Virtually every chef and food-related resource extols the virtues of using freshly-shaved spices to flavor your cooking. Grate some nutmeg. Grind some cardamom. The flavors are brighter and stronger when they are fresh. But what about freshly grated chocolate? It's true that the flavor won't get stronger, but it sure does look cool.
The Chocolate Mill grinds chocolate chips of any flavor - dark, milk or white - into chocolate shavings with a turn if its handle. Not only is it a unique kitchen gadget for the cook-who-has-everything, it can improve presentation of a piece of cake, garnish an ice cream sundae and top a frothy cappuccino with a bit of extra flavor.