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Chocolate is a sense sensation that affects more than you can imagine

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Some people consider chocolate a treat while others actually consider it a food group all by itself. If you really love chocolate than you know it is a substance that can be hard to resist. What you may not think of is how it can affect all your senses creating a sensation that can delight your whole being.

Mel Gibson:

“After about 20 years of marriage, I'm finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.”

Charles M. Schulz:

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.”

Mariska Hargitay:

“Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: Deliciousness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good.”

Kanye West:

“I think I do myself a disservice by comparing myself to Steve Jobs and Walt Disney and human beings that we've seen before. It should be more like Willy Wonka... and welcome to my chocolate factory.”

Carrie Underwood:

“Sometimes a girl's gotta have some chocolate!”

Truman Capote:

“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.”

Regina Brett:

“When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.”

Chocolate is so much more than just candy!

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Sight - Chocolate
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Sight - Chocolate

Looking at chocolate can excite your site sense. Each piece of chocolate has something different for you to see. This all depends upon who manufactured the chocolate and whether it is plain, with nuts or crispy rice, white, pink, dark or milk chocolate.

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Touch - Chocolate

The feel of chocolate tantalizes the touch sense. When you pop a piece into your mouth it may feel silky, smooth, rough, grainy or lumpy. That piece may be small so you can pop one or more pieces at a time or long requiring you to break it into bite-size pieces.

Sound - Chocolate
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Sound - Chocolate

Some chocolate hardly makes a sound when it is broken into pieces. A thin chocolate bar won’t make much sound but enough of one to still be heard if you listen closely. Other chocolate like bark chocolate when broken will make a loud crack or snap before it is the right size to eat which gives your sense of sound  something to contemplate.

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Smell - Chocolate

The sense of scent is a no-brainer. There is nothing like the smell of chocolate. It is inviting and once inhaled hard to resist indulging in a piece. You can tell right away if what you have is milk chocolate or dark chocolate. Other pieces will emit a scent of fruit, vanilla or honey to make your chocolate experience more enjoyable.

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Taste - Chocolate

This is the sense we love the best. Nothing is better than enjoying the chocolate that is sitting in front of you. Chocolate has an intense flavor that is individual and unique to every candy bar or chunk of chocolate you purchase. You can let the chocolate melt in your mouth, crunch on a piece with rice or nuts or enjoy its liquid delight when it is drizzled over ice cream.

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