Chocolate Articles

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The Chocolate Guide: To Local Chocolatiers, Chocolate Makers, Boutiques, Patisseries and Shops

February 21, 2012

TasteTV adds the Eastern edition of their Chocolate Guide to their growing list of food resource publications. Who Is TasteTV? TasteTV is the first and leading on demand & online food, wine and lifestyle network, with exciting programs ranging from chocolate, wine, restaurants and recipes to chefs, travel, fashion & design. Launched in 2004...
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New Trend Alternative to Wedding Cakes

February 21, 2012

As brides fulfill their childhood dreams of having a wedding fit for a princess, the parents cringe with every “extra” reducing their bank accounts. Many brides have followed the traditional reception of hor d’oeuvres, main entrée, and a wedding cake for dessert. Cha-ching! But with the current economy, parents are looking for short-cuts. Furthermore,...
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Chocolate History Timeline

January 26, 2012

1527 Conquistadors bring chocolate home to Spain. 1580 Beverages made with cocoa become popular in Spain. 1615 Italians are introduced to drinking chocolate, thanks to chocolate paste brought from the Spanish New World. 1657 London’s first chocolate shop opens for business. Until now, only the noble class has been able to experience chocolate drinks....
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Chocolate Trivia and Fun Facts

January 26, 2012

Chocolate syrup was used to represent blood in the famous 45 second shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, “Psycho” a scene which took 7 days to shoot. Once upon a time, money did grow on trees. Cocoa beans were used as currency by the Mayan and Aztec civilizations over 1400 years ago. When they...
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Chocolate Glossary

January 24, 2012

AFRI-KOKO A chocolate-coconut cordial made in Sierra Leone. BITTER CHOCOLATE Known as the best type of chocolate for baking, it is made from chocolate liquid which has been cooled and molded into blocks. Also Known As: Unsweetened Chocolate. BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE A dark chocolate containing a minimum of 35% chocolate liquor as a general rule....
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