CHOCOPHORIA

by The Chocolate Dictionary

Chocophoria is the elation that follows the eating of a box of chocolates. Bite by bite, nibble by nibble, chocolates are magnified by satisfaction till the last morsel becomes an apex of pleasure from which one looks down on the world and sighs.

The Swiss mercenary in Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man is full of chocophoria when he exclaims, “To my last hour I shall remember those three chocolate creams”.

Jean-Paul Aron, the French philosopher and founder member of the prestigious Club des Croquers de Chocolate, defined chocophoria when he described chocolate as “an intense aesthetic pleasure, unparalleled, sensuous, almost erotic”.

Chocophoria is also the feeling one gets when walking into a chocolaterie and being so enamoured of the aromas and displays everything else becomes irrelevant.

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