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Published: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:52:31 -0500


Eating Healthy Is the Key to Happiness

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:39:08 -0500

The importance of health has been ingrained in our minds since time immemorial; so much so that we are often reminded of the phrase that if health is lost then everything is lost. It is a challenging task to remain hundred percent healthy nowadays thanks to inorganic food, polluted drinking water, smog filled air that we are breathing and last but not the least, lifestyle disorder. It is important to have a balance diet and regular exercise.

Coasta Rica's Bribri Indians' Secret to Long Life: Raw Cacao

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:19:42 -0500

Wild chocolate, unprocessed and pure, is a secret to long life. Learn how Costa Rica's Bribri Indians prepare it and add it to your daily routine. Who knew living longer and healthier could be so delicious!

A Chocolate A Day Can Keep You Healthy

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:56:54 -0500

It is widely believed that eating dark chocolate is good for cardiovascular health. Some health and lifestyle experts, however, emphasized that there is no evidence for this fact. Recently, the British Journal of Nutrition published a new study, which supports regular consumption of chocolate.

Journey of the Cocoa Bean

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:01:04 -0500

The tree theobroma cacao (theobroma, meaning food of the gods in Greek, and cacao is thought to be borrowed from the mixe-zoquean language family and was originally 'kakawa') is originally a native to central and south America and now grown in tropics of the world, particularly in Africa and in Indonesia, places where it was taken after the conquests of the new world and the colonial period. It is an unusual tree in which small flowers bloom from small cushions on its trunk and large branches these flowers are self pollinated or by pollinators like midges...

9 Surprising Foods To Pair With Chocolate

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:46:12 -0500

Looking for some exciting new ideas for party foods? This post covers some cool ideas for use with one of everyone's favorite foods - chocolate.

Four More Reasons Not to Give Up Chocolate

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 11:18:30 -0500

Do you feel guilty eating chocolate? You don't need to. Here are four health benefits of chocolate you may not know about.

Quick Double Chocolate Chip Cookies From a Mix

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 06:26:16 -0600

Most people love cookies, a sweet dessert or snack. Store-bought cookies are good, but homemade cookies are better. However, you may not have time to get out the electric mixer and whip up cookie dough. The solution to this problem is a mix. Dessert mixes have improved significantly and may be used for homemade cookies. Chocolate lovers will love these morsels!

Dark Chocolate - A Boon

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 15:40:19 -0600

Ever wondered how a simple bar of dark chocolate can do wonders for your health? Reap the numerous health benefits of dark chocolates.

Too Much Chocolate Cake

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:11:34 -0600

"Eating breakfast with desserts fights obesity" - Scientists have found that people who eat their largest daily meal at breakfast are far more likely to lose weight and waistline circumference than those who eat a large dinner. They also had significantly lower levels of insulin, glucose, and triglycerides throughout the day, translating into a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol.

How We Came to Know The Cadbury Flake

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:14:53 -0600

Cadbury Fake is one of the all time best British candy bars and this classic British chocolate bar has been a favourite in Britain for almost a century. From the first moment it was produced, Cadbury knew it would be a hit, and so much so they knew that they would have to keep its formulation a closely guarded secret, and so it remains to this day. This delicious chocolate bar was first developed in 1920 and was founded by accident by an employee of Cadbury.

Chocolate Is Not an Aphrodisiac

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:00:43 -0600

An aphrodisiac is a food, drink or drug when consumed stimulate sexual desires. The claim that chocolate is an aphrodisiac first came from the Mayans and Aztecs, who saw it as having mystical powers and used it for everything from ceremonies to currency. Today, chocolate is still associated with sex and romance. Capitalizing off this myth the most is the candy companies who sell millions of dollars in chocolate every year for Valentine's Day.

Sweet Memories Of British Chocolate

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 10:09:01 -0600

When we take a trip back to the days of chocolate past, in the great green pastures and cobbled streets of Britain, those days of old when we were all snot and marmite, our chocolate treats were the single most exciting privileges of being a child. A visit to Granny, or Nanny to which name you prefer, would almost...

