TheChocolateLifeLIVE: Fun With Chocolate

TheChocolateLifeLIVE: Fun With Chocolate

Episode 108 of #TheChocolateLifeLIVE streams from 09:00 MST/12:00 EDT on Tue, May 9th from the new HQ of TheChocolateLife: Prescott, AZ.

I close out every episode of TheChocolateLifeLIVE with the phrase:

If you’re working with chocolate and you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.

I came up with the phrase as a reminder to myself that chocolate makes people happy and working with chocolate makes me happy, too. Sometimes, when we’re talking about child labor on cacao farms or heavy metals contamination, it’s possible to forget that simple fact: chocolate should make people happy.

So, in this episode, we’ll be taking a look at some of the lighter sides of chocolate. Along the way there may be some self-deprecating humor because it‘s important to take the work – the chocolate – seriously, but not so much ourselves.

I’ve lined up examples I’ve run across over the past twenty or so years dating from my first trip to Ecuador in 2003. For this episode, I am asking everyone who’s participating live to share some of their happiest moments with chocolate – the memories that make us laugh, the memories that bring smiles to our lips, the things we do each day that bring us joy and that remind us why you love to work with chocolate ...

... Especially the things that we reach to within ourselves in those moments – moments I am sure we all have – when things aren’t going exactly as we’d hoped or planned. Maybe it’s the satisfaction of a job well done after finishing 50 molds of bonbons with every one of them reflecting your smile in their shiny surface. Maybe it’s the look on a customer’s face when they put a piece of your work in their mouth. Or, maybe it’s the way chocolate can always surprise you.

Whatever and wherever you find your fun with chocolate, please come prepared to share.


In Today’s “Thank Tuesday, It’s Chocolate!”

Chocolat: It’s a Small World

Chocolat (2000) - IMDb
Chocolat: Directed by Lasse Hallström. With Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss, Aurelien Parent Koenig, Antonio Gil. A French woman and her young daughter open up a chocolate shop in a small remote village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.
This movie had a profound influence on me. I will share how/why during the episode.

Willy Wonka / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) - IMDb
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: Directed by Mel Stuart. With Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear. A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) - IMDb
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Directed by Tim Burton. With Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter. A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world’s most unusual candy maker.
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Pitch Meeting
Step inside the pitch meeting that led to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!Subscribe for more Pitch Meetings: Wonka and the Ch…
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Lost in Adaptation ~ The Dom
Charlie made it through the factory but then got lost in adaptation and The Dom splits time and space in order to bring you both versions of the film.Decided…
Golden Ticket - SNL
Charlie (Kristen Stewart) is not pleased when he learns his grandpa (Pete Davidson) has been able to walk this whole time. [Season 42, 2017]#SNLSubscribe to…
The Best of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory | Robot Chicken | Adult Swim
SUBSCRIBE to Adult Swim UK: harrowing exposé into the gothic working conditions Oompa Loompas find themselves in.Own all of Robot Chic…
Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
In a re-telling of “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” Tom and Jerry help the boy Charlie attain a Golden Ticket and secretly accompany him into the Choc…
Who knew there was a version starring Tom & Jerry? (Not free to watch, though.)

Pre- and Post-Mast Brothers Parodies

Eggless omelette
Timmy Brothers Water
Master water makers in the heart of Brooklyn
The OG post-Mast Brothers parody.
Appalachian Air Company: Artisan Air
We provide true artisan air products naturally gathered in one of the freshest air spaces in the world... the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Hough…
Maker Series: Artisanal Firewood | CBC Radio (Comedy/Satire)
This Is That profiles Smoke & Flame, a Vancouver artisanal firewood company that is selling bundles of kindling for $1000.Subscribe for more comedy: http://b…
Introducing Wood Milk: Aubrey Plaza’s Newest Product #drinkwoodmilk
A message from our co-founder of Wood Milk @plazadeaubrey. We’re about to disrupt the milk industry like never before. 🪵#drinkwoodmilk *Wood Milk is obvious…
Very serious food parody that is also very silly.
FDA Reopens Comment Period for the Draft Guidance on Plant-Based Milk
FDA issued draft guidance to help ensure appropriate labeling of plant-based products that are marketed and sold as alternatives to milk.
If you want to comment on this issue – the deadline is July 31st.

“Music” Videos

Originally published back in 2007!
Get the MOVIES, MUSICALS & ME Soundtrack here:! For all you Halpert-Heads!http://stark…
Scrub through to about 3:35 for the beginning of the musical part.
In Love with Chocolate (“Sound of Silence” parody)
Want more laughs? Try out my comedic Urban Fantasy/SciFi/Fantasy books!http://johnplogsdon.comThanks to Lorelei Logsdon for stuffing a pillow in my shirt and…
Chocolate (A Choco Choco) lyrics
I went on holiday to the Turkey Holiday Village and the entertainment team done like 4 times a day :|It got annoying :P
Tastes Like Milk Chocolate (Nirvana Parody) | Young Jeffrey’s Song of the Week
Even the Easter Bunny needs a break sometimes! Instead of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” it’s Young Jeffrey’s “Tastes Like Milk Chocolate”Make sure to s…
Tom Waits - Chocolate Jesus
Tom Waits - Chocolate Jesus
I have been a Tom Waits fan since first running across his music as a student at The Evergreen State College in 1976/77.

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