Too much chocolate is a myth

31 Dec

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You may think getting a hot chocolate and a chocolate chip cookie at Jacques Torres Chocolate is excessive. I can happily report that is not the case. First of all, the super-rich beverage comes in a small cup, so you can feel good about that. I got the “Wicked” version, which has just enough bite (ancho chili, smoked chipotle chili, cinnamon, allspice) without being too overwhelming. (They also have Original, Caramel, Peanut Butter, etc.). And the cookie, well—the cookie is so special that it would be unfair to your taste buds not to try one. Super buttery and surprisingly flat with chocolate chunks, it is available HEATED TO PERFECTION!

I sat at the cutesy counter on Amsterdam Ave. feeling like a sophisticated 12-year-old. I tried to read my book but was too distracted by sips and bites to turn pages. On my way out it took extraordinary effort not to purchase additional chocolate covered malt balls, milk chocolate covered pretzels and salted caramels. Amazingly, the thought of more chocolate did not make me want to vom at that point (although spending an extra $40 on fancy candy did).

Yum Jacques Torres yum.

With at least six locations around the city, you’re never too far from cheating on your new year’s diet.

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