The Four Most Important Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 10:53:41 -0600

Chocolates entice the sweet tooth and brings immense pleasure to anyone who consumes it. It is known to have health benefits which when adapted can bring drastic changes to the body.

How to Taste Gourmet Belgian Chocolate

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:16:54 -0500

Gourmet chocolates can be real masterpieces of culinary art; and like with a fine wine, knowing how to taste the many flavours and textures of luxury chocolate is a technique that will enhance your understanding, appreciation and hopefully your eating experience! These skills will also help you to tell the difference between truly magical chocolate and chocolate that is just well packaged. As with everything in life, there is no universal recipe to enjoy chocolate: do it your way and make sure to get all the pleasure from it.

The History of the Ballotin - The Classic Belgian Chocolate Gift Box

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:51:37 -0500

This year celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ballotin. I am sure that every Belgian chocolate connoisseur has opened one - or many - of these ballotin boxes in their life. In fact, since its creation in 1915, the ballotin has always been around, carefully filled with chocolates in a countless number of shops or voraciously enjoyed by thousands of chocolate lovers around the globe.

The Surprising Benefits of Raw Chocolate

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:05:29 -0500

We've all heard that dark chocolate can be good for you, but what about raw chocolate? Raw chocolate is the latest craze to emerge in the world of food and drink, is the hype justified? As it turns out, yes.

Making Sweet Gestures Extra-Special Through Personalised Chocolates

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:13:31 -0500

Almost anything can be said with chocolates. You can say, "I love you," "I am sorry," "Will you marry me?" "Congratulations!" "Thank you!" "Farewell!" and "You can do it!" with a piece, some pieces, or a whole box of chocolates.

All You Need To Know About Chocolate Birthday Gifts

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:33:35 -0500

Are you looking for something special that will impress and please somebody special on their birthday? Why not try the age old gift of chocolates?

Why Vegan Chocolate Is Healthier

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:38:44 -0600

Vegan diets are good, but could be better if you can eat what you want. Chocolate is my favorite treat why not enjoy a vegan chocolate even if you are on a diet.

Peanut Allergies? Try Nut Free Chocolate Bars

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:30:02 -0600

Peanut allergies are becoming more common, and there are many people who are also allergic to other types of nuts as well. If you have been diagnosed with a nut allergy, then you might feel limited about the types of food that you can eat. But don't worry, because there are many manufacturers that produce nut-free products for you to enjoy.

The Food of the Gods

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:38:31 -0600

Chocolate, in its raw form, was revered by ancient Americans as a gift of the Gods and even used as a currency. It turns out, the Aztecs were on to something. Learn the nutritional and anti-depressant properties of this super-food.

Can I Eat Dairy Free Chocolates on a Lactose Free Diet?

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:19:16 -0600

If you are on a lactose free diet, chocolate can be one of the most difficult foods to give up. Most chocolate is made with milk, which means that it doesn't comply with a lactose-free eating plan. The good news is that you can find dairy free chocolates that are delicious and made without any lactose.

Why Vegan Chocolates Are Better Than Regular Chocolates

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:09:04 -0600

Many people assume that a vegan diet is limiting, because there are many types of foods that can't be eaten. But, the truth is that you can find a variety of food substitutions that can be used, so that you can follow a vegan diet without missing out on some of the delicious treats. Chocolate is one decadence that you can still enjoy, because you can find vegan chocolate brands that make sweet treats without any milk or other animal products.

Tips for Buying Gluten Free Chocolate

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:08:20 -0600

Even if you have a gluten allergy, it doesn't mean that you have to avoid chocolate because you can find gluten free chocolates that are delicious and safe to eat. If you are looking for gluten and dairy free chocolate, then there are a few things that you need to keep in mind: Read the Label - Before you take a bite of chocolate, it is important to read the label and make sure there aren't any hidden ingredients that contain gluten. Cocoa is naturally gluten-free, but sometimes other ingredients might be included as additives, and they contain gluten...

