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How about Making your Own Chocolate Advent Calendar?

Chocolate Advent Calendar Part Deux A couple of days ago we posted some quick ideas to grab chocolate Advent calendars for the upcoming holiday.  Today, we thought for those of you that are a bit more industrious, we would throw out a few Advent calendar ideas that allow you to make your own chocolate novelties and […]

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How to Make Homemade Chocolate–At Home!

Make your Own Chocolate Bar from Scratch! Part of the current chocolate movement is home chefs wanting to try their hand at bean to bar chocolate production.  Not to be confused with the raw chocolate movement which promotes creating of chocolate bars without heating/roasting the cocoa bean. There are many in the chocolate world, including […]

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Does Willie Wonka Still Run the Chocolate Factory?

Does Willie Wonka Still Run the Chocolate Factory? Most of us, when thinking of a chocolate factory imagine a magical place owned by a man named, Willie Wonka, and operated by hard-working and randomly musical Oompa Loompas.  Whether your favorite Willie Wonka is portrayed by Gene Wilder or Johnny Depp, Willie Wonka represents an iconic […]

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How is Chocolate Made?

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE Turning cacao into finished chocolate is a painstaking, complicated process that requires time, patience and artistry.   2009 per capita numbers on U.S. chocolate consumption weigh in at 11.8 pounds per person! Industry forecasters predict that consumption will continue to increase to 3% per year through 2015. Harvesting Cacao The job […]

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