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What to do with Chocolate on a Hot Day?

Okay, it's 102 degrees out in southern California and I'm melting. So what do you do with a chunky bar of dark chocolate? I like to stick it in the fridge just long enough to get firm...or if I really want it crunchy hard it'll go in the freezer for a bit.



I'd skip the drinking hot tea with it, though. And I actually find that hard to do without. So what could be a better substitute? How about Thai iced tea or iced coffee?



Course those drinks are a bit on the sweet side… Continue

Added by My Passion 4 Chocolate on August 26, 2009 at 8:31pm — 1 Comment

Remember when

This morning I was watching a Scooby Doo cartoon with my 7-year old nephew and a Reese's Pieces commercial came on during the show. Which immediately brought back nostalgic memories of the first Reese's commercial I saw around his age...



Does anybody remember the 1970s Reese's Peanut Butter Cup collision commercial? Yes, I know I'm dating myself...when that campaign came out sales skyrocketed 300%!



"Hey, you got peanut butter on my chocolate!"

"You got chocolate in my… Continue

Added by My Passion 4 Chocolate on August 4, 2009 at 10:49pm — 2 Comments

Did You Know?

Here's a historical footnote on chocolate...

In the 1600s, porcelain chocolate pots - a tall pot with a detachable cap or finial in the lid through which a wooden stirrer, or molinet could be inserted - were all the rage.

Added by My Passion 4 Chocolate on July 31, 2009 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Wanted: Women to eat chocolate for a year

LONDON (AFP) – Scientists are looking for women willing to eat chocolate every day for a year -- all in the name of medical science.

Researchers at the University of East Anglia and a hospital in Norwich, eastern England are trying to find out whether chocolate can cut the risk of heart disease and need 40 women to step forward and help.



Most of the women will have to eat two bars of "super-strength chocolate specially formulated by… Continue

Added by My Passion 4 Chocolate on July 28, 2009 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Ahhhh! Better Than Red Wine Or Green Tea, Cocoa Froths With Cancer-preventing Compounds, Cornell Food Scientists Say

Here's an article from Cornell University dated 12-19 -2003:



ITHACA, N.Y. -- There is a new reason to enjoy hot cocoa on a cold winter's night in front of a cozy fire. Consider it a health drink.



Beyond the froth, cocoa teems with antioxidants that prevent cancer, Cornell University food scientists say. Comparing the chemical anti-cancer activity in beverages known to contain antioxidants, they have found that cocoa has nearly twice the antioxidants of red wine and up to… Continue

Added by My Passion 4 Chocolate on July 28, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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