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Picture a large room filled with chocolate in all colors, shapes and sizes. There's fudge, cake pops and cookie dough available in nearly unlimited amounts, like something out of a childhood dream. That dream was a reality for attendees of the Hospice chocolate Festival on Feb. 18 at the Sloan Convention ...
In recent years, Brazil has become a leader in the international chocolate market: It is the seventh-largest cacao producer in the world, known for producing some of the best single-origin chocolate. Brazilian farmers go to great lengths to maximize the natural flavors of the cocoa fruit, a process that ensures ...

Co Co. Sala, the combination gourmet chocolate shop and cacao-obsessed restaurant that debuted a decade ago in Penn Quarter, is closing Saturday, February 24. "It is with great sadness, yet tremendous gratitude that we are announcing Co Co. Sala will be closing on February 24, 2018," co-owner ...
Booja-Booja's hazelnut crunch chocolate truffles in a painted egg. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian. A vegan-friendly Easter treat made by an artisan chocolate company based in Norfolk has been crowned the tastiest in the UK, beating conventional products from supermarkets and specialist ...
Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College culinary students Tina Barron (from left), Brad Aubrey and Mary Dequilla prepare bananas Foster on Sunday during a collaboration between Mise En' Place and SKyCTC's culinary program at the annual Hospice chocolate Festival at Sloan ...
Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc. will host its annual chocolate Extravaganza fundraiser on Saturday, March 3, at the Waynesboro Country Club. Now in its ... The dinner includes offerings such as Chile ancho sopa de chocolate and cocoa-rubbed baby-back ribs paired with chicken mole over rice. Each table of ...

The eternal question: dark or milk chocolate? It's a matter of taste. Although dark chocolate, with its pleasing bitter flavor and touted health benefits, often overshadows its sweeter, milky counterpart. But another category is gaining ground -- dark milk. It's a marriage of the two -- milk chocolate with a higher ...
About 70 percent of the world's production of cocoa--chocolate's main ingredient--comes from just six small countries of West Africa, where a blight disease that kills cacao trees is spreading rapidly. The disease is causing decline and death in some trees in less than one year after infection occurs.
Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is about one thing: eating as much sugar as you can. Or, if you're a wookiee celebrating on Ahch-To, eating as much porg meat as you can. This Valentine's Day, you can have the best of both worlds. Our favorite porg-minded artist Toby Markham previously created squishy ...
Diamonds and flowers are nice, wine and sweet words can woo, but if you're intent on showing your special someone the depth of your love, gift them a gift worthy of gods. This Valentine's Day, celebrate your passion with the plant that's been revered for over 5,000 years, the one from which chocolate is ...
Her first idea: chocolate covered nuts, because she says they're low carb. "I love Valentine's Day. I love the cupids and the hearts and all that kind of stuff. I know it's maybe a Pagan holiday, but that makes me like it even more," said Young. Glacier has been around for 11 years, but Copeland says they're in it for more than ...
Whether made with cheese or chocolate, fondue has a kind of cheesy, finicky reputation. But in spite of its kitsch, dipping bits of food in gooey, melted fromage or dark, liquid chocolate makes for a fun, flirty, surprisingly low-effort meal. This is part of The Grown-Up Kitchen, Skillet's series designed to answer ...
When given the choice between a box of chocolates, however beautifully rendered, and a warm and shiny batch of chocolate that's baked or swirled on the stove top, I'll go with the latter every time. The recipes gathered here for your enjoyment won't take much time or effort to put together, and offer options ...
The company is hiring multiple taste testers to work out of its facility in Reading, U.K. According to job listings on the food conglomerate's website, the company is hiring two part-time chocolate tasters, one part-tine chocolate and cocoa beverage taster and a single full-time chocolate taster. Part-time workers ...
"There certainly is a toxic dose of chocolate, and it can be fatal," says Reed Caldwell, an emergency medicine physician at New York University Langone Medical Center. However, if attempted, he says, you are far more likely to wind up in the emergency room with a severely upset stomach (likely with vomiting) than with ...
chocolate is the most popular sweet treat in the world. People around the world (but mostly in Europe and the United States) consume more than 3 million tons of cocoa beans a year, according to the World Cocoa Foundation. And, not only does eating chocolate make you feel good, it may also be good for ...
Palmer is just one of many gurus currently transforming chocolate into a holistic superfood. "It's delicious, packed with minerals and antioxidants, and I get a little bliss-y from the neurotransmitter-boosting properties in it," says Amanda Chantal Bacon, founder of the moon Juice apothecary in Los Angeles, ...

