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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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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
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
Recipes With Legacy's Sipping Chocolate
Our sipping chocolate is considered Liquid Gold, that sought-after elixir that originally was to be savored only by the aristocratic of society. So, snuggle up and savor this royal drink that has become available for everyone and everyday. Simply heat and enjoy.
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Categories: Recipes | Tags: sipping chocolate , hot chocolate , recipes , minnesota , artisan
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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
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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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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