Chocolate Wrappers Over the Last 100 Years – Infographic
October 7, 2016
The world’s favorite dessert has not always looked the same. Chocolate wrappers have changed drastically in appearance over the years...
Did you know that tinfoil was first used by a candy producer back in 1840 to keep his products under favorable conditions?
26 Awesome (Slightly Awkward) Chocolate Facts!
August 14, 2015
Is crushing it at chocolate trivia the prize accomplishment of your life?
Or, do you just crave more chocolate knowledge like you do the sweet candy bars it makes?
Read on, and enjoy these 26 awesome and slightly awkward chocolate facts!
Facts and Myths About Chocolate – Infographic
October 31, 2014
Here is an infographic showing some common myths about chocolate and the facts that show chocolate is not as bad for your health as you might think. Of course, as a reader of this blog, you are often exposed to the health benefits of chocolate.
The Story of Chocolate – Infographic
October 17, 2014
Chocolate has fascinated people all over the world for thousands of years. Today, forty to fifty million people depend on cocoa for their livelihoods. Here's an interesting infographic with more details.
How To Fully Enjoy Your Chocolate
April 5, 2013
"Mindful eating goes beyond eating," said Lilian Cheung, a registered dietitian, co-author of Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, and director of health promotion and communication at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts.
You can easily be more mindful if you opt for high-quality chocolate and check the label before buying. You can get an instant idea regarding the sweetness or bitterness of chocolate by understanding the chocolate to sugar ratio.
"If you buy chocolate with a higher cocoa content, it will be less sweet," said Stephen Durfee, a pastry chef instructor at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, in St. Helena, California. "You will get more of the natural flavor of chocolate."
Chocolate Facts You Want To Know
February 15, 2013
Always be choosy with the chocolate you eat. Chocolate is known to be packed with nutrients, but to be able to get its substantial benefits, we must know what we're eating.
Chocolates that have at least 70% cocoa are the best ones, considering the higher the cocoa content, the more nutritious. Your chocolate is also better off non- or lightly alkalized or non-dutched. While milk and white chocolate are head-tilting good, they don’t offer as much healthy flavanols as dark chocolate does.
If you’re not a fan of dark chocolate, fret not. It's actually an acquired taste, and you can develop it by slowly increasing percentage of cocoa in the chocolates you eat. As a matter of fact, there are milk chocolates with 50 percent cocoa or more available in the market now.
Is Your Chocolate Ethical?
August 30, 2012
That's an interesting question, isn't it? Perhaps not something you've considered. In our chocolate classes, two important lessons include "Responsible Cacao Farming" and "Preventing Exploitation in the Chocolate Industry."
But answering that single question may be even more complex that what most of us may think. Chocolates are undeniably tied to many cultures, many holidays, and many more celebrations.
There are chocolate birthday cakes, chocolate eggs for Easter, chocolates for Valentine's Day, and even chocolate bars for Halloween. These are just a sampling of the occasions that utilize these sweet and luscious treats.
Shift in Chocolate Production
August 14, 2012
In this cutthroat world, companies have to work their tails off to reach the top. If the top is too much to ask, then it's good to at least keep themselves afloat.
It may be such a tearjerker, but I guess everyone is aware of the widespread economic recession going on. Even the giant countries are not lucky enough to be given immunity. Everyone is at risk including the production of cocoa!
Pardon me for wanting to start this article on a serious note. Because for an aficionado, anything and everything that involves chocolate must not be taken for granted. But do not worry because I will not bore you with that. Heck no.
Chocolates Make Australian’s Most Trusted List
August 10, 2012
As sexist as it may sound, they say that behind every successful man is a strong woman. Similarly, as conceited as it may sound, behind every successful industry or business is a number of loyal consumers.
Admit it, no matter how good quality a product is, or how promising the offered services are, if you do not have people who patronize them then you have next to nothing.
It comes naturally that the performance of various industries be rated by the consumers themselves. In the recent survey conducted among Australian consumers, they came up with the list of the most trusted products and brands.
A Cow’s Best Friend?
August 7, 2012
As the old adage goes, a diamond is a girl's best friend. It could be in a necklace, earring, ring or whatever form of jewelry, as long as it's made out of diamonds, then that will be a sure hit for the ladies. Is that true?
No offense, but I believe I am entitled to my own, honest opinion. I say it's best to scratch that thought, at least when you're referring to women in this day and age.
Some women might be blinded by the glitters of these crystals, while others get taken aback when they see how good diamonds look when worn with the perfect little black dress. That used to be the case, but it's a thing of the past. Diamonds are no longer our best friend, chocolate is!