Those Tempting Candies - Let's Know Their History

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:25:07 -0600

Candy, the confectionery with a high sugar content, has an interesting history behind it. The term candy can be used to refer to any sweet confectionery. However, the definition of candy is not universal. What is considered as candy in one culture may be dessert in another. Read on to know more about your favorite confectionery.

How Are Different Types Of Candies Prepared

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:49:05 -0600

Candy is prepared from sugar syrup. The syrup is boiled for a long period so that it starts to solidify. Candies come in variety of textures, from soft and gummy to hard and brittle. Type of candy produced depends on the temperatures and cooling period of syrup during candy making.

Interesting Facts About Candy

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:58:35 -0600

Candy, is also known as lollies. It is a confection that has sugar as its primary ingredient. Sugar confectionery, includes any sweet like sugar candy, chocolate and chewing gum. Fruit, or nuts which are coated with sugar are usually said to have been candied.

The Delicious Black and White Pop Suckers for Various Occasions

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:37:50 -0500

Concerning about the fact that the candy is to be sucked, it is made hard. There are various manufacturing steps to be undergone, before the final product is obtained and individually wrapped.

The Chocolate Coated Candy Bars in Various Flavors

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:22:12 -0500

The sweet, chocolate flavored confectionaries are often purchased in the form of bars. These offer delightful treats to the people of all the ages and are consumed all over the world as the chocolate bar snacks.

Is Cocoa Good for You?

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:58:55 -0500

Have you been missing out on the nutritional benefits of chocolate? If your pantry is always stocked with cocoa for you and your family, this article explains why it's time to switch to cacao powder.

Why Chocolate Is Actually Good for Women's Health

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:11:37 -0500

There is no reason to feel guilty about indulging in chocolate. Learn why chocolate is actually good for women's health and which chocolate you should be including into your diet.

Is Chocolate Icing For Your Wedding Cake A Good Idea?

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:15:29 -0500

Find out if chocolate icing for your wedding cake is a good idea. Prepare to be tantalised...

Make Sure You Carry Sun Safe Candy When Camping at the Beach

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:35:17 -0500

Camping at the beach is a perfect way to chill out on a summer day. Beach camping can be fun when you have packed games, lunch, a lot of chill water and an amazing book. However, the day gets special only if you carry along some sun safe treats.

Childhood Memories Rekindled With Lollies

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:50:37 -0500

It is always a great visual to watch a kid licking a lolly, especially if it is the big, colorful one with a tantalizing swirling design. Regarded as one of the top rated confectionery items lollies are equally loved by both kids as well as elders.

How Is Gluten-Free Chocolate Made?

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 06:16:14 -0500

We all love chocolate, this is a universal truth. Knowing how gluten free chocolate is made simply extends the range of enjoyment.

10 Best Chocolates You Have To Taste in NYC

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:43:09 -0500

Chocolate is a well-loved candy loved by plenty of people all over the world, especially ladies. There are so many reasons as to why people love taking them. These days, it is not all about the chocolate. The chocolates have come up with exceptional ways of designing chocolate bars. Some even apply coating while others insert nuts and others it is all about the packaging.

Chocolates, Desserts and Wines of the Upper East Side

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:44:47 -0500

Chocolate is not just a candy bar that you find in your run of the mill department store. Nowadays, natural gourmet chocolate has been included in high end restaurants as part of meals. It is now possible to find chocolate as dessert, where you can also pair it with wine. This has numerous health benefits on the body. There are many places in the Upper East Side of New York where you can mix chocolates with desserts and wine.

What Is the Main Health Benefit of Dark Chocolate?

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:41:24 -0500

Indulging in chocolate does not have to be a bad thing. Once you know what the benefits are to eating dark chocolate, you will never feel guilty again.

Why the Classic Box of Chocolates Is Still the Number One Gift

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:43:50 -0500

Are you searching for the perfect way to say sorry to your loved one? Then you need to buy them a box of chocolates.

