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Five Foods You Should Try Chocolate With
Think chocolate is only for dessert? You might be surprised by the following tasty pairings.
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Categories: Artisan Chocolage, Truffles, Coffee, Chocolate, Recipes | Tags: chocolate , chocolate pairing , desert , coffee
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What Makes ‘Real’ Chocolate Better

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What Makes ‘Real’ Chocolate Better
There is a good reason why you find most chocolate bars in the ‘Candy’ aisle in most store. That is because they are not actually ‘real’ chocolate. A package labelled as a 65 percent bar of chocolate may contain some actual cacao and taste like chocolate, but that is where the similarities between ‘real chocolate’ and ‘fast chocolate’ end.
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Categories: History of Chocolate , Truffles, Chocolate, Artisan Chocolate, Chocolate and Health | Tags: chocolate , artisan chocolate , real chocolate
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Six Reasons Chocolate is Good for You

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Six Reasons Chocolate is Good for You
While chocolate might be considered a comfort food to some, its health benefits are understated. ‘Real’ chocolate offers a slew of health benefits, and you should know about them. Legacy Chocolates offers a variety of chocolate options, from liquid to solid, and you can experience the health benefits of chocolate from either form. Check out some interesting health benefits attributed to our favorite food - chocolate.
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Categories: Artisan Chocolage, Truffles, Chocolate, Chocolate and Health | Tags: chocolate and health , truffles , chocolate
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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