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April 2014 Blog Posts (9)

The Chocolate Tasting Kit: A Great Way to Unleash Your Inner Connoisseur

Have you seen the new kit for tasting chocolate by my fellow Canadian, Eagranie Yuh?  At first I didn't think I needed it, but then I saw the value for both new and experienced chocolate tasters. In fact, I might include it in chocolate tasting sessions, offer it as a draw prize to…

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Added by Lisabeth Flanagan on April 28, 2014 at 10:26am — 1 Comment

Candy Contents: Name That Ingredient!

Chocolate was first enjoyed as a drink. Mash up some cocoa beans, add water and some other exciting ingredients (sugar, spices, corn) and yum, it’s dessert for kings and queens.

But now we usually eat chocolate in a bar. Did you ever wonder how that came to be? No? Well, I’ll tell you anyway. Read all about it.

Added by The Chocolate Tourist on April 25, 2014 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Middlebury Chocolates in Vermont

I subscribed to Standard Cocoa's monthly chocolate delivery service, and my first box contained Middlebury Chocolates! Small batches of handmade bean to bar chocolate.

Good stuff!…

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Added by The Chocolate Tourist on April 23, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Amsterdam Chocolatiers - Metropolitan

It took me a while to go through Amsterdam's chocolatiers with detailed blog posts. There's always personal favorites... and I knew from the beginning which was my number one chocolatier in town (although I like some other places quite a lot, too!). Anyway, when it comes to pralines/bonbons/chocolates, my favorite is:…

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Added by Sweet matter physicist on April 23, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Cacao Sense Dingayan Cacao Farm Story

Cacao sense is common sense

Most of our practices are based on common sense, keen observations and experiences gained throughout the years of our operations. In the farm, we have existing shade trees, like madre de kakaw and the big grasses served also as…

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Added by Pinoy Chocophile on April 22, 2014 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Book Review: "Chocolate Chocolate," by Frances Park & Ginger Park

I hope you will love this book as much as I did! A charming memoir of 25 years in business at the Washington, DC chocolate shop of the same name. A boost to every entrepreneur, dreamer, and chocolate lover.

Read all about it!

Added by The Chocolate Tourist on April 13, 2014 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Chocolate Chocolate - family-run shop in DC

What do you call the neighborhood shop that represents the dreams, hard work, family loyalty, and enduring passion for chocolate of two very special sisters? Chocolate Chocolate.

Read all about it on The Chocolate Tourist blog!…

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Added by The Chocolate Tourist on April 9, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Chocolate Chase - looking for chocolate in all the wrong places

...and finding it (eventually).

A morning in Georgetown leads us on a wild goose chase! But chocolate always comes through in the end.

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Added by The Chocolate Tourist on April 2, 2014 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Monday Mug: Magic Chocolate Elixir (Zero Calories!)

Ahhh, Monday! The first day of a new week. The first week of a new month.

The first opportunity for hot chocolate. And joke recipes!

 

Find the …

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Added by The Chocolate Tourist on April 1, 2014 at 12:32pm — No Comments

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