Maca Dark Chocolate by Simple Truth Organic

This chocolate bar is a 71% dark chocolate with maca added. The brand is Simple Truth Organic, and it’s found in Kroger stores and manufactured in Switzerland.

After tasting a number of milk chocolates for the Milk Chocolate Lover’s series, I’m happy to be back to the dark chocolate reviews. This chocolate welcomes me back wonderfully.

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5 Trends in the Chocolate Business

Business success comes from having an edge over your competitors. Though, in the global industry of the chocolate market, reportedly worth $98.3 billion or more, how does a chocolate business find opportunities to get ahead?

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My Chocolate Fountain Adventure

My son graduated from college a couple weeks ago. Earlier, during the party planning stage, he informed me that he’s not really into cake for dessert (what!?). Sweets, he said, are more my style.

So, when it came to figuring out what to serve, I was looking for easy, delicious, fun, and well, not the typical decorated sheet cake.

While different ideas kept floating around the edges of my thoughts (but not really impressing me), my mom suggested a chocolate fountain. Hmm. That had appeal. What could be easier than self-service dessert? And what could be more fun and delicious than a cascading wall of chocolate with endless dipping treats?

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Perugina Milk Chocolate with Almonds

Milk Chocolate Lovers Series, part 7: Perugina Milk Chocolate with Caramelized Almonds

Welcome to the last review in the Milk Chocolate Lovers series. There are so many milk chocolates out there it's impossible to cover them all. My goal was to review milk chocolates that are commonly found and easy to purchase.

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Ritter Sport Fine Milk Chocolate

Milk Chocolate Lovers Series, part 6: Ritter Sport Fine Milk Chocolate

Ritter Sport is a pretty familiar chocolate brand world-wide. That’s not surprising since they’ve been around for more than 100 years! Founded in 1912, the Ritter family has owned and operated the chocolate company, and today, selling chocolates in 100 countries around the globe.

As part of the current Milk Chocolate Lover’s blog series, I’m tasting Fine Milk Chocolate from their Classic line. This bar has a cacao percentage of 35 and is sourced from Ecuador.

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Green & Black’s Organic Milk Chocolate

Milk Chocolate Lovers Series, part 5: Green & Black’s Organic Milk Chocolate

Green & Black’s has long been one of my favorite chocolate brands. They make a superb 85% dark chocolate! Of course, in keeping with my current Milk Chocolate Lovers theme, I’m reviewing their 34% organic milk chocolate. No added nuts or toffee pieces. No distractions. Just pure milk chocolate.

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The Dillon Bar – Pure Milk Chocolate Vanilla

Milk Chocolate Lovers Series, part 4: The Dillon Bar - Pure Milk Chocolate Vanilla

I have previously blogged about the Wisconsin based Dillon’s Chocolates back in June of 2016. I reviewed several different varieties of their Wisconsin Bar. Now, I’m taking a look at their Dillon Bar - a much larger, more standard sized chocolate bar (3.5 oz.).

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Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffle Bars

Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffle Bar

Milk Chocolate Lovers Series, part 3: Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffle Bar

Lindt & Sprüngli (most commonly known as Lindt) is an international company selling chocolate products around the world in more than 80 countries. They are a bean to bar manufacturer going all the way back to 1845 with founder David Sprüngli-Schwarz and his small confectionery shop in Zurich's Old Town.

In 1949, Lindt's Master Chocolatiers created the Lindor recipe. An outer chocolate shell wrapped around a melt-away center. Lindor is one example of a chocolate truffle.

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Lindt Classic Recipe Hazelnut

Milk Chocolate Lovers Series, part 2: Lindt Classic Recipe - Hazelnut

What do Lindt bars and my spouse have in common? I fell in love with them in college!

In fact, my future husband introduced me to my first Lindt bar. We’d only been dating a month before he left on a college trip over the winter holidays. I was very impressed when he returned to campus with a large quantity of assorted Lindt chocolate bars.

He carefully rationed each bar so we could appreciate them for the rare luxury they were and make them last as long as possible...

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Chocolove Pretzel in Milk Chocolate

I had so much fun blogging my way through the Trader Joe’s Chocolate Passport series that I’ve decided to start another series. This time it will cover exclusively Milk Chocolates. As many of you know, I’m a huge Dark Chocolate fan so you might think this is out of character for me.

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