Monday, February 08, 2010

death by chocolate

death by chocolate fig. a: death by Chloé, actually

Montreal's Les Chocolats de Chloé makes these adorable solid dark chocolate skulls specially for the Hallowe'en/All Souls' Day/Day of the Dead rush, and God knows that's fitting (Hallowe'en + All Souls; Day of the Dead + Mexico + chocolate). But don't you think they'd be nice for St. Valentine's Day too?

I mean, think The Smiths' "There is a Light That Never Goes Out," think Harold & Maude, think The Modern Lovers' "A Plea for Tenderness",* think Gun Crazy. Hell, think Baudelaire.

les fruits du mal fig. b: les fruits du mal

What could be more more romantic?

Sure, St. Valentine's Day chocolates have gotten all grown up over the years, but isn't it about time they got Modern?

Do you think they'd make another special limited edition run if we asked them nicely?

Les Chocolats de Chloé, 546 Duluth Ave., 849-5550


* to wit: "'...I want to show you that I understand you, now.' This is the guy talking to the girlfriend. He's gonna show you that he understands the deepest, darkest parts, when he says, he says, 'I know how beautiful death is, and I know why you hate life, but I'm just a tender soul, so be glad you know...'"

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