Tips on Chocolate for Baking

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:23:42 -0500

Cooking With Chocolate - Good quality chocolate bars are fine for melting or finely chopping, but if you want big chunks or decorative shavings, buy a piece from large brick; specialty and many natural food stores sell chocolate like this. Chop with a chef's knife on a cutting board. To make chocolate shavings, put the chocolate on a clean cloth and carefully pull the knife toward you.

What Is The Difference Between Dark Chocolate And Milk Chocolate?

Wed, 02 Jul 2014 05:40:23 -0500

Chocolate. We all love it, but how much do we know about our favourite food? Probably not as much as we should.

How Is Organic Chocolate Different?

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 06:41:03 -0500

Organic chocolate products begin with growing and harvesting cocoa according to organic methods. As a consumer of chocolate products, your purchases equate to your vote as to how cocoa is cultivated and harvested. There is no right or wrong, but there is a choice.

Fair Trade Cocoa: What Makes It "Fair Trade"?

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:56:58 -0500

Fair Trade-certified cocoa comes from certified farmers' cooperatives, organized to educate and improve their members economically. As a consumer, you can help support the future of Fair Trade Initiatives by purchasing high-quality chocolate products made only from Fair Trade certified cocoa beans.

Top 7 Gifting Ideas for Your Gamer Brother

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:41:24 -0500

Gamers are extremely passionate people. They are skillful and do not underestimate their knowledge. Gaming experience is so detailed today, that their knowledge about space, time, mythology, history, geography and demography about the world around them is pretty good. So, this year, gift your birthday an appreciation of what he is so in love with.

What Is a Chocolate Truffle? - A Short Primer

Fri, 30 May 2014 08:44:59 -0500

Not all confections are truffles. Learn what to look for when shopping for a gourmet chocolate treat for yourself or someone special.

Chocolate and Mezcal Pairing in Oaxaca, Mexico: Some Thoughts on Product Commonalities, Differences

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:23:30 -0500

A mezcal and chocolate pairing evening in Oaxaca, Mexico, turned out to be a lesson on the history of cacao and chocolate, its different formulations, and issues for the industry. It proved to be thought-provoking from the perspective of an aficionado of mezcal, the agave-based spirit now popular not only in Mexico, but throughout the Western World.

Chocolate: The Misunderstood Superfood

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:53:15 -0500

Is it good for our health or isn't it? It seems like there is still some confusion around chocolate and whether it's a superfood or not, no thanks to misrepresentation by some forms of media and advertisements. The truth is, it's both, but that depends on what type of chocolate you're thinking of. I'm here to clarify once and for all which chocolate is the healthy kind and why. I also touch on the terminology you often hear around chocolate production (for example, is it "cocoa" or "cacao" and what's the difference?). I tell you how to identify the legitimately good stuff among the many brands you'll find in stores. Finally, I discuss the benefit of buying organic; it's not just about quality. It's also about the people that make it.

Best Molten Chocolate Cake Recipe

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 11:20:09 -0500

Popularized by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Molten Chocolate Cake is now a regular dessert item at many high end restaurants. This recipe for Molten Chocolate Cake is easy to make and whipping the egg whites makes for a lighter finished cake.

Chocolate Decadence Cookie Recipe

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:49:03 -0500

I am always looking for easy and rich dessert recipes to try on my family. Baking is one of my favorite things to do, but I always like to keep it simple. The best part about chocolate decadence cookies are that they look elaborate, but they are a breeze to make. If chocolate is your indulgence, these cookies will do the trick. I am a chocolate lover myself and am always looking for a cookie recipe that combines chocolate and nuts. I find this combination to be my guilty pleasure and chocolate decadence cookies have quickly become my favorite dessert.

How Eating MORE Chocolate Is Something You Should Be Doing

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 07:14:40 -0500

If you were to ask past girlfriends if given the chance would they have traded me in for some chocolate? Well I don't want to know the answer to that question..

