Gourmet Foods 101
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Chocolate Roses

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Candy bouquets are a great way to show somebody that you care for them and what could be better than a dozen long stemmed chocolate roses. These chocolate flowers have become very popular over the past few years, especially on Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.

Most chocolate roses are made out of molded dark, white or milk chocolate and the roses' stems are usually made out of silk. You can pick the flavor of the chocolate you'd like and the color of the foil to wrap it in. The chocolate roses are then nicely packaged in an attractive box. You can also surround your bouquet of chocolate roses with baby's breath and chocolate kisses and, of course, a card and can place it in an attractive vase. You can usually buy the roses in various sized bouquets and you can even get single chocolate roses.

You can also buy chocolates that are in the shape of the rosebud or flower only, without the stem. These are basically mini chocolate roses and you can also get chocolate rose shaped lollipops and rose-shaped chocolate boxes that have mini roses inside of them. Many of the long stem chocolate roses are also available with chocolate truffles. Chocolates are also available in the shapes of various other flowers.

You can also make your own chocolate roses at home if you have all of the ingredients such as foils, stems, bows, clamps and a rose mold for the chocolate. They aren't really too hard to make as you melt the chocolate in the rose mold and insert the stem. After you have made the rose, you just have to gently cover it in a nice colored foil.

If chocolate roses don't seem to do it for you, you can also buy or make long stemmed chocolate chip cookies to send to your favorite person or eat yourself. These cookies are cleverly attached to artificial stems and are also packaged with baby's breath in vases or nice florist boxes, which are then sealed with a colorful bow. Both long stemmed chocolates and chocolate chip cookies are ideal for giving as gifts. They are also created and packaged very nicely and colorfully and they actually taste as good as they look.

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