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An Addictive Aphrodisiac? The Truth About Chocolate
You’ve probably heard people describe themselves as “chocoholics.” But can people really become addicted to chocolate? And is part of chocolate’s “addictive” nature due to its reputation as an aphrodisiac?
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Categories: History of Chocolate | Tags: chocolate , history
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Common Mistakes When Brewing Coffee

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Common Mistakes When Brewing Coffee
For coffee lovers, we are always in search of the perfect cup - even at home. Many people make various mistakes with their home brew setup, though, so we thought we'd share some of the most common mistakes. Avoid these five points and you'll be well on your way to a better cup of coffee, every day!
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Categories: Coffee | Tags: coffee , brewing , tips
Honeybees Are Nature's Little Coffee Addicts
There is another creature on this planet that enjoys caffeine as much as we do - honeybees! Honeybees stick their tongues into coffee flowers to collect nectar, and that nectar contains low doses of caffeine.
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Categories: Coffee | Tags: coffee , caffeine , honeybees , natural
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Coffee Trees: The Natural Pesticide

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Coffee Trees: The Natural Pesticide
As you may know, coffee beans come from coffee trees. Those coffee trees produce coffee cherries, which contain seeds. Those seeds are the coffee beans you grind up for your daily fix.
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Categories: Coffee | Tags: coffee , caffeine , natural pesticide
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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
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Classic Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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Classic Chocolate Mousse Recipe
You'll love the light, airy texture that this chocolate mousse recipe delivers. In our version, we steer clear of superfluous flavorings like vanilla or fruit and instead let our homemade dark chocolate do the talking.
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Categories: Artisan Chocolate | Tags: recipe , mousse , downtown , homemade
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Chocolate Face Mask Recipes

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Chocolate Face Mask Recipes
Chocolate is a favorite dessert for cultures around the world. Not only is it delicious but chocolate also has many beneficial properties and even can help to improve one’s mood! A lesser known quality of chocolate, however, is that it’s possible to make face masks with it and that these masks can do a very good job hydrating, lifting, rejuvenating and toning your face. If you’re going to make a homemade chocolate mask, be sure to use high-quality chocolate with at least 70% cacao. Can you im...
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Categories: Chocolate and Health | Tags: chocolate , st paul , face mask , health , delicious
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Is Chocolate Good For You?

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Is Chocolate Good For You?
Many of us, at one time or another, have wished that chocolate were a health food (especially in the middle of a kale salad!). And while we probably won’t see chocolate on the menu at the health club’s juice bar, everyone’s favorite confection is actually much better for you than you probably knew.
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Categories: | Tags: chocolate , health , health food , stress
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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10 Neato Coffee Facts Worth Knowing

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10 Neato Coffee Facts Worth Knowing
How much do you know about everyone's favorite beverage? We all know that coffee perks us up on the morning, provides a pleasant boost in the afternoon, tastes great, goes well with cookies, and is generally a godsend for all flavor-loving hot-beverage enthusiasts. Coffee is an endlessly fascinating little bean that produces its weight in trivia. To wit:
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Categories: Coffee | Tags: coffee , facts , trivial , minnesota
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