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Speaking of Chocolate . . . April 23, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Humor, Travel & Leisure.

There are chocolate bars . . . and then there is the Chocolate Bar!


At the Langham Hotel in Boston, from September to June, guests indulge at the Café Fleuri’s Chocolate Bar:

Spend Saturday afternoons indulging your sweeter side at The Langham, Boston’s most unique Chocolate Bar. Tempt your chocolate cravings at this weekly Chocolate wonderland.

Experience this all-you-can-enjoy buffet, which features an array of scrumptious chocolate desserts, including the legendary Langham Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding, Truffles, Cotton Candy, Whoopie Pies, and more.

Perfect for birthday parties, baby and bridal showers, and other special events. Or simply treat yourself to one of our artfully created confections.

Only offered on Saturdays from September through June, the Chocolate Bar is a dessert wonderland with over 85 chocolate delights created by pastry chef, Jed Hackney and his team.

Boston . . . not just for seafood lovers anymore.

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220px-1719_Tales_60A guy wandering the beach found a bottle washed up on the sand.  A genie popped out and gave him three wishes:

(1) “I want a  million dollars.”

Poof!  A million dollars.

(2) “And a Jaguar convertible.”

Poof!  A Jaguar convertible.

(3) “Last wish.  Hmm . . . I know!  Make me  irresistible to all women.”

Poof!  The genie turned him into a box of chocolates.  

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1. carldagostino - April 23, 2011

Have heard the joke in different variations. Non printable on a respectable blog, however. I never knew there were stores like this.

nrhatch - April 23, 2011

If I lived near Boston . . . I would have to visit this Chocolate Bar at least once.

I don’t remember where I first heard this joke, but it’s a great reminder to watch what we wish for. 😀

2. souldipper - April 23, 2011

Now that is what I call a Bar! This post is responsible, Ms Nancy, for my going right now for a chunk of Dark Chocolate Almond Bark.

nrhatch - April 23, 2011

We saw this Chocolate Bar on a food show today and were wowed at the amazing variety of sweet treats offered to diners . . . all featuring chocolate.

I’m sure that your chunk of Dark Chocolate Almond Bar was a more calorie conscious indulgence.

3. Lisa - April 23, 2011

I wish I had known about this when I was visiting my family in December.

nrhatch - April 23, 2011

Now you have a reason to head back East. 😀

4. Lisa - April 23, 2011

In Durango, where I lived before this, they hold Chocolate Fantasia every year around Valentine’s Day. It is a fundraiser and area restaurants all contribute their best chocolate recipes for decadent indulgence. YUM!

nrhatch - April 23, 2011

Oh, fun! And it’s for a good cause. Sweet!

5. Carol Ann Hoel - April 23, 2011

Ha! A box of chocolates is irresistible for sure! That’s as good as the sixty-year-old man married to a woman his own age. He wished for a wife thirty years younger than he. Poof! He was turned into a man ninety years old!

Be careful what we wish for. 🙂 Blessings to you, Nancy…

nrhatch - April 23, 2011

Another wonderful example! Thanks, Carol Ann.

6. Tilly Bud - April 23, 2011

I love that joke!

nrhatch - April 23, 2011

Yay! Kudos from the Laughing Housewife! 🙂

7. Penny - April 23, 2011

Liked reading this post. I love chocolate ! what woman doesn’t. I really like the following #3- Last wish. Hmm . . . I know! Make me irresistible to all women.” Poof! The genie turned him into a box of chocolates.

nrhatch - April 23, 2011

I can see many guys making that mistake, not realizing that only one thing is irresistible to all women. 😛

8. jannatwrites - April 24, 2011

That chocolate bar sounds great. My husband is allergic to chocolate, though, so I’d have to take a friend on that trip 🙂

I liked the joke (and Carol’s variation). Thanks for the laugh!

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

I’m sure that you’ll get plenty of volunteers to go with you! 🙂

9. therealsharon - April 24, 2011

Funny Joke! 🙂

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

Glad you enjoyed. The best jokes mirror reality: Men want to be irresistible to women. Women find chocolate irresistible. 😀

10. Cindy - April 24, 2011

The closest thing we have to a bar like that is the Lindt studio, I am dying to go to one of their workshops.

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

I would too! Lindt Truffles are one of my favorite chocolate treats. And one of their chocolate bars is my idea of heaven.

11. eof737 - April 24, 2011

Yummy! I love bread pudding so I will go to Boston just for that experience… Check! It is duly noted. 🙂
Happy Easter!

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

We went out for dessert one day and ordered Chocolate Bread Pudding “cradled by a warm bourbon sauce then topped with Häagen-Dazs vanilla bean ice cream and a homemade chocolate crisp.” 🙂

It’s the article above . . . Eat Dessert First!

12. 4minutewriter - April 24, 2011

I’ve been to a similar chocolate buffet. Oh. My. Goodness. Sooooooooo good. Not sure why foods other than chocolate exist- so unnecessary!

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

It’s an extreme eating event for some: Four women sitting at a table said they had been then for ages. They’d eat until full, then converse until they could eat some more.

Several desserts featured fruit ~ including the chocolate fountain. The diners didn’t seem to mind the absence of veggies. 😀

13. The Reason You Come - April 24, 2011

Chocolate! I had some earlier and felt guilty afterwards. But now, after reading this, I don’t anymore! 😀

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

Yes. You can’t possibly have consumed your weight in chocolate like some of the people at this chocoholic’s buffet.

14. walterwsmith3rd - April 24, 2011

Chocolate, is not high on my list of foods, however it does have its moments 🙂

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

I find it to be an affordable indulgence ~ instead of eating a larger dessert, just a small piece of chocolate to round out a nice meal.

15. Lessons Learned on a Sunday Morning « Woman Wielding Words - April 24, 2011

[…] Lesson #3: Nobody Really Knows Where the Easter Bunny Came From: But I guess that doesn’t matter as long as he brings me chocolate. But he never really brings me any. Sigh. Does the Easter Bunny have to be a he? For some humorous takes on the Easter Bunny, check out these posts from Arvik and Spirit Lights the Way. […]

16. flyinggma - April 24, 2011

Love the joke and the thought of that much chocolate all in one place!

It would be the dream location to be locked in overnight for sure.:)

nrhatch - April 24, 2011

Locked in a chocolate prison. Mmm . . .

I wonder if employees are allowed to take leftovers home . . . assuming there are leftovers. 😎

17. viewfromtheside - April 25, 2011

how obvious of the genie!

nrhatch - April 25, 2011

The genie must have been “around the block” a few times.

18. viviankirkfield - April 25, 2011

Thank you Nancy, for the smile that is on my face…love the joke…and love the chocolate. 🙂

nrhatch - April 25, 2011

Glad to start your day (or end your night) with a smile. Here’s to love, laughter . . . and the pursuit of chocolate.

19. Tony McGurk - April 25, 2011

Chocolate is my biggest weakness & I’m trying to lose weight. I told my wife not to buy me anymore. If I don’t have it I can go without. If I know it’s in the house I can’t leave it alone.

nrhatch - April 25, 2011

Sometimes “out of sight, out of mind” is the only way to deal with cravings.

We always have chocolate in the house. I find that a small piece of chocolate satisfies the craving for something sweet without “sinking the ship” by adding too much ballast.

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