Chocolate Deities: Sacrilegious?
Bond Street Chocolate, a small confectionery in the East Village, stocks a good selection of chocolate deities, including Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and the Virgin of Guadalupe.
Chocolate Ganesh has been in residence for over five years, but only recently, a Hindu group has lodged a complaint, saying the chocolate Ganesh is offensive to Hindus.
Opinions vary as to whether eating chocolate immortals is proper. I think that having a chocolate self is a rare honor; indeed, having a chocolate self is a long-cherished dream of mine.
Anyway, I think everyone can agree that a chocolate self is better than a plastic one.
Mary Valle lives in Baltimore and is the author of Cancer Doesn't Give a Shit About Your Stupid Attitude: Reflections on Cancer and Catholicism. She blogs on KtB as The Communicant. For more Mary, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.