Fifty Shades of Chocolate


Carl, JoAnna. The Chocolate Moose Motive: a chocoholic mystery. Obsidian, c2012. Lee's newest hire at the chocolate shop, Forsythia "Sissy" Smith, has the court of public opinion against her in her husband's murder, despite having a solid alibi.

Esquivel, Laura. Like Water for Chocolate: a novel in monthly installments, with recipes, romances, and home remedies. Doubleday, 1992.  

Harris, Joanne. Chocolat. Penguin Books, 1999. A young widow opens a chocolate shop in a French village, transforming its normally austere inhabitants into unabashed sensualists. 

Meier, Leslie. Chocolate Covered Murder: a Lucy Stone mystery. Kensington Books, c2012.  After the suspicious drowning of a local fisherman and the murder of a sultry chocolate-store manager, Lucy Stone must track down a killer.

Norton, Ashley Prentice. The Chocolate Money. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2012. This is the story of Bettina Ballentyne, only child of the terrible Babs, heiress to a massive chocolate fortune. While Bettina may live in an apartment house overlooking Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, she's the ultimate poor little rich girl.

Plumley, Lisa. Melt Into You. Zebra Books, 2012. A sexy chocolatier and his under-appreciated assistant discover they can't have too much of a good thing in "USA Today"-bestselling author Plumley's delectable new contemporary romance. 

Roberts, Sheila. Better Than Chocolate. Harlequin Mira, c2012. "Sweet Dreams Chocolate Company has been in the Sterling family for generations, but now it looks as if they're about to lose Sweet Dreams to the bank. Can Samantha, the oldest daughter and new head of the company, come up with a way to save it?


Almond, Steve. Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2004.

Boynton, Sandra. Chocolate, the consuming passion. Workman Pub., c1982.

Coe, Sophie D. The True History of Chocolate. Thames and Hudson, 2007.

Higgs, Catherine. Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa. Ohio University Press, 2012.

Off, Carol.  Bitter Chocolate: the dark side of the world's most seductive sweet. New Press, 2008.

Satre, Lowell J.  Chocolate on Trial: slavery, politics, and the ethics of business. Ohio University Press, c2005. 

Silver, Charlotte. Charlotte au Chocolat: memories of a restaurant girlhood. Riverhead Books, 2012

Thomas. Amy. Paris, My Sweet: a year in the city of light (and dark chocolate). Sourcebooks, c2012.


Klause, Annette Curtis. Blood and Chocolate. Laurel-Leaf Books/Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, 1999, c1997. Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.

Zevin, Gabrielle. All These Things I've Done. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2011. In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. 

Zevin, Gabrielle. Because It Is My Blood. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012. In 2083, seventeen-year-old Anya Balanchine seeks a way to make Balanchine Chocolate legitimate, and although a trip to Mexico gives her new insights and ideas, escaping her mobster family's legacy of violence may prove impossible.


Catling, Patrick Skene. The Chocolate Touch. Morrow, 1979, c1952.

Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Knopf, 1973, c1964.

Mass, Wendy. The Candymakers. Little, Brown, 2010.

McCall Smith, Alexander. Max and Maddy and the Chocolate Money Mystery. Bloomsbury Children's Books: Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2007.

Smith, Robert Kimmel. Chocolate Fever. Puffin, 2006. 


Bread and Chocolate.  Verona Pruduzione srl; produced and directed by Franco Brusati; screenplay by Franco Brusati, Iaia Fiastri and Nino Manfredi. 2002.

Como agua para chocolate=Like Water for Chocolate. Touchstone Home Video, [1999?].

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Warner Home Video, c2005.

Chocolat. Miramax Home Entertainment: Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2001], c2000. Based on the book Chocolat by Joanne Harris.

Blood & Chocolate. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2007. Based on the book by Annette Curtis Klause.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Warner Bros. Entertainment, [2005], c1971.