Wednesday, October 02, 2002


chocolate soap

i still get mail asking about that great chocolate soap from richard donnelly. i must say that to my knowledge he is not selling it on his website yet.

for those who are truly desperate, i can offer 2 other sources for chocolate soap: fresh and cheeky chimp. however, i want to note that the fresh bars are expensive and milk chocolate -- they don't have an intense cocoa smell. and the cheeky chimp soaps are glycerine, which means they melt quickly. in contrast, the donnelly soaps have a great cocoa-vanilla smell when fresh, which dies down to a nice vanilla scent after some time.

and i do mean some time! these soaps are very long-lasting. i opened the donnelly soap in june and use it to wash my face every night. it is still very much alive in my soap dish; it hasn't melted into a puddle and it still gives nice lather.

frankly, i am still waiting with baited breath for donnelly's chocolate perfume. this is probably going to be a good while until we see it, but i am being true to the cause. . .then there's the issue of lip balms. while cheeky chimp does offer chocolate lip balms, they don't have the full range of flavors donnelly has.

i hope product development in the donnelly kitchen is going well because these lip balms will be much in the demand come cooler weather. if you are stuck making do until donnelly releases his perfection, i can personally recommend the fresh chocolate-orange shea butter. but be prepared to sell a kidney for it. . .

for those of you dying for your donnelly fix however, i will offer a link to richard's dead-simple and mega-delicious truffle recipes. also look for a new no-cook recipe for italian chocolate torrone based on one by the doyenne of italian food, anna del conte, here at bccy sometime on the weekend. it's great with coffee!

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