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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
Chocolate Leaves Are Fun for the Whole Family
In the world of chocolate, there is never a dull moment! If you're looking to decorate a food plate or dessert item, what better way than with your own homemade chocolate leaves! This is an easy and fun activity for children and adults alike.
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Categories: Recipes | Tags: recipe , chocolate , leaves , fun , family activity , minnesota chocolates
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More Fun Chocolate Facts

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More Fun Chocolate Facts
Everyone's favorite treat is full of fascinating history. Read on for some fun facts about chocolate.
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Categories: History of Chocolate | Tags: chocolate , facts , history , handcrafted , made in minnesota
ADULT CHOCOLATE MILK: A easy & great tasting cocktail for New Year's!
This recipe takes everyone's favorite childhood beverage and dresses it up for more refined, adult palates. In fact, it makes for a sweet libation for ringing in the new year.
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Categories: Recipes | Tags: recipe , chocolate milk , adult beverages
Another Delectable Recipe: Chocolate Pots De Créme
Treat your guests, family, and self this winter with this rich, smooth treat. Here's how to wow everyone's palate with a homemade touch of decadence.
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Categories: Recipes | Tags: recipe , chocolate , dessert
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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How to Properly Taste Chocolate

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How to Properly Taste Chocolate
Every origin of chocolate is a little bit different. Like with wine, the way to tell the difference between the chocolatiers’ creations is by relying on your palate, much like how you would do at a wine or coffee tasting. Because cocoa beans are a natural, agricultural product and not a formula from a chemist’s lab, different beans can have slightly different characteristics, especially when grown in different regions. Here are three things to look for when you’re tasting chocolate.
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Categories: Chocolate | Tags: how to taste chocolate , tips , fall
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What Are Cocoa Intensities?

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What Are Cocoa Intensities?
Have you noticed a percentage listed on your favorite chocolate, either at our shop or elsewhere? That number is the amount of actual cocoa that particular item contains. Some chocolate companies add a lot of sugar, fillers, and preservatives, which lessens the cocoa ratio of that product. At Legacy Chocolates we only use quality ingredients and do not use corn syrup, fillers, or preservatives - which is why we keep our chocolate refrigerated. Listed below is more information about the different...
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Categories: Chocolate | Tags: chocolate , cocoa , intensities , lesson
Twelve More Facts You Might Not Know About Chocolate (Part 2)
In our last post, we presented Twelve Fun Facts You May Not Know About Chocolate. Due to popular demand, we're back with some more facts about everybody's favorite snack. Enjoy!
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Categories: Chocolate | Tags: chocolate , facts , history , trivia
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