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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Why Is Chocolate Harmful To Dogs?

Many pet owners do not know that chocolate is not good for their pets, especially when consumed in large quantities. A small piece of chocolate can cause problems for your pet. A large piece of chocolate can be quite severe.

The truth is that chocolate is poisonous to pets. So, why is chocolate a favorite snack for humans, but poisonous for dogs?

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Seroogy’s Shock Rock Meltaway Bar

What do research chemist William A. Mitchell and Seroogy’s Chocolate have in common?

Popping Candy!

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10 Awesome Ways to Enjoy Chocolate and Fruit

There are many types and varieties of chocolate you can find in the market. You can find sweet milk chocolate almost everywhere. But aside from the famous chocolate bar you commonly see, chocolate also comes in many other forms.

For example, it can come in a powder, as well as nibs, syrups, solids, and butter. These other forms are often used as ingredients in your other favorite desserts, such as cake.

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Trader Joe’s Chocolate Passport – Tanzania 73%

Chocolate of the week: Tanzania

Tanzania is a country in Eastern Africa bordered by Uganda and Kenya to the north. Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are to the west, while Malawi, Zambia, and Mozambique lie to the south.

Germans brought cacao to Tanzania in the 1880s, and although there is a long history of growing cacao, the yield is fairly small. It’s about half the amount grown in the West African countries of Ivory Coast and Ghana. But Tanzanian cocoa production is growing.

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Wine and Chocolate 101: Pairing Advice

Chocolate is a treat that many people desire and love to indulge in. It goes with many things, including wine, but needs to be paired accordingly for the best flavours to really come from the combination.

If you’re a wine and chocolate lover but you’ve never really experimented with both together, this expert guide will give you the best pairing advice for both wine and chocolate so you can gain a better tasting experience.

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Trader Joe’s Chocolate Passport – São Tomé 70%

Chocolate of the week: São Tomé

The island nation of São Tomé & Príncipe is located in the Gulf of Guinea off the western coast of Central Africa. It is one of the smallest countries in Africa.

The main language is Portuguese, having been settled by Portugal throughout the 1600s. The rich volcanic soil is ideal for sugar, coffee, and cacao. São Tomé became independent 1975.

The Portuguese brought cacao from Brazil to Principe and Sao Tomé in the early 1800s.

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Trader Joe’s Chocolate Passport – Papua New Guinea 70%

Chocolate of the week: Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean and occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea.

Chocolates made from the local cocoa beans are somewhat hard to find because the volume of cacao grown and exported from PNG is pretty low compared to other cacao growing nations.

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Trader Joe’s Chocolate Passport – Dominican Republic 70%

Chocolate of the week: Dominican Republic

Today’s chocolate bar is a 70% dark chocolate from the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic shares the tropical island of Hispaniola with Haiti.

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