Y’all know how I love my chocolate, right? I know. You love it, too. But I didn’t really love chocolate until I won this great Holiday Gift Assortment from Scharffen Berger last year.
And thus began my greatest Love Affair with chocolate. [I’m very pleased to announce we’re still on our honeymoon!].

This summer, Scharffen Berger sponsored a giveaway for these delectable Artisan chocolate bars. Who can forget Wendy’s excitement when she won?

“Maybe one of my favorite days ever! Look what came in the mail !”

I’ve spent the better part of the last year finding ways to enjoy my Scharffen Berger. Well, we’re taking our romance out in public once more! Scharffen Berger has again agreed to sponsor one of Frankly, My Dear…’s Holiday Gift Basket Giveaways, and what they’re giving away this time will last far longer than their chocolate bars (trust me!).

THE ESSENCE OF CHOCOLATE book is gorgeous. Beautiful. Pretty much, you’ll want to eat the pages. With just under 400 pages, THE ESSENCE OF CHOCOLATE is simply necessary to any chocolate lover’s library.


Filled ~ and I mean filled ~ with full-color photos, detailed chapters, and too many wonderful recipes [wait! I take that back! You can never have too many chocolate recipes!]… it’s everything you never know you needed to know about chocolate.

Since they’re giving you the book, I’ll give you the recipe that started it all.

Mocha Flavored Coffee Mix

Mocha Flavored Coffee Mix

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 6 cups

Serving Size: 2 TBSP


  • 1/2 Cup instant coffee
  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Cup powdered creamer
  • 2 TBSP Scharffen Berger Unsweetened Cocoa powder
  • 2 TBSP instant hot cocoa mix


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Add 2 rounded teaspoons (or more) to 8 oz. hot water or coffee.
  3. Stir thoroughly.


Embellish with whipped cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate shavings, sprinkles or candy canes. Store in air-tight container for months (if it lasts that long!). Use decaffeinated coffee grounds and a sugar substitute if desired.


Thanks to Scharffen Berger, my chocolate love knows no bounds. When you’re finished with the day’s busyness or just like a tasteful dessert drink, turn to Page 103 and make your own indulgent Chocolate Martini.

Treats Under the Tree

Are you salivating yet? No? Don’t want to wait to order your own? Well how about this: a chance to win your own copy of THE ESSENCE OF CHOCOLATE right here from Frankly, My Dear… and Scharffen Berger! Just use the Rafflecopter entries below, and you’ll be entered to win!


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And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!

"What's the Word?" Wednesday: November 14, 2012
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