Dark Chocalate Covered Almonds

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:34:04 -0600

You associate with whom you want to become. In this article I make a point of story telling and motivation. Get your groove on today!

Stunning Health Benefits of Eating Chocolates

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:17:59 -0600

Chocolate and childhood have an imitable relationship with each other. One cannot imagine childhood without chocolates. We just need a reason to eat chocolate and even if there is none we do not mind eating them.

5 Benefits of Chocolate That You May Have Missed

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 07:24:01 -0600

People usually know the bad effects caused by the consumption of chocolate. But did you know that the "food of the gods" can also be good for your health?

4 Steps to Maintain Good Hygiene in a Chocolate Factory

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:31:50 -0600

Hygiene is a very important aspect to maintain in a chocolate factory in the Middle East. Here are some ways to maintain a good hygiene in your chocolate factory and get certified for it.

Chocolate Marshmallow Peanut Fudge, an Easy Recipe for the Candy-Making Novice

Tue, 17 Dec 2013 10:58:30 -0600

In many homes, making candy is a holiday tradition. Candy-makng brings family members together. When the candy is made, you have sweet gifts for family members and friends. But you may have not made candy before. Don't fret. This recipe is easy and quick.

7 Tips for Chocolate Factories to Get Certified

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:02:24 -0600

A lot of factories and shop seek for getting official certifications proving the good quality of their management. Here are some tips for chocolate factories in the Middle East to obtain these certifications.

Inside a Chocolate Factory: How the Production Goes

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:33:12 -0600

As you all know by now, chocolates are basically made from cocoa beans which generally grow in tropical climates like Africa, South America and parts of Asia. In addition, to provide the raw products forming the finest chocolate paste, the beans should be harvested twice a year. This is how chocolate factories should choose their cocoa beans to follow the Swiss and Belgium methodology and offer high quality products. What should they do after purchasing the raw products?

How to Increase Your Chocolate's Shelf Life

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:29:01 -0600

A chocolate seller's most important concern is to increase his products' shelf life. Many shops still miss some small details related to storage. In this article, we will highlight few tips to maximize your chocolate's shelf life up to 12 months.

How to Start Your Own Chocolate Shop

Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:56:30 -0500

Planning to start your own chocolate shop and looking for some tips? Here are 4 steps that will give you a clear vision on how to proceed.

Seasonal Promotional Chocolate

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 07:01:24 -0500

Promotional chocolate is used by many business' throughout the year to get their branding out and about in a unique way. However this product really comes into it's own around seasonal times of the year such as Easter and Christmas.

Top 12 Benefits of Raw Chocolate

Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:51:17 -0500

Do you want to get rid of your coffee addiction and still feel energized through the whole day? Then raw chocolate is your answer.

Become a Chocolate Connoisseur

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:31:54 -0500

Want to become a chocolate connoisseur? It suffices you to use your 5 senses: Sight, touch, taste, sound and smell. Discover how you can know premium quality chocolate.

Chocolate Cupcakes With Salted Caramel

Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:43:44 -0500

A wonderful recipe for a cupcake craving. The salt in the caramel gives the overall cupcake a tasteful balance.

Fear Not Chocoholics - There ARE Benefits

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:44:53 -0500

More proof that chocolate has health-giving benefits to us. You don't need to feel bad every time you eat it now.

Who Wants To Eat Chocolate For Health?

Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:25:54 -0500

Research suggests that keeping chocolate in your diet is a good thing. By eliminating foods you enjoy, you will simply not stick to any diet for long and so will begin the 'yoyo' diet effect. In this article you will discover what research has uncovered about chocolate, why it is good for you and how it will help you to live longer and lose weight.

Different Promotional Chocolate Products

Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:34:26 -0500

Having the correct promotional material to use for marketing is always important. Not many businesses think of using chocolate during these campaigns, but it is in many ways an inspired choice of product. After all, who doesn't like chocolate?

What Are The Different Uses of Chocolate in Baking?

