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Nutty Choco-Monkey Shakes

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Nutty Choco-Monkey Shakes
Kids and adults alike will love this sweet summer shake. It’s creamy, delicious, easy to make, and sure to become a fan favorite. Here are the details:
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Categories: Chocolate | Tags: recipe , chocolate , sipping chocolate , summer , shake
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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
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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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
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
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
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