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Twelve Fun Facts You May Not Know About Chocolate
1. Does chocolate contribute to intellectual superiority? Perhaps. Eat up, because there is a positive correlation between the amount of chocolate a country consumes and the number of Nobel Laureates that country has produced.
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Categories: History of Chocolate | Tags: chocolate , facts , trivia , history
What's The Buzz? Caffeine Facts About Chocolate vs. Coffee
Yes, that tasty bit of chocolate you're about to eat does indeed contain caffeine. But if you're looking for a caffeine boost, you might want to put down that truffle and grab a cup of coffee instead.
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Categories: Coffee, Chocolate | Tags: coffee , chocolate , caffeine , facts
Planning A Wedding? Truffles Are The Perfect Guest Favor!
For centuries, people around the world have found that chocolates are a gift that exudes good taste for any kind of celebration. Truffles are especially popular at weddings, as they are the perfect size to give guests. Not only do our handmade truffles provide decadence to the occasion, but they also bring an element of elegance to your celebrated event.
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Categories: Truffles | Tags: gifts , events , truffles , chocolate , handmade
Health Benefits of Coffee - Legacy Chocolates
We all know that coffee gives us a nice energy boost in the morning, but there are other health benefits, too. Humans have been drinking coffee since the 17th Century. The English were the first recognize the social benefits of drinking coffee. Newly minted coffee houses were popularly known as “penny universities,” because for a cent one could get a hot cup of coffee and have stimulating conversations with other people.
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Categories: Coffee | Tags: coffee , health benefits
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Seven Coffee Facts You Need to Know

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Seven Coffee Facts You Need to Know
More than half of us in the United States drink coffee every day. And while we know coffee as our steadfast friend who provides us with a delicious jolt in the morning (and, for some, the in afternoon), most of us don't know much about that dark morning elixir. Here are some interesting coffee facts that you probably didn't know:
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Categories: Coffee | Tags: coffee , chocolates
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Beyond Delicious - Legacy Chocolate

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Beyond Delicious - Legacy Chocolate
Have you noticed that the beneficial effects of chocolate go beyond simply being delicious? Many people feel happier after eating chocolate, and there is a good scientific reason for this. Chocolate is nature's antidepressant.
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Chocolate Comes to America

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Chocolate Comes to America
Chocolate made its way back across the Atlantic Ocean with British settlers to the colonies, with the first chocolate factory established in pre-revolutionary New England in 1765.
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Categories: History of Chocolate | Tags: chocolate , history , chocolatier , artisan
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Chocolate Travels to Europe

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Chocolate Travels to Europe
Christopher Columbus was spellbound by this new elixir, and he first presented cacao beans to the Spanish royal court in 1502. Explorer Hernan Cortés brought the Aztec cocoa drink back to Spain, and adapted it by heating and adding cane sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon to make it more agreeable to the European palate. Wealthy patrons grew a taste for this hot chocolate, which stoked demand and led Spanish colonizers to plant even more cacao trees in Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, and Jamaica, in order to...
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Categories: History of Chocolate | Tags: chocolate , history , European style , eating chocolate , drinking chocolate
The History of Chocolate: Central America
Chocolate as we know it is believed to have its origins more than two thousand years ago with the Olmec people. This pre-Colombian tribe settled the fertile lowlands of the Gulf of Mexico and cultivated corn, chilies, avocados, pumpkins, and beans. It was under these conditions that the Olmecs first cultivated the cocoa tree, Theobroma cacao.
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Categories: History of Chocolate | Tags: aztecs , chocolate , history , st paul
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