Belgique's Dark Chocolate Truffle Gateau with Edible Gold at Chicago's King Tut Exhibit Considered Health Food for Chocoholics

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Belgique a Northern California gourmet chocolate company claims their new dark chocolate Twenty-three Carat Egyptian Gold Truffle Gateau offered in Chicago at the King Tut exhibit have some of the same health benefits that the ancient Egyptians believed would give them good health and even eternal life.

A Northern California gourmet chocolate company 'Belgique's' founder and owner Linda Bartlett claims that their new '23 carat Egyptian Gold Truffle Gateaux' which is currently offered at Chicago's Field Museum for the King Tut exhibit, is actually a health food with the same ingredients once enjoyed by the ancient Egyptians.

The dark Belgian chocolate Truffle Gateaux, which is baked like a brownie but with the rich taste of a truffle have the same primary ingredients once consumed by the ancient Egyptians, dark chocolate and edible gold. The ancient Egyptians believed it therapeutic and that by swallowing gold you would enjoy eternal life.

The antioxidant-rich compounds found in cocoa and dark chocolate – known as flavonoids – have recently been found to have a healthy effect on blood vessels as well as glucose metabolism. The use of gold either by injection or taken in tablet form has been reported beneficial in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

The 23 carat edible gold Truffle Gateaux are baked like a brownie but have the taste and texture of a truffle. Made with 100% dark Callebaut Belgian chocolate and all natural ingredients, each Truffle Gateaux is decorated by hand with pure 23 carat edible gold.

Offered in a gift box of two for $9.99 and currently on sale at the Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Exhibit at Chicago's Field Museum until January 1, 2007. They can also be ordered online and currently shipped during warmer months with a cold polar pack nationwide through Belgique's own website. It is found at: You're also welcome to order by phone through their toll-free number at 888-772-0892.

When: Now until January 1, 2007 at the Field Museum King Tut Museum Store in Chicago, Illinois, 60605.

Where: The King Tut Museum Store at the Field Museum in Chicago. The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605. (312) 922-9410. Sold online primarily at:,,,,,

Press Contact: Linda Bartlett

Phone: 916 772-0892



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