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Divine decadence

This Valentine's Day, tempt your honey with homemade chocolate treats

For the true chocolate lover, just the thought of a rich, creamy confection melting in the mouth can evoke feelings of pleasure and satisfaction. Whether you melt for hot, cold, dark, milk or white, chocolate has the sensual powers to make your Valentine’s Day sublime.

Think it’s just sweet talk? Results from a survey of 100 Canadian men and women, conducted by chocolatier Lindt, show that chocolate is the perfect prelude to a night of passion and possibility. Of those surveyed, 68 per cent of women and 72 per cent of men have had hot chocolate fantasies. If that doesn’t make hopeless romantics everywhere want to run out and tear into box of their favourite brand, what will?

To sweeten the deal with a homemade touch, stir a little love into some of your own chocolate treats. Maybe Dark chocolate truffles will make your Valentine weak-kneed. Surely Sedated strawberries will make him swoon. No matter what his pleasure, we’ve got 10 decadent, triple-tested chocolate delights to make your romantic celebrations both sweet and sinful.

Divine decadence
·Dark chocolate brownie hearts
·Café chocolate cheesecake
·Dark chocolate truffles
·Double decadent brownie-mousse cake
·Fast hazelnut-chocolate fudge
·Mocha fondue
·Sedated strawberries
·Two-tone chocolate torte
·Ultimate fudge brownies
·Whitehorse cranberry chocolate torte