VOTIVE CHOCOLATES

by The Chocolate Dictionary

Chocolates infused with so much significance they can be used in rituals. They can be of any brand or variety, though some find Holy Chocolate to be an obvious choice.  Developed by Californian entrepreneur and Orthodox priest Stan Smith, the wrappers of Holy Chocolate are inscribed with a Psalm specially chosen to match the chocolate’s characteristics. Some chocolates  become votive for personal reasons. In 1990, seven years after the death of well-loved London socialite Henry Tennant, the second son of Lord Glenconner, friends gathered at the family castle in Scotland for a celebration of his life, finishing off with scattering chocolates – of which Henry was very fond – round the base of his memorial tree.

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