. I’ve wanted to visit Nassau for a long time; ever since seeing its beauty in several ‘Bond, James Bond’ movies. We were all anxious to get ashore (the whole family
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