CHOCOLOCHARM

by The Chocolate Dictionary

A magic spell cast with chocolates. The following spell dates from Victorian times and was popularly believed to charm a lover into becoming more faithful and committed. Made up of the words. “XX loves me with all his/her heart, our love binds us to never part”, where ‘XX’ is the name of the lover in question, the spell was cast with rose and violet creams for, in magic, roses and violets are associated with love, dedication and loyalty, and connected to Venus.

Victorian style rose and violet creams – perfect for the casting of love spells. (Image from: Lakeland.co.uk)

To maximize the power of the spell the Victorians advised that the best quality creams one could afford should be used – the more resources a person put into it the more they were said to get out of it. Using a hot knife, the person casting the spell incised the bottom of each cream with the initial letters of the words stated above – i.e. XX, L, M, W, A, H, H, O, L, B, U, T, N, P. (Only the initials were needed, as in magic each letter is capable of containing the whole word.) Next, the incised letters were concealed by brushing the base of each cream with melted chocolate of a similar appearance to the original. When the chocolate had hardened, the creams were returned to the box to await a suitably romantic occasion. Sharing the creams with the lover to be charmed, it soon became noticeable that his or her attention was more affectionate, until words and gestures avowing love, honour and commitment were sincerely uttered. At this point all doubts would be dispelled and the flow of sweetness would continue for many moons to come.

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