Do not think of chocolate as just another type of junk food. Rather, think rich, indulging and mouthwatering. This food of the gods was meant to be pleasing, and not just to mouths, but eyes alike.Rich and created with skilled preparation to include characteristics chocolate does not, gourmet chocolate is of high quality. Why so? It is a piece of art. Elaborately prepared to fancy all, gourmet chocolate comes in assortments of milk, dark and white chocolate. Two popular types of gourmet chocolate are truffles and slates, both of which are delicately hand crafted to present an edible work of art at your fingertips. Made from soft chocolate and shaped into a ball, truffles are coated with different types of chocolate and carefully decorated. Although typically filled with chocolate, truffles may also be filled with cream, caramel, coconut, nuts, cherries or mint, for example. No wonder the truffle is the diamond of the kitchen. Of course, if you are not sure which one to try, just buy an assorted box. The word "slate" does not sound too appetizing, but attracts any pair of eyes because of its sweet and creative appearance. Slates are usually pieced together with barks, which are melted baking chips. Most slates are coated with melted chocolate, but another popular coat is caramel. Slates are easy to make and once you coat them, add what you prefer to bite into. Most slates are mixtures of chocolate and nuts, such as pecans and almonds. Be sure to mix the melted coat and topping together and let sit to harden. Then, take a bite and be the judge of your own art.Chocolate is not just a processed food to be sold at snack bars. Real chocolate is gourmet chocolate, so cautiously arranged that eyes take a more than just a moment to look before biting into such sweetness.