CHOCOMANCY

by The Chocolate Dictionary

The divination of a lover by chocolates. In one form of chocomancy, letters of the alphabet are written down at random and a rose or violet crème is placed over each one. As the first two or three chocolates are eaten, the letters so revealed prognosticate the initials of the future lover.

Rose and violet crèmes used in chocomancy to divine a future lover’s name.

The confectioner-sorceress Vianne in Joanne Harris’s Chocolat has another form, described as scrying for visions and knowledge in the “vaporous ripples” of the melting chocolate she prepares.

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