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How to Melt Chocolate Without Clumps

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How to Melt Chocolate Without Clumps
Chocolate is delicious in its many forms; there’s no denying that. The versatility of chocolate lets you eat by the chunk or use it in baking. You will often melt your chocolate down before adding it to cake, brownies, or chocolate bars. Conversely, you can also melt the chocolate down and dip fruit in it!
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Categories: Chocolate | Tags: chocolate
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What Makes ‘Real’ Chocolate Better

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What Makes ‘Real’ Chocolate Better
There’s a good reason why you find most chocolate bars in the ‘Candy’ aisle in most stores. That is because they are not actually ‘real’ chocolate. A package labeled 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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10 Reasons Chocolate Is Good for You

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10 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!
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Categories: Artisan Chocolage, Truffles, Chocolate, Chocolate and Health | Tags: chocolate and health , truffles , chocolate
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3 Events That Call for Chocolate

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3 Events That Call for Chocolate
Bad days, good days, you name it – chocolate never disappoints. It is also great for events, providing a comforting and delicious treat for any occasion.
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Categories: Chocolate | Tags: chocolate , weddings , corporate events , holidays
Sweet Chocolate Gifts for a Wedding Shower
Weddings are the ultimate celebration of love between two people. When someone in your family or close to you ties the knot, there will be plenty of pre-wedding events, including the wedding shower.
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Categories: Chocolate | Tags: chocolate , Wedding Shower , Chocolate Gifts
5 Holiday Gift Ideas From Legacy Chocolates
The holiday season is upon us! These moments late in the year are for spending that precious time with your family, creating memories, and partaking in the gift of giving.
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Categories: Gifts, Coffee, Chocolate | Tags: gifts , coffee , chocolate
3 Reasons to Give the Gift of Chocolate at the Holidays
The time of giving and celebration is upon us, and like most, you may be racking your brain to think of the perfect gift for everyone on your list. But treating your loved ones doesn’t have to be complicated when you decide on chocolate to give!
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Categories: Artisan Chocolage, Truffles, Gifts, Chocolate | Tags: chocolate , holiday gifts
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Money Grows On Trees

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Money Grows On Trees
Cultivation, consumption, and cultural use of cacao were extensive in Mesoamerica where the cacao tree is native, and cocoa beans became a very important and valuable commodity. The Mayans and Aztecs used them as money, and were very protective of their beans. They paid for food, clothes, taxes, gifts, and offerings to their gods using cocoa beans. Having a pocket full of beans was like having a wallet full of cash. As far as these Mesoamericans were concerned, money really did grow on trees. Be...
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Categories: History of Chocolate , Artisan Chocolage, Chocolate | Tags:
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How Fresh Are My Coffee Beans?

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How Fresh Are My Coffee Beans?
When you purchase your produce at the grocery store you always pick-up the freshest piece, and many of you may even steer away from a bag of pre-cut and packaged veggies or fruit. Why then do many people purchase coffee beans that have sat on the grocer’s shelf for months or that have already been ground?
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Categories: Gifts, Coffee, Recipes | Tags: coffee , coffee beans
Ruby Chocolate: The 4th Type Of Chocolate?
On September 5th at a private event in Shanghai, the Swiss chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut presented what was gloriously appointed as ‘the 4th type of chocolate’. Chocolate experts from all over the world flew to China to assist to the revolution. It sounded like a big deal: after 80 years from the invention of white chocolate, the R&D department of the company managed to develop another kind of chocolate. Next to dark, milk and white, there is now a pink chocolate called Ruby.
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Categories: Truffles, Chocolate, Artisan Chocolate | Tags: Ruby chocolate , truffles , artisan chocolate
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