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Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate

You know, there should really be a chocolate monster to rival the cookie monster. It’s that important. History itself shows us how vitally important chocolate is.  The Mayans and Aztecs in Mexico are known to have used it first, making a spicy frothy drink out of the ground cacao pods. From there it was taken to Spain. At some point the French got hold of it, and that’s where it began it’s real journey of transcendence. Because they invented chocolate mousse and ganache.

Here’s a video on how chocolate is made by El Rey chocolate factory:

Of course, chocolate desserts are found worldwide now, and pastry chefs make the most of chocolate to create delightful concoctions. Our chefs have prepared a chocolate bundle that I mentioned in an earlier blog, 8 Guilty Pleasures.

Allow me to rhapsodize.

First you get our Chocolate Ganache cake. Moist chocolate cake with layers of Ganache.  Ganache, in case you don’t know, is a French term for a smooth, creamy and rich mixture of chocolate and fresh cream.

Next Madeleines dipped in chocolate. Madeleines are elegant little French cakes with distinctive shell shapes. Rich and buttery, soft with lightly crisped edges. These little delights are dipped into rich dark chocolate.

Our family size chocolate cake is so good that Greg said he would eat the whole thing in a single sitting, given the chance. Incredibly moist chocolate fudge cake, filled and iced with a delicate sour cream chocolate frosting.

Gourmet Cookie Selection: Three chewy cookies. Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies, Snickerdoodles and Dr. Midnight Cookies make a sweet trilogy. Indulge in chocolate-y goodness!

Double-fudge Brownies-Don’t the words double fudge make your hair stand up?  Made with Guittard Chocolate, this dense and decadent no-nut double fudge brownie is laced with chocolate chip.

Melody, MagicKitchen.com blogger


Perfect Congratulations Messages for Your Food Gifts

Food gifts are an awesome way to tell someone you’re proud of them. Gifts from MagicKitchen.com like the “Reason to Celebrate Bundle” will make their day. See below for some reasons to give a congratulations food gift and some message ideas.

Need to congratulate someone? Send them here and tell them to watch the video. Talk about an esteem-booster!

There are all kinds of reasons to say congratulations to someone, but you may not know exactly what to say on a card. Here are some ideas.

For a New Baby:

  • Congratulations! Babies are the most beautiful gifts from God.
  • With love, we welcome your dear new baby to this world. Congratulations!
  • A baby is special, a baby is fun, congratulations on your new little one!
  • Welcome to the world! We can’t wait to meet you.

You may want to send a gift to the happy parents. We suggest our “New Family Food Bundle“.

For a Work Accomplishment:

  • This calls for a celebration!
  • You met the challenge with determination, strength, and total confidence! Congrats!
  • Bravo! Strike up the band!
  • Congrats! You’re on your way to great things!


-For graduation, often an inspirational quote is a perfect message.

  • “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Well behaved women rarely make history.  
    Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
    Winston Churchill
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
    Eleanor Roosevelt

For more quotes, look here: Inspirational Quotes

New Job:

  • Congratulations on Your New Job – Longfellow said: “The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well; and doing well whatever you can do.”  Enjoy it!
  • Congratulations on your new job! They’re lucky to have you.
  • May today’s success be the beginning of tomorrow’s achievements. Congratulations!
  • Congratulations on one of your best moments!  This calls for a celebration!


  • This calls for a celebration!
  • There’s something about you two that says “forever.” Congratulations on your engagement!
  • May you build a lifetime of happiness together. Congratulations to both of you.
  • You’re engaged! Better watch out. That kind of thing can lead to a lifetime of happiness.

New Home:

  • How soon until I can come visit? Congratulations – enjoy your new home!
  • You don’t move into a new home everyday – Thank goodness! Congratulations!
  • May happiness & love move in with you.
  • Hope you and your family enjoy years of happy times in your new home.

Moving can be stressful. If you want to help ease the stress, think of sending MagicKitchen.com’s “Welcome Home” Meal Bundle.

Melody, MagicKitchen.com blogger