Death by Chocolate

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This article is about the dessert. For other uses, see Death by Chocolate (disambiguation).
Lava cake has been described as a Death by Chocolate dish

Death by Chocolate is a colloquial descriptive or marketing term for various desserts that feature chocolate[1] (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[edit]

A Death by Chocolate Halloween cake

Some chocolate cakes and Devil's food cakes are called or have the moniker "Death by Chocolate cake,"[2][3][4][5] and some of these may be served with a chocolate sauce, such as lava cake.[6] Ingredients used in Death by Chocolate cakes may include basic chocolate cake mix ingredients, chocolate pudding, chocolate chips, shaved or grated chocolate, whipped cream and powdered sugar.[5]

Bennigan's[edit]

Dessert dish[edit]

A dessert named Death by Chocolate was purveyed by Bennigan's restaurants.[7][8] 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.[9][10] The dish was accompanied with a side dish of a heated chocolate topping.[9][10]

Death by Chocolate Martini[edit]

Bennigan's also purveyed a Martini cocktail named the Death by Chocolate Martini,[11] which was a Martini prepared with the addition of chocolate liqueurs.[12]

Trademarks[edit]

The trademark for "Death by Chocolate" in the United States was owned by Bennigan's IP, LLC (Bennigan's restaurants),[13] 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.[13] 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.[12]

In the United Kingdom and European Union,[14] the registered trade mark rights belong to F.T. Wood & Sons Limited.[15][16][17]

Events[edit]

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.[18][19][20] 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.[18][19][20][21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Death By Chocolate: Simply the Best Chocolate Brownie Layer". Food Network. 2 November 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Success even sweeter after health scare". Stuff.co.nz. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Goble, Steve (17 December 2015). "Brewologist – New Belgium offers beer for dessert". Mansfield News Journal. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Baker's Claus in contract – some fun, festive food". Pocklington Post. 11 December 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Copps Food Center (23 December 2015). "Death by Chocolate Cake". WLUK (Fox News). Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  6. ^ Elliott, Belinda (17 December 2015). "Magnum Manila Cafe: A House of Pure Pleasure". Recorder Journal. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "Inside Bennigan's Bankruptcy Filing". Newsweek. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Bennigan's Unveils Budget-Focused Meals". The Food Channel. 8 April 2008. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Bennigan's Menu". Saveasite.com. Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  10. ^ a b Rowe, Trent (25 May 1996). "Bennigan's Serves Good Variety". Lakeland Ledger. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  11. ^ admin (27 December 2015). "Reports of Casual Dining's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated". Restaurant News. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "Death by Chocolate Martini". trademarkia.com. 20 August 2002. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  13. ^ a b tmdb.eu. "Trademark DEATH BY CHOCOLATE registered by Bennigan's IP, LLC at OHIM". Trademark search engine. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  14. ^ Intellectual Property Office. U.K. government. Archived 21 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ "Brands". Country Style Foods. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  16. ^ "Death by Chocolate". Deathbychocolate.com. Retrieved 26 December 2015. 
  17. ^ "Case details for Trade Mark 1463363". Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-15. 
  18. ^ a b "Largo Cultural Center hosts Death by Chocolate fundraiser". Tampa Bay Newspapers. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  19. ^ a b "Death By Chocolate for charity". The INDsider. 5 October 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  20. ^ a b Wartelle, Kris (5 November 2015). "The Acadiana Symphony's Death by Chocolate killed". The Advertiser. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  21. ^ "Tickets Still Available for Death By Chocolate". Twin Falls Times-News. 23 January 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 

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