Tue, 08 Oct 2013 06:56:43 -0500

To answer the question in the headline, I am going to list different uses of chocolate in baking. Of course if you are a chocolate lover like me, you may have heard of many of the ideas.

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Fudge Recipe

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 08:45:52 -0500

This recipe is great to make with the kids. It is easy to make and great fun. Best of all it is made with wholesome ingredients. A tasty treat your kids will love these school holidays!

The Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate Give You Every Excuse To Indulge In It

Wed, 02 Oct 2013 07:34:53 -0500

Do yo know the benefits of eating dark chocolate? I did a little digging and found out that there are more than you may think! I love when I get an excuse to do what I want to do anyway, don't you? Let's eat.

Chocolates and More Reasons to Love Them!

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:23:49 -0500

Hey there chocolate lovers! Have you ever tried to go on a diet where it is forbidden to eat your favorite goodie? Urggh! Frustrating isn't it? Have you ever tried to cheat on your diet cause you can't resist, and later feel bad about ruining your diet? There's no need for you to feel bad, really!

Chocolate: Myths or Facts?

Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:25:54 -0500

We have all been hearing a lot of stories about chocolate, most of them are that chocolate is bad for the health. Some say that chocolate causes gain weight, others say that it is high in caffeine and many more. Are all these sayings about chocolate facts or myths? In this article, we will share with you 6 myths and the actual facts.

Pairing Chocolate and Mezcal in Oaxaca, Mexico

Tue, 03 Sep 2013 07:39:42 -0500

Pairing food with the Mexican spirit mezcal is in its infancy. A new trend may be emerging, combining the agave-based drink with chocolate. A recent maridaje, as it's known in Spanish, in the southern Mexico city of Oaxaca, should lift its popularity, while at the same time give mezcal aficionados an additional excuse to imbibe. Truffles and mezcal may be a new trend, as this article suggests.

The Top 5 Most Popular Cookies

Tue, 27 Aug 2013 08:04:35 -0500

America loves cookies! Nabisco has been working hard to make sure that their cookies are on the top of cookie list everywhere. The Oreo rounds out the list of all time great cookies.

What Are The Differences Between White, Milk And Dark Chocolate?

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:40:28 -0500

Is chocolate good or bad for the health? What is it made of? How does dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate differ? The answers to these common questions are found is this article: "What are the differences between dark chocolate, white chocolate and milk chocolate?" Read it to know more about what you are really eating.

No-Bake Biscuit And Banana Pyramid Cake

Thu, 15 Aug 2013 07:50:03 -0500

I would like to share this dead simple no bake cake recipe. You do not need to have any baking skills to make this cake.

Avoiding a Chocolate Meltdown

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:33:03 -0500

Chocolate that doesn't melt could be a reality sooner than many people think. After years of research, the chocolate industry is almost ready to launch a new form of chocolate in some of the warmer climates across the globe. The research and development is a result of some of the leading chocolate manufacturers joining forces to produce a product that is targeted at countries with the hottest climates across the world.

What Is The Difference Between Commercial Chocolate And Homemade Chocolate in Factories?

Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:34:27 -0500

This article is a brief comparison between commercial chocolate and homemade chocolate. We will state how each type of chocolate is manufactured and what are the raw products used in chocolate factories in the Middle East, to get to the conclusion of how to make the best chocolate choice.

Specialty Food At Your Front Door

Fri, 19 Jul 2013 10:18:19 -0500

Who doesn't like good food? The sight of scrumptious, colorful and lip-smacking meals can make even the most skeptical mouths water.

Chocolate Fountain Hire for an Event or Party

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:17:33 -0500

A chocolate fountain is a great way to wow your guests at an event, and offers an exciting alternative to regular deserts. Chocolate flows like a waterfall and you can coat anything from strawberries to marshmallows and banana bread.

Choosing a Bakery for Your Custom Needs

Fri, 28 Jun 2013 07:43:39 -0500

A cake, chocolate or pastries can really add to a special occasion. If you are ordering something sweet for a special occasion, you have a lot of things to consider.

