Weird and Wonderful Chocolate Treats
Unusual flavour combinations
in sweets are becoming increasingly popular. Here are some more exotic,
weird and wonderful chocolate treats from around the world.
New Trend Alternative to Wedding Cakes
Chocolate fondue fountains have been around for a while, but most viewed
this form of catering as a luxury. Now, brides and their parents have
become more financially savvy, realizing they can use chocolate fountain
catering to replace the old-fashioned cake and hor d'oeuvres.
and Coffee Unite! Odwalla® Combines
Best of the Beans in New Mocha-walla™ Bar
Soothing chocolate and sassy coffee unite for a luscious,
lively combo in Mocha-walla, the new Odwalla food bar that brings together
the best of the beans.
CocoaJava Cafe in Second Life
Some people dream
of opening a cafe of their own. I will admit that I have had this dream
for a while... but have wanted it in another reality. And now my dream
is coming true!
CHOCOLATES OFFERS PERSONALIZED TREATS & “SUITES” AND
A FREE DOWNLOAD OF JAZZ STAR JACQUI NAYLOR’S “MY FUNNY
VALENTINE” WITH PURCHASE
2009 – Nothing sets the mood like
music and fine chocolate, and two Chocolate and Jazz greats have
teamed up to do just that. From February 1st through Valentine’s
Day, Martine’s Chocolates is offering access to a
free download of “My Funny Valentine” from Jazz
star Jacqui Naylor’s new album, You Don’t
Know Jacq with every purchase. (While supplies
last.) “My Funny Valentine” is an example of the artist’s
critically acclaimed “Acoustic Smashing” technique
(www.jacquinaylor.com). Here she sings the well-known
valentine standard while her band plays the AC/DC rock anthem “Back
Top Rated Chocolates Offers Customized "Small Indulgences" for
2008 - In uncertain times, chocolate consumption is one of the few things
that don't go down, in fact, it goes up! Chocolate offers not only
comforting, "feel-good" moments (and even some possible health
benefits), it is a pleasure and "small indulgence" that one
can still afford. Perhaps that trip to France is postponed, that HD
TV may have to wait, but not the pure pleasure of chocolate.
Chocolate Guide: To Local Chocolatiers, Chocolate
Makers, Boutiques, Patisseries and Shops
adds the Eastern edition of their Chocolate Guide to
their growing list of food resource publications. 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 as the Indie Food Channel, the network has been
at the forefront of new media.
+ Travel & Event business- Bittersweet Escapes offers a sinfully
delicious Chocolate-filled weekend in NYC
York, NY – September
8, 2008— Bittersweet Escapes today announced the official
launch of their website
(www.bittersweetescapes.com), offering exclusive trips & events centered
around the world’s favorite sweet treat.
is polite to play with chocolate…
Definition of a Sweet Night Out: Hosting an interactive chocolate party
set in a gourmet chocolate
setting where you make chocolate, mold chocolate, learn about chocolate
and of course…eat chocolate! All you have to do is show up, enjoy
time with friends and leave the cleanup to someone else. Sweet! And, the
concept is taking off and rapidly becoming one of the hottest new party
Chocolate Factory Introduces Exotic New Truffle
Factory Introduces Exotic New Truffle Flavors
For Chocolate enthusiasts, Chocolate knows no season. It is pefect for every
season. And, for the European-Style Chocolatier, Schakolad Chocolate
Factory, that statement now has very distinct flavors to back it up.
Here's an email exchange that took three years to reach a conclusion! I thought
it would be fun to share the saga of the Hershey's Lost Miniature with other
CocoaJava readers. I welcome more information about this little goodie.
the Appetite: Poetically Speaking
Chocolate Zoom Editor Anya Starykh
carries connotations of romance and seduction, and what
can be more romantic than indulging a chocoholic with
poetry about chocolate… while enjoying chocolate?
