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Enjoy the ultimate hot chocolate
Larry Robertson and his wife, Lisa Tallarico, are obsessed with chocolate. They own the Cocoa Cottage Bed and Breakfast (cocoacottage.com) in Whitehall, Michigan (55 miles northwest of Grand Rapids), where they make Mama Tallarico's Hot Fudge. They collect chocolate memorabilia and even use husks from cocoa beans as garden mulch. So it's not surprising that Larry wouldn't rest without perfecting a hot chocolate recipe, even if, by his estimate, he gained 15 pounds during months of developing this brew.