Virgin Mary chocolate statue found under vat of chocolate!!!!! :rolls eyes:

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Virgin Mary chocolate statue found under vat of chocolate!!!!! :rolls eyes:

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060818/ap_on_fe_st/chocolate_virgin_mary

Workers discover chocolate Virgin Mary

By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press WriterThu Aug 17, 11:20 PM ET

As a chocolatier to the rich and famous, Martucci Angiano has posed with many celebrities — but on Thursday she held in her hand a figure that dazzles her more than any Hollywood star.

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.

"When I come in, the first thing I do is look at the clock, but this time I didn't look at the clock. My eyes went directly to the chocolate," said Jacinto, dressed in a hair net and apron as she paused from her work. "I thought, 'Am I the only one who can see this? I picked it up and I felt emotion just come over me. For me, it was a sign."

The chocolate, on display for most of the week in the front of the company gift shop, now rests in a plastic case in a back room and is brought out only for curious visitors.

The stack of hardened confection has a wide base and tapers gently toward a rounded top, giving the appearance of a female figure with her head tilted slightly to the right. The dark brown melting chocolate hardened into subtle layers that resemble the folds of a gown and a flowing veil.

A tiny white circle, about the size of a pencil eraser, sits in the upper center of the creation, just above a slight ridge that runs across it. Cruz says the white speck is the head of the Baby Jesus as he is held in Mary's folded arms.

For Jacinto, the discovery came just in time. Raising a son on her own, she has struggled with marital problems for months and says she was about to lose her faith.

"I have big problems right now, personally, and lately I've been saying that God doesn't exist," she said, pulling the dog-eared prayer card out of her pocket. "This has given me renewed faith."

Angiano, who co-owns the 10-year-old company with her sister, has rubbed shoulders with plenty of stars in her job.

The gourmet boutique runs booths at all the big awards shows, including the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Oscars, the Country Music Awards and the Latin Grammys. Pictures of Angiano with top celebrities — and her chocolates — line the office walls.

But this week's brush with the image of a 2,000-year-old idol has left even Angiano star-struck.

"That's our Oscar right there," she said.

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On the Net:

Bodega Chocolates: http://www.bodegachocolates.com

I'm glad to know that when our world is full of war, starving children, and deadly diseases Jesus is going around molding statues out of his mother with unused chocolate.

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You know how when you look

You know how when you look up at the sky you can make out certain shapes and animals from the clouds that pass by? Nobody seems to actually think that its an actual animal or the spirit of a dead one (at least people I know ;p ).

Why is it that when it is a religious figure that seems as though they are found in a burnt grilled cheese sandwich or chocolate bar we give it so much publicity? Kinda ironic how in Jesus' time he did these incredibly magical things and appearances according to scripture and how sad that now he and other religious figures have to resort to a blury image on a piece of toast or snickers to prove their existance.


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Looks like a bald eagle to

Looks like a bald eagle to me, and it looks like he's pissed because we've destroyed the environment and we're fighting unjust wars. Mother bald eagle is trying to send us a message to stop disgracing America with our shitty environmental policies and murderous unconstitutionally sound regime.

Or maybe it's just a ball of chocolate... or a set-up.

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I posted this article

I posted this article *somewhere* on here, but can we really get enough chocolate virgins?

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Maybe we should start

Maybe we should start claiming to find various objects that resemble the flying spaghetti monster and sending those stories to the paper.

Or we could go around placing/creating things that look like Jesus in random places around the US and then if everyone flips out over them we can step forward and call them dumbasses. Eye-wink

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That's a good idea. these

That's a good idea. these stories are getting old.


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AAAHH yes..the 'ol chocolate

AAAHH yes..the 'ol chocolate virgin trick.... What better way than to gain popularity while boosting profits!! I looked at the pic..and can't really see anything but a glob of chocolate...really I tried..perhaps I do not have divine eyes, but...really......ah miracles in the form of yummy chocolate....what will god think of next...?????

PS. hmmm...I wonder if I could sell on ebay the picture of jesus I formed when I wiped my ass the other day.. no really...it was.JEEEEZZUUSS... halleluja!!!!

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