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Do Cocoa Beans Grow in the USA?

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Do Cocoa Beans Grow in the USA?
Cocoa beans don’t grow in the United States, do they? After all, one normally associates them more with the tropics than the snow-choked plains of the US. In fact, this holds true for our country, too. Cocoa beans do indeed grow in the USA, but only in very limited areas. There is a narrow band known as the Cocoa Bet or the Chocolate Belt. That sounds more enticing that the Rust Belt or the Snow Belt! The Cocoa Belt essentially follows the tropics, extending twenty degrees north and south of th...
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Categories: History of Chocolate | Tags: cocao , history , chocolate , minnesota , homemade
The History of Chocolate Truffles, Part I
Everyone loves a good chocolate truffle, but few people know just how and why they taste so darn good. The treat's couverture, or coating, plays a big role. Next time you bite into a chocolate truffle, you’ll appreciate the taste even more.
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Categories: Truffles | Tags: chocolate , handmade , truffles , minnesota
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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10 Neato Coffee Facts Worth Knowing

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10 Neato Coffee Facts Worth Knowing
How much do you know about everyone's favorite beverage? We all know that coffee perks us up on the morning, provides a pleasant boost in the afternoon, tastes great, goes well with cookies, and is generally a godsend for all flavor-loving hot-beverage enthusiasts. Coffee is an endlessly fascinating little bean that produces its weight in trivia. To wit:
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Categories: Coffee | Tags: coffee , facts , trivial , minnesota
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

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