Saturday, August 19, 2006

Yummy Virgin Mary!

Chocolatier of the wealthy, Martucci Angiano has a new claim to fame: An appearance of the Virgin Mary in his chocolate.

From the AP:

Workers at Angiano's gourmet chocolate company, Bodega Chocolates, discovered under a vat a 2-inch-tall column of chocolate drippings that they believe bears a striking resemblance to the Virgin Mary. Since the discovery Monday, Angiano's employees have spent much of their time hovering over the tiny figure, praying and placing rose petals and candles around it. "I was raised to believe in the Virgin Mary, but this still gives me the chills," Angiano said as she balanced the dark brown figure in her hand. "Everyone should see this." Kitchen worker Cruz Jacinto was the first to spot the lump of melted chocolate when she began her shift Monday cleaning up drippings that had accumulated under a large vat of dark chocolate. Chocolate drippings usually harden in thin, flat strips on wax paper, but Jacinto said she froze when she noticed the unusual shape of this cast-off: It looked just like the Virgin Mary on the prayer card she always carries in her right pocket.

So what do you think? Random occurrence? (I'm going with that one!) A fanatic seeing what they wish to interpret? Scam? Or is this a divine sign that chocolate is one of God's greatest gifts to mankind? (Hmm... I may have to go with THIS one! LOL!)

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