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Delicious Add-Ins for the Perfect Home Made Hot Chocolate
There are few things as comforting as a cup of hot chocolate, and with Legacy’s Gourmet Hot Cocoa Mix you are guaranteed quality along with taste. Unlike many mass-produced brands that list a paragraph of chemicals you cannot pronounce as their ingredients, our Hot Cocoa Mix only contains two ingredients – cocoa rouge cocoa powder and evaporated cane juice sugar. Looking to jazz-up your hot cocoa? Here are a few suggestions to experiment with the next time you're preparing a cup.
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Categories: Artisan Chocolage, Chocolate, Recipes | Tags: hot chocolate , hot cocoa , flavored hot chocolate
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The Art of Pairing Chocolate and Coffee

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The Art of Pairing Chocolate and Coffee
Look in any bookstore and you will discover dozens of books to teach you the best way to pair wine and food. Ask the bartender at your local pub for the perfect beer to match your meal and you are sure to find a new favorite. But what if your favorite drink is coffee? Is the perfect culinary pairing for coffee a donut, bagel or bran muffin? No. It is chocolate.
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Categories: Artisan Chocolage, Coffee, Chocolate | Tags: chocolate , coffee , mocha , coffee beans. chocolate with coffee
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Chocolate Talk - Part 2

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Chocolate Talk - Part 2
In our last post, we talked about some common chocolate-related vocabulary words. Today we've added some additional chocolate terms to our reference list. Couverture: high-quality, glossy chocolate used by professional chocolatiers for dipping handmade confections, though it can be used for eating or baking. Couverture (French for 'covering') has a higher percentage of cocoa butter than other chocolates, enabling it to form a thinner shell.
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Categories: Chocolate | Tags: chocolate , vocabulary , terms
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Ditch the Candy This Halloween Season

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Ditch the Candy This Halloween Season
Many of you have already seen the piles are colorfully packaged mini treats in your local grocery store, hardware store, heck - even the farm supply store. The impulse reaction is to not only pick some up for the cute kids who will be knocking on your door, but to have a small stash for your household (or perhaps a secret one for yourself). Instead of opting for stale chocolate "candy" made months ago and that contains preservatives, serve up some homemade treats made with real chocolate for you...
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Categories: Chocolate | Tags: Halloween , chocolates , treats , better candy
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Nutty Choco-Monkey Shakes

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Nutty Choco-Monkey Shakes
Kids and adults alike will love this sweet summer shake. It’s creamy, delicious, easy to make, and sure to become a fan favorite. Here are the details:
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Categories: Chocolate | Tags: recipe , chocolate , sipping chocolate , summer , shake
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Is There A Substitute For Chocolate?

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Is There A Substitute For Chocolate?
Is carob a decent substitute for chocolate? Carob is a brown powder made from the pulverized fruit of a Mediterranean evergreen. Some consider carob an adequate substitute for chocolate because it has similar nutrients (calcium and phosphorus), and because it can, when combined with vegetable fat and sugar, be made to approximate the color and consistency of chocolate. Of course, the same arguments can as persuasively be made in favor of dirt. :)
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Categories: Chocolate | Tags: chocolate , carob
Another 10 Neato Coffee Facts Worth Knowing
Our recent post on 10 Neato Coffee Facts Worth Knowing was so popular that we've come up with another 10 interesting facts about our favorite energy-giving elixir.
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Categories: Chocolate | Tags: coffee , facts , trivia , st paul , minnesota , chocolate
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Chocolate - The Love Connection

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Chocolate - The Love Connection
The cocoa connection dates back to ancient history. In fact, chocolate has been around almost as long as man. All the while, chocolate was gaining popularity not only for its decadence, but also for its reputed aphrodisiac properties. Today, we know that chocolate contains phenylethylamine, a naturally occurring amino-acid – the same one that we humans release when we are falling in love.
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Categories: Chocolate | Tags: chocolate , aphrodisiac , love , minnesota , st paul , history
Roasted Squash With Brown Butter Nibs Recipe
Chocolate can form an integral part of our main dishes. This holiday season, try this recipe for roasted squash. Let us know how it turned out!
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Categories: Chocolate | Tags: squash , holidays , chocolate , recipe
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Chocolate Isn't Just For Dessert

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Chocolate Isn't Just For Dessert
Many individuals have the misconception that chocolate is sweet and should only be consumed as a dessert - this couldn't be further from the truth. Chocolate in it's pure form has no sugar whatsoever, which makes it the perfect ingredient to change-up some old recipes.
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Categories: Chocolate | Tags: chocolate , main dish , ingredients , holidays
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