by The Chocolate Dictionary
Just as Peach Melba is named after the Australian soprano Dame Nellie Melba, and the Pavlova dessert is named after Russian Ballerina Anna Pavlova, so a femchoc is a chocolate named after, or inspired by, a woman of note. A woman who, in the words of New York chocolatier Lagusta’s Luscious, is “beautiful, sophisticated, complex, and slightly hilarious”.
In 2010, the Canadian company Laura Secord marketed a range of chocolates based on the main characters in Sex and the City. Carrie’s was a milk chocolate Cosmopolitan decorated with a design of the Manhattan skyline; Charlotte’s was a dark chocolate lemon raspberry, decorated with a motif of high heel shoes; Samantha’s was a milk chocolate champagne decorated with symbolic clouds; and Miranda’s was a dark caramel almond decorated with leopard print. The Chocolate Bordello in Colorado sell truffles named after legendary prostitutes from the 1860 – 1930 mining community, calling them their “shady ladies”. There’s the Ethel Ayers (orange flavoured), the Cock-Eyed Liz (ameretto and almond flavoured), and the Mattie Silks (brandy and pistachio flavoured). Not to be outdone, Lagusta’s Luscious have their Furious Vulvas, and a collection called The Harlot Box containing four pomegranate and four lemon truffles – all tart.