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Beneluxx in Philadelphia

Started Mar 28, 2011 0 Replies

I went to the Ritz the other night to watch a movie in Philadelphia.  Afterwards, my friends and I were trying to find a place to hang out.  We popped in this Belgian pub, and when we discovered it…Continue

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Simple Chocolate Love

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dee Jan 26, 2010. 5 Replies

Hello, I'm new to The Chocolate Life.  On first glance, I see many of you make and sell chocolate, or are very well-educated about it. But, I'm just beginning, and I don't know what most of these…Continue

 

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Philadelphia Chocolate?

Hello,It's been a while since I've visited The Chocolate Life.  When I was here last, my favorite place to eat chocolate was a small place in Philly called Naked Chocolate Cafe.  From what I have heard, they aren't there anymore.  Their website was never much help (and still isn't).So, my question is, is there a cafe type of place where I can get some really nice chocolate in or around Philly?Thanks for your suggestions!See More
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Beneluxx in Philadelphia

I went to the Ritz the other night to watch a movie in Philadelphia.  Afterwards, my friends and I were trying to find a place to hang out.  We popped in this Belgian pub, and when we discovered it was seriously overcrowded, they told us about their sister bar called Beneluxx.  It was off the beaten path (therefore less crowded), but well worth the venture.  When I first walked in, there was a distinct cheese scent.  I was a little concerned, because I didn't expect a bar to smell like that. …See More
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I recently stumbled upon Neuchatel Chocolates. A tiny swiss chocolate shop about an hour and a half away from my house. Very nice! I bought a bag full of stuff there, mostly a bunch of "seconds", as their chocolate is expensive.The first thing I ate was a brownie. It was very fudgy, but not as chocolatey as I expected. The texture was amazing, and the ingredients were pure. Maybe I should have tried heating it up. But I wasn't very impressed with the flavor.However, I just tried my first…See More
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Philadelphia Chocolate?

Posted on May 28, 2012 at 12:35am 4 Comments

Hello,

It's been a while since I've visited The Chocolate Life.  When I was here last, my favorite place to eat chocolate was a small place in Philly called Naked Chocolate Cafe.  From what I have heard, they aren't there anymore.  Their website was never much help (and still isn't).

So, my question is, is there a cafe type of place where I can get some really nice chocolate in or around Philly?

Thanks for your suggestions!

Neuchatel

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

I recently stumbled upon Neuchatel Chocolates. A tiny swiss chocolate shop about an hour and a half away from my house. Very nice! I bought a bag full of stuff there, mostly a bunch of "seconds", as their chocolate is expensive.

The first thing I ate was a brownie. It was very fudgy, but not as chocolatey as I expected. The texture was amazing, and the ingredients were pure. Maybe I should have tried heating it up. But I wasn't very impressed with the flavor.

However, I just…

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If you live near it, the Lindt store in the King of Prussia Mall is closing.

Posted on May 22, 2010 at 9:01pm 0 Comments

I just got a ton of dark chocolate for $36!

Almost everything they have left is the darkest of the dark chocolate. I even bought a bar of 99%! I didn't know it came that concentrated!

I can't wait to try it all. I'll keep you posted.

I just wanted to write that before it's too late.

Nibs?

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 9:47pm 3 Comments

Well, I kinda know what nibs are (what they grind up and mix with sugar, or milk, or whatever to make what we commonly know as chocolate, right?). But I don't really get the concept of eating them.

So, I bought a chocolate bar (dark, of course) with nibs on it at Naked Chocolate Cafe here in Philly. I expected it to have an intense chocolate flavor, like how coffee beans have a strong coffee flavor. But I was surprised to find that they had…

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At 8:54pm on May 12, 2010, Gretchen Tartakoff said…
I know some place you will probably become best friends with if you're looking for a rich, flavor filled cup of hot chocolate. Have you been to Sazon over on Spring Garden? Venezuelan chocolate and very generous portions.
At 10:13pm on April 5, 2010, Gretchen Tartakoff said…
Not to spicy-probably sweeter than I usually prefer though. What's capscaicin?
 
 
 

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