I thought it might be a good idea to do an updated Marketman Chocolate Index, a summary of all the posts that have significant chocolate content, and was mildly shocked to find nearly 70 posts in the archives!
To encourage you to go back and explore older posts, in this case, on the topic of chocolate, the next mini-anniversary contest is this: in three random posts on chocolate (from among the nearly seventy links below), there is PART of a question at the bottom of each post, and when you find all three parts of the question you can then leave a comment on this post that will count as an entry for one of three prizes to be awarded: the practi-clips, stretch hotcooking rubber bands and the silicone food loops that I can mail to anywhere in the Philippines within reach of LBC (more details on prizes, here)… so happy hunting and good luck!
P.S. Artisan has added three prizes for Cebu based readers. So if you leave a comment to join the contest, please add “Cebu-based” so I can award prizes to the right folks, many thanks!
La Maison du Chocolat & Royce – My favorite chocolate shop + 1
Il Laboratorio del Gelato – Superb Gelato in New York
Jacques Torres Chocolate Heaven – TV Chef’s store in NY
Hot Chocolate Made with Tablea – A local classic
Warm Chocolate Tart a la Payard – My all-time favorite
Chocolate Souffle – It’s easier than you think
Chocolate Truffles – Superb, but a bit of work…
Homemade Valentine’s Chocolates – Strawberries dipped in chocolate, etc.
Godiva – Their top of the line offering for Valentine’s 2006
Chocolate Coconut Cake – If you like coconut, this was divine
Outrageous Brownies – Four types of chocolate for a stunningly rich brownie
Cacao Sampaka and Xocoa – Two great chocolate shops in Barcelona
Escriba – The Best cup of Hot Chocolate I have Ever Had, Barcelona
Museu de Xocolata – Yes, a MUSEUM dedicated to chocolate!
Cacao – This is where it all comes from
Chocolate Gelati – Street food in Florence
Tartufo at Piazza Navona – Delicious dessert in Rome
The Kid’s Brilliant Tartufo – Homemade and stunning!
See’s Chocolate – Calories galore
Triple Chocolate Cookies – Add red icing for Valentine’s
Chocolate Pudding Cake – Death by Chocolate indeed
Whitman’s Sampler – A trip down memory lane
Grape “Truffles” a la Michel Richard – A healthy “fake-out”
Potato Chips Dipped in Royce Chocolate – For the Salty/Sweet in one mouthful crowd
Brownies – So easy and so delicious!
Chocolate Pots de Creme – Luscious and great for special dinners/occasions
La Maison du Chocolat / Love in a Box – Who says you can’t buy it? :)
Bouchons au Chocolat a la Thomas Keller – Your guests will swoon
Three Chocolate Cakes – Better than therapy
Callebaut, Toblerone, Valrhona Chocolate & Macadamia Nut Cookies a la Marketman – Not OTT
Champorado / Chocolate Rice Pudding – Great for the cooler holiday weather!
Antique Bon-Bon Server – for those special chocolates you want to serve with a single-use silver implement
A Flourless Chocolate Cake from Balthazar in New York – Chocolate Take-Out
Gelateria GROM – An Italian hotshot arrives in New York
Economy Candy – Possibly the best wholesale candy (and some chocolates) store in New York
Russ & Daughters – Better known for caviar and salmon, they have a spectacular chocolate counter as well
Magnolia Bakery – Sex & The City’s Preferred Cupcake Source
Weekend Baking – Brownie “Crisps” and more
Batidor, Batirol, Molinillo, Chocolatera, atbp – Tools of the trade
Sikwate a la Marketman’s Mom – Comfort in a cup
What’s for Dessert? – A chocolate tart and more
Hot Liquified Chocolate – More intense than sikwate
Hershey’s Kisses Turn 100 Years Old! – A major birthday celebration
The Scharffen Berger, Godiva and Valrhona Taste Test – Which is best?
Superb Chocolate From Argentina – A gift from a fellow blogger
Mrs. Polly’s Specialty Cakes – Chocolate Cakes from a gas station!
Halloween Foil-Wrapped Chocolates – Holiday Chocolates
Boholanos a la Marketman – Broas and chocolate sandwiches…
Madeleines in Cebu – Chocolate and other flavors
Homemade by Roshan – Chocolate cupcakes by baker Roshan Samtani
Christmas Chocolates – More foil-wrapped holiday goodies
“Hunting & gathering” – Stops at Vosges and La Maison du Chocolat
Confiserie Aristokratikon – Chocolate in Athens
Le Chocolat – More chocolate in Athens
Chocolate “Shard” Cookies – Perfection? – A take on New York Times Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever!
Pili Nut Brittle with Dark Chocolate a la Marketman – Watch your dentures!
Chocolate Crinkles a la Scharffen Berger – Simple and sublime
Royce at Rockwell – Finally!
Ischler Cookies a la Sister – Wow!
La Corona Cafe, Bacolod – Hot Chocolate with a Provincial Vibe
Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki – Chocolate from a Japanese in Paris
La Maison du Chocolat – A temple of chocolate
The Macarons at Pierre Herme – With links to Macarons at 5 other Parisian locations
Marketman’s Chocolate Birthday Cake – Baked by the Teen
La Resureccion Tablea – Binondo tablea
A Tale of Three Tableas – A taste comparison
Chocolate Bouchons by Sweet Melissa – Artisan’s great dessert
The contest has ended. No more entries accepted, winners announced together with all other contest winners. Thanks!