Wednesday, March 22, 2006


This new dessert topping is darker than milk chocolate but mellower than dark chocolate. Somebody's Mother's Chocolate Sauce is made for spooning over fruit or ice cream, but we happen to know it tastes swell straight from the jar. Fiftysomething mom and businesswoman Lynne Lasher of Houston created the product and launched it last fall.

The mom theme extends to the "lid lit" atop each jar. One of seven quotes is printed (including: "If you bungle raising your children, nothing else much matters in life" -- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis). If you're so inclined, you can visit and submit a quote from your own mother -- or any quote that's mom-related and passes family-newspaper standards. The quote that's chosen on Mother's Day will net the winner a dozen jars of sauce and a bit of immortality.

The 9.5-ounce jar is $9. To order online, go to the Web site listed above.

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