Superfood Spotlight: Cacao

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:30:49 -0500

A look at the incredible nutritional benefits that raw organic cacao boasts. Plus a bit about the magical superfood's history and current world market.

Harvesting And Processing Chocolate

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:04:07 -0500

We all eat and enjoy chocolate, but not many of us know much about how it is produced or what it is made from even. Outlined here is the method used to harvest chocolate and the process of how the different elements combine to produce what we all know and love.

Is Chocolate Good for You?

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:37:36 -0500

So chocolate is a superfood? Modern research suggests it may have many health benefits. Here we assess the benefits against any detrimental effects of chocolate.

Is A Chocolate Fountain Or A Champagne Fountain Right For My Event?

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:03:10 -0500

When most people throw an event, they want their party to have something different, which sets it apart from other events. What actually sets a party apart from other parties can be many different things, including a new and original theme, a brilliant colour scheme or a unique choice of entertainment.

Why Choose Cheap Chocolate Fountains?

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:59:39 -0500

Throwing a party where you need to feed a large number of people can be a stressful and costly experience, but it needs not be either of these things. If you are having a large party and need to feed tens or hundreds of people on a budget, but still want to maintain the wow factor with your dinner options, cheap chocolate fountains could actually be one of the best choices available to you.

Cuban Chocolate Marquise Recipe

Wed, 22 May 2013 14:25:08 -0500

If you a serious chocoholic and like your desserts ridiculously rich, then this is one of those dishes that will give you a real chocolate buzz. The term Marquise is French and used to refer to the wife of a Marquis or nobleman, much the same as Duke and Duchess in English. It therefore seems possible the dessert is using reference here to a dessert of high nobility or just hinting at its inherent richness. Marquises are dense, rich affairs, often made in terrine dishes then sliced or in ingot shaped moulds. In reality you can make it any form you wish. I use small silicon muffin moulds which makes turning out the marquises far easier. Many chocolatier recipes call for adding cream or butter, but really there is no need unless you really want a less dense texture and lighter flavour. But truthfully marquises should be thoroughly indulgent affairs. If you want light go for a chocolate mousse.

Double Chocolate Macarons Recipe

Wed, 22 May 2013 14:19:45 -0500

Surely just those three words are enough to have any gourmet, or for that matter gourmand, salivating. Macaron, as opposed to macaroon, are the delicate meringue based confection made ground almonds, sandwiched together with a cream, buttercream, chocolate ganache or fruit puree. When sandwiched like this they are called a gerbet in French. It is widely believed that Catherine de Medici was responsible for introducing the confection to France via the pastry chefs she brought with her from Italy upon her marriage to Henry. Whilst popular back in the 18th & 19th centuries, it was only in recent times when famous French pastry chef Pierre Herm? revitalised the macaron offerings of renowned macaron house of Ladur?e that their popularity took off. Sometimes the macarons are made larger and filled with fruits as well as buttercreams then served a dessert or at afternoon tea. One of the most famous is Pierre Herm? Ispahan, a combination of rose macaron with lychees, raspberries and a rosewater buttercream, top with a rose petal.

Know About A Chocolate Melting Pot

Fri, 10 May 2013 13:02:24 -0500

Many candy recipes need chocolate, but you should melt the chocolate appropriately for using it in those recipes. One of the best ways to have molten chocolate is to use a melting pot. You can use the melted chocolate not only for candy making but, for other purposes like dipping, drizzling and also for molding.

Becoming a Chocolatier

Mon, 29 Apr 2013 08:46:51 -0500

Becoming a chocolatier would be a dream job for many, however this is actually a very competitive industry to break into. Below we look at some of the things you should consider if you wish to break into this industry.

The 6 Main Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Thu, 25 Apr 2013 09:09:22 -0500

Did you ever believe that one day you would be reading that chocolate not only tastes good but is also good for your health as well? Well this is the day. However I do apologize to spoil this sensational information for you, but I need to point out that not all chocolate is healthy. The healthy chocolate is the one that you rarely see on the shelves of your local supermarket. You guessed it; dark chocolate. (I know, the title gave it away in the beginning).

