Although this divine treat isn't the true aphrodisiac the Aztecs believed, it does contain phenylethylamine and serotonin, mood-boosting chemicals thought to evoke similar feelings in the body as falling in love. Chocolate also keeps your engine revved due to the mild stimulating effects of theobromine, an alkaloid related to caffeine. Plus, it just tastes so darn good!
Mexican chefs and creative culinary artists have long been using chocolate and cocoa powder as savory additions to sauces and marinades. Chocolate adds complexity and richness to some recipes. Tempt your partner's passion and palate with this Chicken With Mole Sauce recipe.
Chocolatiers talk chocolate the way sommeliers talk wine, reading chocolate labels to find region, bean blend and year. Head to a gourmet goodie shop for bars from different countries. Take turns with your partner, sampling bites from each region while pairing with wines or liqueurs. Follow four simple pairing steps:
Not a big wine fan? Pair your chocolate treats with a rich chocolate liqueur to really up the chocolate factor!
Add fun to your food with your favorite chocolate fondue recipe. Arrange a tray of dippers such as brownie and cheesecake bites, gourmet marshmallows, angel food cake, strawberries... or just drizzle cooled spoonfuls into your partner's eager mouth.
For something a bit less messy, try our recipe for Chocolate Orange Mascarpone Mousse!
Nothing shows off sexy like a martini. Shake or stir a batch of sinful chocolate martinis, like these by Godiva, or sip after-dinner liqueurs. Godiva's luscious White Chocolate, Mocha Caramel and Milk Chocolate liqueurs will bring out your inner goddess.
Who says dessert has to wait? Dine by the fire or under the moon with a big tray of divine desserts. Simple but sultry chocolate-covered strawberries, espresso spiked with liqueur, and chocolate cheesecake will put you in feel-good chocolate ecstasy.
Do you love chocolate so much you could roll in it? Soap up together with the scent of chocolate bubbles. This lavish bubble bath will leave you smelling delicious enough to, umm, nibble.
Make an all-chocolate night with your partner in passion and dive deeply into this decadent but oh-so-worthy indulgence. You'll catch yourself moaning in cocoa pleasure as you rev up your engine in these sweetly creative ways.
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