Those tickets allowed them to visit nearly 40 businesses in downtown Appleton where they could sample scrumptious chocolate desserts. "We have been eating so much chocolate at this point, its hard to walk, we're waddling kind of," Berg said. Last year, Appleton Street sports Bar and Grill saw more than ...
Those like Tylin looking for a pre-holiday chocolate fix got their start Saturday afternoon during the third annual chocolate Walk, a joint effort offered by 360 youth Services and the Downtown Naperville Alliance. This year's walk featured more than 20 local businesses offering specially-made treats and ...
The 36th annual Norman chocolate Festival brought people from across Norman together to sample varieties of chocolates from several vendors. Two of those people were us: Allison Weintraub, arts and Entertainment editor, and Caitlyn Epes, assistant visual editor. As two of the self-proclaimed ...
Many of us grew up aspiring to be anything from astronauts, to ninjas, to even cowboys. I, personally, wanted to grow up to be a puppy (and I'm not really sure how I got so attached to that idea). But imagine attaining a more reachable version of your dream job, like, say, becoming a professional chocolate ...
Continue reading the main story. Share; Tweet; Pin; email; More; Save. Photo. The Silver Palate's chocolate cake. Credit Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times. From The Silver Palate's chocolate cake (above) to supernatural brownies, here are the chocolate recipes readers love. (Take a test run before ...
Frightfully cold weather Saturday night didn't keep visitors from savoring delights at the Home Sweet Home chocolate Festival. Financial adviser John Vecchio poured nonstop coffee beverages at his booth. "I have a coffee mocha and a regular coffee with raspberry and chocolate," Vecchio said "The colder ...
Tied with Divine was chocolate Mexicano made by Taza chocolate, founded and owned by Alex Whitmore and Kathleen Fulton. Taza grinds and minimally processes the organic cocoa beans rather than creaming them into a smooth butter. The result is a grittier texture that appeals to some but not others.
Everyone loves to eat chocolate, but do you think you could turn that guilty pleasure skill into an actual job? If the answer is yes, Mondelez International, the confectionary company that owns Oreo cookies and Cadbury chocolate, is looking for you. The company is currently hiring professional (and yes, paid) ...
A limited-edition chocolate bar that is made from the beans of ancient cacao trees in Ecuador and sells for $385 may very well be the world's most ... "We make chocolate with the oldest and the rarest variety of cacao on earth," Jerry Toth, co-founder of To'ak, an Ecuadorian chocolate company, told FOX ...
Melissa Berenson of Jupiter helps her son Asher, 3 reach the flowing chocolate from a fountain at the South Florida science Museum's Science of chocolate. The two day event was expected to draw 1300 people who indulged in 100 lbs of flowing chocoate from the fountain, to be dipped in with 300 lbs of ...
chocolate. It's a word that brings a smile to just about every person's face. And those smiles are growing, as high-quality chocolate continues its rise, with artisan makers emphasizing superior ingredients to create delectable bars. But what is "craft chocolate"? The phrase is usually used synonymously with ...
When Starbucks unveiled its latest holiday beverage lineup last November, there was an unfamiliar new specimen alongside the coffee giant's usual Peppermint Mocha and Eggnog Latte: the Toasted White chocolate Mocha, described as having the flavor of "caramelized white chocolate" along with ...
When I was growing up, I disliked my mother's homemade chocolate sauce, even when she made it for special days or meals such as Valentine's Day or one of us kids' birthday dinners. Sometimes it was slightly grainy, but it was always thin and matte. I realize now that I disliked it mostly because it wasn't ...
If you've ever bitten into a chocolate bar and wondered where it came from, Dandelion chocolate has a wrapper for you. Its single-origin chocolate bars usually have the name of the farmer who grew the beans on the label, in addition to the location it was sourced from, the year of the harvest and the name ...
Fudgy in the center, with a brittle, crackling crust, they were sort of like the corner squares from pan of brownies -- both chewy and crisp. Even better, any white chocolate bits that seeped through the cookie batter and hit the baking pan caramelized, turning butterscotch-rich. Who cares if the cookies were ...
chocolate is big business this week, with an estimated 58 million pounds of it being sold for Valentine's Day. But why hand over your hard-won dollars to Big chocolate when Colorado produces so many local options? You probably know the names of some of our storied, long-time local chocolatiers.
People have been enjoying chocolate as a food, drink and medicine for thousands of years. The ancient Maya and Aztecs called chocolate kakaw and used it as medicine. They also made chocolate offerings to their gods. chocolate comes from the cacao (Kuh-KOW) tree, and its scientific name reflects its ...
