You Love Chocolate

TREND #4. Chocolate Ingredient

Would you like to see the chocolate menu? Who would say no to this offer? This flavorful, sometimes exotic ingredient will be added to more than ice cream sundaes and moles. What used to be considered a dessert or sweet treat will be added to more savory dishes as an ingredient. The transparency here—I really do not care for chocolate, so my personal preference didn't influence this 2012 trend pick. 

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For the traditionalists who want chocolate as a sweet, here are a few chocolate dessert favorites to make this Valentine's Day!