Death by Chocolate
Death by Chocolate is a colloquial descriptive or marketing term for various desserts that feature chocolate (especially dark chocolate or cocoa) as the primary ingredient. Some chocolate cakes are called Death by Chocolate cakes. Bennigan's restaurants have purveyed a dessert by the name that used several chocolate-based ingredients, and also purveyed a Death by Chocolate Martini cocktail. The phrase has been trademarked. Various Death by Chocolate-themed and -named events have occurred.
Death by Chocolate cake
Some chocolate cakes and Devil's food cakes are called or have the moniker "Death by Chocolate cake," and some of these may be served with a chocolate sauce, such as lava cake. Ingredients used in Death by Chocolate cakes may include basic chocolate cake mix ingredients, chocolate pudding, chocolate chips, whipped cream and powdered sugar.
A dessert named Death by Chocolate was purveyed by Bennigan's restaurants. The dish consisted of many ingredients, including two types of ice cream combined with Twix candy bars, which was dipped in a chocolate sauce and served atop crumbed chocolate cookie crust. The dish was accompanied with a side dish of a heated chocolate topping.
Death by Chocolate Martini
The trademark for "Death by Chocolate" in the United States was owned by Bennigan's IP, LLC (Bennigan's restaurants), but with the subsequent bankruptcy of the company the current legal status is unclear. The initial trademark application was filed by Bennigans on 2 July 2008, and the trademark expires on 2 July 2018. Bennigan's also filed a U.S. trademark registration request for the Death by Chocolate Martini on 20 August 2002, which was registered on 5 August 2003.
Various Death by Chocolate-themed and -named events have occurred, such as fundraisers and charity events that involve the consumption of chocolate-based desserts, dishes and beverages. Dishes served at Death by Chocolate events have included savory dishes prepared with chocolate, chocolate candy, desserts, brownies, cookies, cakes, cocktails, Martinis and beer, and the events have included chocolatiers.
In popular culture
On 31 October 2014, U.S. president Barack Obama ordered a whole, 20-pound (9.1 kg) Death by Chocolate cake at Gregg's Restaurant and Pub in Providence, Rhode Island. This occurred during Obama's lunch meeting with Gina Raimondo, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Governor of Rhode Island at the time. During the visit at the restaurant, Obama stated that he would share the cake with the crew of Air Force One. Obama also shared the cake with press reporters aboard Air Force One. The cake prepared at Gregg's Restaurant and Pub is a chocolate layer cake prepared with six layers and topped with chocolate morsels.
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