by The Chocolate Dictionary

Something that has, contains, or is reminiscent of tones of chocolateyness. Listen to the triumphal second movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto, the Emperor. Do you not hear a faithful similitude of the elation felt on opening a huge box of pralinés and ganaches from Debauve et Gallais?

Music to the ears and eyes: opening a box of Debauve et Gallais chocolates. (image from:

And in the photo caption printed in The Times many years ago, “Tsarina Feodoravna treasure-hunting in the gardens of Livadia”, do we not detect an echo of the Tsarina treasure-hunting for expensive chocolates?