Recommended Holiday Guide to Services and Products - December 2007
we slide into the holiday season, it seems like a great time to offer a
shopping guide. Every website included in this guide has a special place
in CocoaJava.com's heart, each for their own special reason. This is my
small way of saying a 'thank you' to them and encouraging you to check
out what each site has to offer.
their 15th Anniversary and the Holidays!
season marks the fifteenth anniversary of Martine's Chocolates,
one of the nation's most highly acclaimed brands. To celebrate this milestone,
owner and founder Martine Leventer has commissioned a
collectible limited-edition 15th Anniversary Keepsake Box in which to present
her acclaimed hand-made gourmet chocolates.
Chocolates at Home, Made Easy!
You can make your own chocolate at home in less time and with much less
effort than you ever thought possible! Indulgers of chocolate unite and
read on for homemade chocolate tips, made easy...
What is a
a chocolate fountain work and what can I do if my home fountain doesn't
work properly? This article explains how chocolate fountains work
and how to get the most out of your home fountain.
Most Expensive Chocolates
By Michelle Faber
Chocolate may be
an aphrodisiac, but it is also a $$$moneymaker!
(according to Forbes Magazine) - You
might enjoy knowing what Forbes Magazine considers to be the world’s
most expensive and most likely, least affordable chocolates.
Vancouver's Hot Chocolates
Even with its notorious annual rainfall of
1117mm, the city of Vancouver in the Canadian province of British Columbia
on Mercer’s Quality of Life index. The survey results may have
had something to do with the city’s apt remedy: irresistible
Bars to Debut in March, 2007
Nelson’s Chocolate Bar turns back the clock, goes back
in the day and throws down a stylin’ new line of choc-o-graphic Graffiti
Bars to debut this March, 2007.
Ten legendary New York City graffiti artists including Blade, Crash, Crachee,
Crime 79, Dondi, Dr. Revolt, Iz the Wiz, Lady Pink, Spar One and Stay
High 149 have created one-of a kind works transforming wrappers for an array
of new candy bar of which a portion of the proceeds will benefit the All-Stars
New Twist On An Old Concept - Chocolate Pots
Esprit Porcelain is an artistic collaboration of sculptors, ceramists,
decorators, designers and plastic makers who have used magic and inspiration
to create exquisite porcelain objects of art for you to use to serve
up your hot chocolate.
Cookbook Review: Brownies to Die For!
This complete guide for brownie lovers is for everyone who's ever enjoyed
these chocolate treats, and knows what brownie-cravings are like.
A Short Story by Nanette Littlestone
her at her website, Words
of Passion )
A Parisian courtesan struggles with her lifestyle and her desire for expensive
chocolate. Can she be happy with an impulsive young American or must she resign
herself to the typical French lover?
Manufacturer to Donate 10% of Profits to Hurricane Relief
Moved by the catastrophic losses of businesses and individuals
across the Gulf Coast of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana,
American Chocolate Fountain™ manufacturer
Buffet Enhancements International, Inc.™, commits to raising funds for
hurricane Katrina disaster relief.
before chocolate was eaten, it was served and enjoyed as a
drink. The Maya drank 'chocolatl' made from roasted cocoa beans,
and a little spice. Montezuma shared it with the Spaniards.
Hernan Cortes wrote a letter to the King of Spain calling chocolate "The
divine drink which builds up resistance & fights fatigue".
by Chocolate Bar Collection Launch: May, 2005
You may have a desk job but you can still raise hell. Chocolate
Bar invites you to Save CBGBs by celebrating two of our favorite
things brought together for one good cause. CBGBs: New York’s landmark
venue and luscious, gourmet chocolate.
Carb Holiday Hints
The second in a series of low-carb articles by
holidays can be a real challenge for low carb dieters – especially
ones who crave chocolate.
