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The Right Chocolate For Use In Baking & Confections
Legacy Chocolates explains the best types of chocolate to bake and create confections with!
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Categories: Chocolate, Recipes, Chocolate and Health | Tags: baking with chocolate , baking cocoa , compound chocolate
Five Foods You Should Try Chocolate With
As you know, chocolate is commonly thought of as a dessert. But, it doesn’t need to be eaten exclusively after dinner. In fact, chocolate is a fantastic food pairing for any meal. Below is a list of the top five foods chocolate pairs great with. So, prep your dishes, grab some chocolate, and get ready for the following partners in crime:
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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
The Many Health Benefits of Chocolate
Need to keep an eye on your health? How about some chocolate? Not only is chocolate a delicious treat, but it's actually very healthy for you – if you have the real stuff that is, not candy. Here are some of the major benefits to consuming chocolate regularly.
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Categories: History of Chocolate , Recipes, Chocolate and Health | Tags: chocolate and health , chocolate recipes , chcoclate
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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Chocolate Talk - Part 1

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Chocolate Talk - Part 1
Have you ever wondered what certain chocolate terms you have heard mean or what the chocolate product you purchased contains? Here is a listing of popular chocolate terms to reference.
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Categories: Coffee | Tags: chocolate , vocabulary , knowledge
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Storing Chocolate

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Storing Chocolate
Chocolate should be kept in a cool, dry place. Heat can cause bloom, which is a grayish-white coating formed from the cocoa butter compounds separating and crystallizing on the surface. If the chocolate is used for baking, the bloom will disappear once the chocolate melts. Bloom can also arise from humidity. Sugar bloom, as this type is known, results when moist air draws the sugar to the surface, where it recrystallizes to form a gray substance. Unlike heat bloom, sugar bloom does affect taste ...
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