Chocolate Heaven: Discover The Hidden Treasures Of Chocolate

Nowadays there are so many different types of chocolate on the market, that we are literally spoiled for choices.

With so much publicity on what we should and should not eat, many people are turning to plain chocolate. Not only does plain chocolate have less sugar than other types, but it also contains a high proportion of cocoa solids. These are formed of pure chocolate and cocoa butter – a hard, white fat. The percentage of coca solids is always listed on the wrapper of the chocolate. Some percentages are as high as 75% or even higher, indicating the chocolate is exceptionally smooth and of high quality.

A Tasty Way To Get Noticed: Chocolate Coins

Chocolate coins are the new way to advertise and market products and services. The corporate world is always coming up with new and catchy ways to advertise their products and chocolate coins can advertise company logos or be used as an incentive program for personnel. Employees of the month programs are a good place to use these chocolate coins to reward the hard working individuals. Many chocolate companies are using a new technology called chocolography to transfer images and logos on to pieces of chocolate to create individual pieces. The new technology allows an image, picture or message to be transferred on to the surface of the chocolate. Some companies are giving these corporate logo chocolate coins to business people attending business meetings, for trade show promotions and to thank their clients for their business. One chocolate coin company has creatively designed a clamshell case for the coins to rest in, thereby protecting the coin for transportation and for a greater effect in advertising.
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All About The Enchanting Food We Call Chocolate

Almost everyone I have ever met loves chocolate.  The best thing about chocolate is that it comes in many different shapes and sizes, including white chocolate, hot chocolate, fudge, and even chocolate chip cookies.  Another great attribute of chocolate is that it tastes good with almost anything, so you can always work in a little chocolate with most meals.  Most people I know believe that chocolate makes them feel good after they eat it.  Chocolate is also one of the most popular gifts to give to your loved one on Valentine’s Day, because it makes people feel more sensual.  Some people believe that this good feeling is just in your head and that it happens just because you think you are feeling better.  However chocolate contains many different chemicals in it that help to cause chemical reactions that truly can make you feel better.
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Bring On The Chocolate Cake!

When it comes to celebrating, food plays a critical and cross-cultural role. While it may consist of different cuisine depending on where you go, the meal around which families and friends gather unites the world on common ground. Different food comes to mean different things ñ a holiday meal, a weekly favorite, or a family recipe. But when it comes to celebrating sweetly, especially in the United States, nothing beats a chocolate cake.
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5 Simple Steps To Clone A Red Lobster Chocolate Lava Cakes

Chocolate Lava CakeIt’s amazing how so many people love chocolate cakes. One of my favorite is the “Red Lobster Chocolate Lava Cakes”. It’s sooooo delicious!

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Chocolate Fondue Fountain – Buying Chocolate

Most people don’t put much effort into buying chocolate for a chocolate fondue fountain. Perhaps they have a few bags of chocolate chips on hand or they’ll even buy some of those brick sized chocolate bars. Sure this will work fine and the whole fountain concept will still impress your party guests. But true chocolate aficionados use gourmet chocolate in their fountains and you can definitely taste the difference.
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Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans?

If you have heard of chocolate covered espresso beans, you may have decided to try them for your espresso coffee maker or you may have decided to give them a try or get them as a gift for that certain someone who has everything. You may have considered just going to a gourmet shop, but if you want to get a deal, the best thing is to buy them wholesale on the Internet. How do you go about buying them wholesale safely? You don’t want to risk giving your credit card numbers to a site that is not legitimate, and possibly risk identity theft by doing so.  We all know stories about people who put their credit card number on a site that was not protected, and the next thing they knew, they had tons of bills and maybe even their bank account was debited. If you not careful about shopping on line, it can happen.

But it does not have to be dangerous to shop for chocolate covered espresso beans (or any other product, for that matter) on line.  Make sure you know how to take the right precautions.
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Chocolate Candies

It is popular convention that when referring to chocolate candy, all one normally needs say is chocolate for an immediate connection to be made. Chocolate remains the most popular candy in America, surpassing greatly all other types of candy being sold. Many people describe the experience of a great passion for their chocolate. Often referred to as “chocoholics,” they attribute obvious addictive properties in the substance found in candy bars and desserts consumed daily.
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Chocolate Bars – Still Delicious!

The term chocolate bar is a popular way of describing a confectionery treat in the form of a bar. This is usually packaged in a bar shape with individual perforations or in a long, narrow, shaped log covered with chocolate. Many types of chocolate bar exist and there are thousands of companies that create chocolate bars. Some of these companies produce many choices of fillings in their chocolate bar, such as nuts, fruit, mint, coconut, marzipan and many more.

The chocolate bar evolved in approximately the late 1900s. Chocolate had become popular many years before the introduction of the bar but the idea of creating a chocolate bar was to provide a more convenient way of consuming the chocolate. The bars could be packaged and sold to eat easily by hand or while on the go. Up to the invention of the chocolate bar, chocolate had been sold by bulk with loose, irregular or formed pieces.
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Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy Chocolate Chip CookiesThis is a super quick and easy chocolate chip cookie recipe. There is nothing better then a perfectly cooked gooey chocolate chip cookie to make your day complete!

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Making Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Chip MuffinsWhat a great way to start your day with a chocolate chip muffin!  In this video, made by cgtlv, she shows you the steps how to make these delicious muffins.  From the mixing bowl to the oven, this is a super easy recipe to follow and duplicate.

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Chocolate Toffee Bars

For some families, Grandmother’s warm apple pie or Aunt Jean’s chocolate chip cookies are traditions without which family meals are not complete. But this season, Americans may be taking a different route to a great-tasting dessert – Chocolate Toffee Bars.

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Peanut-Chip Cookie Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie BarsHigh-powered snacks, like USA-grown peanuts and peanut butter, can help give you the extra energy needed for your daily activities. These peanut-chip cookie bars recipe are the perfect pick-me-up for any time of the day.

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Christmas Cheesecake

This 20 year old Christmas cheesecake recipe is a family favorite.  If you follow the directions to a “T,” it should come out perfect!

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Maple Syrup Pecan Fudge

Fudge makes great Christmas gifts.  Place several varieties into Christmas tins.  Fudge call also be wrapped in foil paper and tied with inexpensive bows.  Place them in an attractive Christmas bag or wrapped box for that special someone on your list.

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Ginger and Spice Truffles

Ginger Spice TrufflesThese truffles can be rolled in powdered sugar or even finely crushed gingersnap cookies for a little different treat.

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Cinnamon Coffee Truffles

There is nothing like the smell of fresh cinnamon coffee truffles!  When melting chocolate be sure to stir continuously.  This will help the chocolate to melt and become smooth. Should your chocolate become clumpy add 1 t of solid shortening per square of chocolate and continue stirring until the mixture becomes smooth.

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Winter Snow Fudge

This is hands down the best fudge to make in the winter!  If you don’t have a double boiler you can use two sauce pans and generate the same effect.  The bottom pan needs to be just slightly larger than the top pan.  Place enough water in the bottom pan to not quite reach the bottom of the top pan when it is resting inside the other pan.

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How to Make Homemade Caramel Sauce

Caramel SauceIn this lovely video, created by food.about, she takes you through the simple steps showing how to make a homemade caramel sauce.  Just a few simple ingredients like sugar, butter and water are all that is needed for this delicious caramel recipe!

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Coconut Walnut Drops

Coconut Walnut DropsThese treats are very simple to make.  This candy is an excellent candy for the kids to help make and eat.

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