Over the years I have come up with a few holiday hints, and even
a recipe or two that will allow you a taste of the season without
off the low carb wagon.
the Low Carb Chocolate Bar Craze
The first in a series of low-carb articles by Vicki Shaver
Today, there are so many low carb choices that you nearly
trip over them on your
way to the check out. However, one thing hasn’t changed much, and that’s
the premium price. So you don’t have to waste your time, money or
discriminating sweet tooth, experimenting, I am going to give you the benefit
of my years
San Francisco Chocolate Factory
I recently received an assortment of chocolates to
sample, enjoy and review. I've certainly done the first two steps,
and now it's time to tell you what I think of their signature tins
Bar: Recipes and Entertaining Ideas for Living the Sweet Life
Written By Chocolate Bar founders Matt Lewis & Alison Nelson. From
chocolate fondues, moles, sundaes, brownies and cookies Chocolate
Bar: Recipes and Entertaining Ideas For Living the Sweet Life
will show you how to shake your bon bon while achieving swank affairs
Grove Confectionery Company's Chocolate Factory Tour
in the north to northwest suburbs of Chicago, the Long
Grove Confectionery Company's Chocolate Factory Tour awaits your
visit. You will experience the old-fashioned way of making chocolate
hand crafted and uniquely packaged into our gourmet line of the finest
quality chocolate products.
Catering Company Offers New Low Carb Drinkable Desserts for Chocolate
2/8/04 Press Release: A specialty catering company in Alpharetta, Ga.,
says, Pity the poor carb counters no more. Coinciding with
the annual Valentines Day chocolate overload, Mocha
My Day Mobile Espresso is launching a new drink menu that will allow
carb counters to once again imbibe in the pleasures of chocolate. Quite
literally, they want you to drink it.
Chocolate: The Perfect Chocolate for any Situation By Veera Hiranandani
Veera offers fun, practical advice on the perfect chocolate choice for
any given situation life brings your way.
Coffee On A Shoestring Budget - By Claudberta Meador
Learn how to
make your own delicious flavored coffees at home for a fraction of the
price of the fancy gourmet varieties!
Chocolate Unscramble Word Game - Game
Created by Carolyn Stratton
many words can you find in this favorite winter drink? Pour yourself a
cup of hot chocolate and get ready to play!
Reality - By
talks about growing up in a chocolate-obsessed family, and what it means
to have a sweet tooth in New York City. She also reviews New Yorks latest
chocolate destination, the Chocolate Bar.
Food Of The Gods Festival October 5-12, 2002
Press Release: Each October more food lovers from the U.S. are heading
down to the annual "Food of the Gods Festival" in Oaxaca, Mexico
to explore the popular Oaxacan cuisine and experience the diverse culture
of its people.
YES To Low Carb Chocolate - By Rhonda K. Elpers
I know what you're thinking. I know because I used to think the same thing.
Low-carb? Chocolate? Coffee? No way, right? Wrong.
Mystery Science of Chocolate - By
seeking aliens, ancient myths and legends, bad poetry and more. It's everything
we have come to expect from one of the web's most surprising and gifted
Questions & Answers
receives e-mail asking various interesting questions, which of course
we happily research and answer for our readers. Here are some of the
we've been asked along with our responses.
Facts and Little Known Trivia
Impress your friends with these bite-size bits of chocolate knowledge.
You'll never lack for interesting conversation when you show off your
gift for 'sweet talk'.
History - A Timeline
This timeline traces the evolution of chocolate, from its origins as a
popular European beverage to the familiar American candy bars of the present.
The CocoaJava Chocolate Glossary is your comprehensive reference guide
to various chocolate terms and ingredients. When in doubt, look it up
in the glossary.
To Make Chocolate Coated Spoons
A simple plastic spoon coated in chocolate is a nice touch to add to
a gift of coffee beans. You'll soon think of other gifts that would also
Sweetest Places On Earth
From the chocolate shops of Belgium, to the heartland of America and on
to the shores of Australia, sweet vacations around the world call out
for you to come and indulge in chocolate excess.
Why make your own beverage and pudding mixes when you can buy them at
the store? Because you can do things with your own mixes you can't do
with those commercial
Chocolate Hearts Healthier Hearts?
Is it possible that chocolate could actually be good for you? New findings
may change our perception of chocolate's place in a healthy diet.
Diet? Unlimited Desserts!
Many chocolate devotees
face dietary challenges. These may take the form of allergies, diabetes,
weight control, lactose intolerance, or other special concerns.
Teaspoon Of Cinnamon, And A Cup Of... What?
You'll be amazed at some of the ingredients in the recipes I will be sharing
with you. Keep an open mind though, because they are rich, full of chocolate,
and utterly delicious.
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