With the newly emerging data on dark chocolate's flavonoids, I now feel less self-conscious about serving this dessert. I can point out that its bounty of chocolate may actually contribute to the pie's offering of a cardiovascular double whammy. And studies have indicated that the stearic acid in chocolate -- a ...
The 16th Annual Homewood chocolate Fest will sweeten an already delectable pot of goodies this year (or Feb. 17 or Sat.) with a salute to the past and expanded kid-friendly activities. Community events manager Allisa Opyd said the fest will kick off a year-long celebration of Homewood's 125th ...
In an effort to bring the community together, downtown Mount Airy will host a chocolate Crawl on Friday, Feb. 9. Participants can stroll about and sample chocolate at local businesses between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.. "Everything that's sweet that you can treat yourself with, you can get from one end of Main Street ...
It's a wonder chocolate exists. Talk about plants that resist help. cacao trees provide the seeds from which chocolate is made. But those seeds develop only once the trees' blooms have been pollinated. The trees' fruit -- known as pods -- are created by dime-sized flowers. And those blooms are difficult.
Olympia Provisions has a variety of meat bouquets featuring Italian, French, Spanish, and (if you must) chocolate salami. You should also feel free to DIY a meaty assortment at your local deli counter, or Costco, which offers an excellent selection of cured meats at reasonable prices. (Also, if I have any ...
Chocoholics, burn these dates on your brain: Feb. 10-11, 2018. This is when the divinely decadent chocolate festival, chocolate Fantasy, will be tempting Bay Area Renaissance Festivalgoers with the irresistible flavors, aromas and textures of all things chocolate. For 2018, there will be all-new wine and ...
Not all chocolate is created equal, but it's safe to say the Snicker's bar isn't the "healthiest" option--if that's what you're going for. But how do we know how to get the most nutritional bang for our bite? It's all about the type of chocolate. These days, manufacturers are actually making it easier to make that call ...
Although America doesn't out eat all other countries when it comes to chocolate (the Swiss hold that title). We are no lightweights when it comes to the most notable and sometimes notoriously craved food in the world.The Average American eats 12 pounds of chocolate per year. That is the equivalent of 16 ...
We're only a week away from Valentine's Day, and what would that special day be without chocolate? It would be pretty grim, to be sure, because she's not going to settle for just a flower arrangement you got at the grocery store. But a crisis looms on the horizon. There are those who are sounding the alarm, ...
Back in 1972 (my goodness, that seems like a century ago!), the New York Times published Maida Heatter's now classic dessert, chocolate mousse torte. One definition of a torte is a sweet cake or tart. Heatter's dessert is neither. Yes, it starts out as a chocolate mousse. But she bakes half the mousse in a pie ...
Cardamom is one of many ingredients used to enhance the complexity of velvet chocolate varieties available at this upscale shop. Spices like cinnamon, coriander, and cayenne are ground in-house before being folded into a rainbow of chocolate bonbons. Artful creations such as the raspberry rose and ...
GLENDALE, AZ - Get ready for a weekend of chocolate and fun in Glendale, as the 23rd annual chocolate Affaire gets underway. Just before Valentine's Day, it's the perfect time to stock up on candy, chocolate and indulge a little yourself. Almost 40 chocolate vendors will be throughout downtown Glendale ...
Well, dreams do come true: Kim sent the star one of her KKW Fragrance Kimoji Heart chocolate boxes for Valentine's Day. "Guys. I tweeted last week that I really wanted a giant chocolate heart from @kimkardashian and @kkwfragranceand then THIS WAS DELIVERED TO MY HOUSE TODAY," Philipps ...
From chocolate shops on nearly every block in Paris to grocery cereal aisles filled with boxes of cornflakes with chocolate pieces to the small, wrapped square of chocolate that comes on the side with your espresso even in the most modest of cafes, the importance of chocolate is indisputable. It is part of ...
WESTON, W.Va. - A sweet tradition is returning to Weston for the fourth year this weekend. The Weston Fairs and Festival Committee will be hosting the 4th annual chocolate Lover's Feast at the Museum of American Glass. The annual event is a fundraiser for the museum, and has grown each year since it ...
The Aztecs believed the cacao beans used to make chocolate were a gift from their gods, and they'd bestow this sacred gift upon royalty and warriors, thus instituting the practice of giving chocolate to those very special. Casanova called it the "elixir of love" and drank it instead of Champagne. So chocolate ...


 

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