Chocolate and the Mayans

I love this quote – “Nine out of ten people love chocolate, the tenth lies.” John Tullius Let’s face it: chocolate is one of life’s greatest pleasures – all over the world people love chocolate. It has been the inspiration for novelists and filmmakers to produce wonderful movies like “Chocolat” and “Chocolate Factory” and because of its provocative and intoxicating flavour, chocolate has become known as “the food of the gods and the symbol of love”.


Gourmet gifts of handmade chocolates are given to friends, family and lovers on some of our most celebrated occasions like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.


Chocolate has been seducing us for centuries beginning with the Mayan Indians of Mexico who were amongst the first chocolate lovers to believe it was a gift from the gods — a sentiment still shared by many of us today. Chocolate is a sensual indulgence for women as it portrays images of love and romance and for this reason it has become a way for men to show their appreciation and love for the women in their lives.

Having said that, you’d be surprised how many men harbour a secret passion for chocolate – they see it as a nutritious and filling treat and are often the first to put their hands out when the chocolates are offered! It doesn’t matter whether you are a lover of chocolate or a giver of chocolate you will nevertheless be aware of the immense pleasure it brings to yourself and others.


Now imagine this! How would you feel if you received a box of beautiful hand crafted chocolates delivered to your door every month? Not only on special occasions… It is the ultimate gift – the one that keeps on giving – what a wonderful way to show your appreciation and love for someone with a gift of handmade chocolates arriving at monthly intervals. Now that really is something quite special!


What a treasured gift – membership to The Chocolate Club where the members get to sample new products and share thoughts and ideas with a ‘family’ of chocolate lovers. You also get to be the first to try new products and limited editions of exquisite handmade chocolates – oh what envy! The Chocolate Club was created to introduce its members to the world of chocolate and take them on an adventure, delight their tastebuds and introduce new taste sensations – this is what the Chocolate Club is all about.


It is a lovely way to sample, taste and learn more about chocolate as you partake in some special treats as a member of a special club for chocolate lovers. As a member you receive the value of a monthly subscription of carefully selected chocolates created by our Chocolatier and there are other benefits as your membership gains in longevity. What a wonderful idea for Mother’s Day or as a special gift for yourself or a friend? A membership to The Chocolate Club.


You will absolutely love our Chocolatier’s monthly selection of mouth watering treats created with you in mind. You get to sample new products, be the first on pre-launches, give feedback and have some fun – and of course at the same time – indulge in your not so guilty pleasure!

People often ask – what is the best chocolate? “The best chocolate in the world remains the one that will give you the most pleasure the moment you eat it, provided you take time to fully savour it.” This is according to Le Bel (a self-confessed chocolate lover who recently wrote the introduction to Gastronomie et Fôret, voted the best cookbook in the world for 2003)… Click here to join or give the gift of a membership to The Chocolate Club. Let us know what your favourite flavours are so we too can share your thoughts with all of us.