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"Sweeter Than Chocolate" Movie--Hallmark Injects Perversion Again & Ruins a Great Story

What is Hallmark's "Sweeter Than Chocolate" About?

Eloise Mumford plays Lucy Sweet (yes, her character's real name), a chocolatier whose family candy business might be in jeopardy.  Lucy and her mom are banking on a profitable Valentine's season in order to cover the shop's substantial rent increase.  

When a social media post about Lucy's chocolate cupids goes viral, the story is picked up by a local news station that assigns a reporter, Dean Chase (Dan Jeannotte), to investigate as part of a heartwarming series leading up to Valentine's Day.  

Hallmark's Sweeter Than Chocolate with Eloise Mumford and Dan Jeannotte
Image:  Hallmark Media

Dean, whose journalistic work typically involves busting scammers, is skeptical of the legend.  Local lore claims that eating one of the cupids on February 14 will help a person find true love--if their heart is open to it.  He must put aside his cynicism to create the "glowiest" of stories if he hopes to be promoted to news anchor.

"Sweeter Than Chocolate" Pulls You in Before Hallmark Does a Bait & Switch

Jeannotte is superb and deserves more recognition.  He's never viewed in the same A-list class as Tyler Hynes, Andrew Walker, or Ryan Paevey, yet he is equally charming, warm, witty, expressive, and authentic in every role he plays.  

Mumford is a gloomy sort, but Hallmark casts her in movies that fit her personality, like The Presence of Love, and Sweeter Than Chocolate is yet another story where her shadowy aura works well.

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Image:  Hallmark Media

Jeannotte and Mumford generate the onscreen chemistry fans adore (which has been severely lacking in recent Hallmark movies).  The romance isn't only lighthearted, however, but contains a lot of substance deriving from how their past hurts have shaped and affected their outlooks on life.

Dean grew up in a broken and unstable home where he protected and parented his younger sibling.  Lucy realizes he's not a cynic so much as a reporter intent on looking out for the little guy.

Lucy has avoided love, and she's never sampled one of the cupids herself!  Her father died eight years ago, and the loss profoundly affected her mother.  Only recently has Lucy's mom healed and returned to her former self after being an empty shell for many years.  Lucy doesn't want to love anyone that deeply because she never wants to experience such overwhelming sorrow.

Helen Sweet encourages her daughter with much wisdom, telling her "You can't avoid the hardest parts of life," and assuring her that "love is worth the grief."

Sweeter than Chocolate Movie-Lucy & Helen
Image:  Hallmark Media

Sweeter Than Chocolate is a tear-jerker!

After starting off on the wrong foot, Lucy and Dean agree to a truce.  He pushes away his doubts about the legend of the chocolate cupids in order to help Lucy save her store, How Sweet It Is Chocolates.  His news coverage fixes everything because Lucy has more in-person and online orders than she can fill.  Lucy agrees to cooperate with Dean on the story so he can land a promotion.  The arrangement is mutually beneficial, though neither plans to fall in love in the process--or eat a cupid.

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Image:  Hallmark Media

Cupids have a secret ingredient, and for once, it's not love--or paprika, as Lucy jokingly claims.  It's bravery.  

The candy shop boasts a "Wall of Love"--pictures of couples who ate cupids, got married, and then shared their testimonials about the magical candy. Lucy and Dean decide to interview some of the couples, and this is Hallmark's opening to propagate wokeness and perversion.

Sweeter Than Chocolate Wall of Love
Image:  Hallmark Media

Sweeter Than Chocolate Is Ruined by Hallmark's Woke Agenda

When Woke Wonya Lucas seized the reins of Hallmark as CEO in 2021, she sharply turned the direction of the network a full 180-degrees.

As part of Lucas's "diversity, equity, and inclusion plan," the nice terminology used to mean throttling viewers with a racist and perverted agenda to reshape culture into a woke hellscape, she slowly and steadily began including gay and lesbian characters into Hallmark movies.  Initially, gay characters were nuanced and barely noticeable, but as evil does when it gains a toehold, the perversion in Hallmark movies grew to be blatant and in-your-face.

Woke Wonya Lucas from Hallmark
Woke Wonya says "inclusive programming" is the new hallmark of feel-good TV, but it looks like her channel is becoming known for its anti-family filth. 

Sweeter Than Chocolate features two same-sex couples.  When Dean and Lucy interview people from the shop's "Wall of Love," one is a male couple complete with all the stereotypical flaming mannerisms, and the worst part of all--when you are least expecting it, they go in for a full lip-lock.  It is revolting and cringeworthy.  Oh, but that's not enough.  A lesbian couple is also included, and they don't look a day over 90-years-old.

(Wonya Lucas, if you read this, do you know God says homosexuality is an abomination that will separate people from Him for all eternity?  You will be judged for your part in encouraging people towards a lifestyle of sin that will condemn them to hell.  You are sending a message to sin-sick souls that homosexuality is natural because love is love--do you know better than your own Creator?  You have made your opinion an idol because you exalt it above God's command.)

While racial diversity is nothing to disparage, Hallmark includes it in a manner that aligns with left-wing ideology rather than natural human interaction.  Sweeter Than Chocolate has it all--Asians, blacks, multiple biracial couples, gays, lesbians, old people, fat couples, geeks, and more.  We don't want anyone left out, so let's be sure to stuff them all into one movie whether they fit or not!

Hallmark plays a cat-and-mouse game with viewers.  While Hallmark still has a substantial fan base, viewers who once relied on Hallmark for clean, family-friendly movies are migrating elsewhere after noticing their loud complaints are falling on deaf ears.  Like typical Marxists, Hallmark cancels the voice of the majority in order to pander to the minority.  However, like a sly cat, Hallmark premieres several new movies without the homosexual component, enticing viewers to come back for a peek.  Encouraged that Hallmark has seen the error of its ways, viewers return, only to be duped again because Hallmark's agenda for cultural indoctrination has not changed.

What's the solution?  

Switch networks.  Great American Family and Up Faith & Family both feature movies that are clean, uplifting, and family-friendly.  

If you haven't already watched Sweeter Than Chocolate and would like to avoid polluting your mind with the Sodom and Gomorrah imagery, skip this perversion-laced 2023 release and send a strong message to Hallmark.

Sweeter Than Chocolate Is Based on a Book by Hallmark Publishing

Hallmark Publishing released Sweeter than Chocolate as a novel in January 2023 before transforming it into a movie.  Unlike other books-turned-movies, the film adaptation likely follows the book more closely.

Before reading the book, however, you might want to scour the reviews or pose a question to the Amazon community to learn if LGBTQLMNOP characters are included before snagging a copy.

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  1. I turned this off the moment I saw the 1st gay couple. And i asked around if the book had the same thing, and yes, there is gay people in the book itself.
    I'm so disgusted, yet at the same time, not really surprised because this is what deceivers do when they want to keep tricking people into thinking that they're not going to be complete inappropriate. And I predict that Hallmark will suffer the same fate as all the other woke companies that have been exposed for their woke deeds if this continues. (and given that their new show The Way Home just recently had a gay couple in a new episode, it's definitely going to continue). -Maria

  2. Thanks for the article. On point and well said.


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