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Refreshing" is not a word I associate with chocolate. Rich, deep, dark-sure. Exciting, even thought-provoking. And though it can definitely perk me up, I would not call a thicket of strong chocolate flavor pasted in my mouth "bracing." But now I've come to realize that chocolate can be refreshing while retaining its character. The key is sorbet.
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