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If you’re a true chocoholic you’re bound to have a few favorite chocolate quotes. Below we share some of our favorite chocolate quotes that have helped shape the way we think about chocolate.
One 17th century woman had very strong and changing opinions on chocolate as evidenced by three of her quotes that have endured the test of time. We found these byte-size tidbits at the Choco-Story Chocolate Museum in Brugge.
“If you are not well at all or have not slept, chocolate will revive you.” Madame de Sevigne, February 11, 1671.
Perhaps the Madame overindulged on chocolate as she gives a thumbs-down to the delicacy just two months later:
”All who have spoken well of it have lied. Do not support it. It is no longer in fashion.” Madame de Sevigne, April 15, 1671
Boy, fashions changed quick back then! Apparently the Madame changed her tune again – perhaps after one too many boring dinner parties.
“Take chocolate in order that even the most tiresome company seems acceptable to you.” Madame de Sevigne, sometime in 1672
Gotta love Madame de Sevigne!
Here are some other chocolate quotes on the tip of our tongue:
“Liquidum non frangit jejunum.” Translation from Latin to English: “(Chocolate) liquids, amongst them, do not constitute a break in fasting.”
– Cardinal Francis Maria Brancaccio of the Vatican, 1662
“I never met a chocolate I didn’t like.”
– Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation
“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!”
– Lucy Van Pelt (in Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz)
“Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get.”
– Forrest Gump in “Forrest Gump” (1994)
“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M’s and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.”
– Dave Barry
“Eating chocolate can have significant influences on mood, generally leading to an increase in pleasant feelings and a reduction in tension.”
– Peter Rogers, Ph.D., Institute of Food Research
“So noble a confection, more than nectar & ambrosia, the true food of the gods.”
– Dr. Bachot, 1662
“Caramels are only a fad. Chocolate is a permanent thing.”
― Milton Snavely Hershey
“Chocolate is a perfect food, as wholesome as it is delicious, a beneficent restorer of exhausted power…it is the best friend of those engaged in literary pursuits.”
― Justus Liebig
“Chocolate is medicinal. I just did another study that confirms it.”
― Michelle M. Pillow
“Chocolate says “I’m sorry” so much better than words.”
― Rachel Vincent
“The superiority of chocolate, both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain.”
– Thomas Jefferson
“What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.”
― Katharine Hepburn
“When we don’t have the words chocolate can speak volumes.”
― Joan Bauer
“Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain.”
― Dave Barry
“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”
― Linda Grayson
Chocolate does nothing if not elicit strong opinions. Do you have a favorite chocolate quote? We’d love to hear it. Email us at: jeff(at)chezslaughterchocolate.com
ChezSlaughter Chocolate of Shreveport-Bossier City, LA is a roving artisan chocolate company. We make chocolate confections from premium Belgian chocolate and handcraft artisan caramels and cookies such as Biscotti. We also offer chocolate workshops and chocolate-themed parties.