Chocolate - The History

Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:58:21 -0500

There are not many people who don't love chocolate, but not many of us know the history of this wonderful product. This article looks at the history of chocolate.

Connoisseurs Hot Chocolate Recipe

Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:44:21 -0500

The word chocolate is believed to have derived from either the Aztec word xococatl: xococ meaning bitter and atl meaning water or a similar Mayan word taken to mean hot water. Either way, the first use of the cocoa bean was in hot beverage form and was a clear forefather to the hot chocolate we know today. Cacao beans were a valued commodity in Aztec & Mayan times and were even traded as an early form of currency. In the drink form they were used for medicinal and ceremonial purposes. Whilst the earliest forms of the drink may have been as simple as infusing the cacao beans in hot water, it soon evolved to making a paste from the cacao beans and then mixing that paste with spices and chili to create the hot chocolate. Carvings and pots from the Aztec & Mayans eras show depictions of a stick akin to a whisk that was used to froth the beverage too.

Chocolate Pavlova With Spiced Pears And Butterscotch Sauce

Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:26:21 -0500

A super easy and quick recipe for making chocolate pavlova, one of the top loved desserts. Pears are spiced with butterscotch sauce to make it even tastier.

Simple Steps in Maintaining a Chocolate Fountain Machine

Wed, 03 Apr 2013 11:12:49 -0500

A chocolate fountain is not only exciting among the kids but with the adults as well. It always grabs anybody's attention in a party as it is quite fun to dip fruits, biscuits, candies, and other food treats into a flowing fountain of chocolate.

The Worlds Favorite Chocolate

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:42:01 -0500

Chocolate is one of the most popular foods in the world, and many of us crave it on a regular basis, making it a huge money maker for the companies that produce it. Below we look at the top 4 big sellers, and also reveal which bar is the biggest seller across the globe.

What Is It About Chocolate That Makes It So Desirable?

Thu, 21 Feb 2013 10:40:14 -0600

All over the world people love chocolate - it's a universal love affair with men, women and even children (well... especially women). What is it about chocolate that has the comforting effect on us and makes us feel 'everything is alright with the world'. Is it a craving, a genuine taste for the cocoa bean or the primal craving for sugar that goes back to our forefathers?

What Is Ganache?

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:17:10 -0600

Ganache comes from an old French word meaning pillow. And effectively that's what a ganache is, a little pillow of delicately blended chocolate and cream. The mixture is traditionally made by blending chocolate, cream and sometimes butter together. But modern chocolatiers have taken to making in with different ingredients and methods as we'll discover. Depending on how it is made it can be used to fill chocolates, cakes, macarons, to make truffles and as a glaze for cakes and desserts.

The Ultimate Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:11:22 -0600

Where do you stand when it comes to the chocolate cookie? There are those who track down the perfect crunch and snap, those who like a plain dough and the chocolate kick delivered by chips or better still chunks. Are you one who goes for sticky unctuousness? Perhaps you favour the addition of nuts as a counterbalance to the richness. Whatever your predilection, I am sure we have all at some moment tasted the perfect cookie and hoped to reproduce it ourselves one day.

The Popularity of Chocolate Celebrated During National Chocolate Lovers Month

Thu, 14 Feb 2013 08:15:19 -0600

How apropos is it that St. Valentine's Day falls in the same month that Chocolate Lover's Month is celebrated? Does chocolate really make you feel good? Is chocolate an aphrodisiac? Are there studies identifying certain chemicals and compounds found in chocolate that makes it beneficial for your health?

Giving Cakes As Thank You Presents

Tue, 05 Feb 2013 05:59:01 -0600

When someone does something truly nice for you, or gives you a really great gift, thank you doesn't seem to be enough to express your gratitude. There are many ways to say thank you to someone, and many gifts to be given as thank you presents, but nothing really says thank you like a home baked cake, personalised with the gratitude you feel.