11th November 2006
This won’t be a full edition of Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch, but when I saw this sweet pantheon of Chocolate Deities, I just had to post it (for other editions of Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch see here).
I thought about a number of different smart remarks when I first saw these: “I wonder if this is what George Harrison meant by ‘my sweet lord’?” or “Taking up your cross has never been so tasty.”
Here is the website’s descriptions of these divine delicacies:
Hand Made Gourmet Chocolates that celebrate the gods and goddesses of love and luxury, joy and happiness, compassion, peace and serenity, healing, and fertility of the body and imagination. We honor those deities who long for sweet offerings and embrace the notion that chocolate has powers to transport and inspire beyond mere consumables. All chocolates are made to order on the day you order them to ensure their freshness.
I especially liked these product endorsements: “These Chocolates are a godsend! They are artistic, meaningful AND delicious!” or “Many people worship the Buddha. Many people worship chocolate. Now you can do both at the same time.”
Here are a few of the delectable deities, starting with the Judeo-Christian tradition:
Not sure if these are Kosher, but my Jewish readers may enjoy muching on a Chocolate Star of David:
There are many more Chocolate Deities available, including gods from native religion and other ancient gods and goddesses — take a look for yourself.
(HT Mary Ann Beavis)