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Hershey's vs Titanic

Hershey's vs Titanic
In 1912 Milton Hershey and his wife Kitty had a first-class stateroom on the Titanic booked. Lucky for them a last minute business matters require...

Milk Chocolate

Milk Chocolate
In 1895 Daniel Peter changed the way the world consumed chocolate. Up until this point, we had solid dark chocolate that people were already loving...

What you need to know about white chocolate

What you need to know about white chocolate
There are so many debates and arguments out there trying to discredit white chocolate and remove it from its family. So, I have put together a few ...

The God that brought Cacao to Earth

The God that brought Cacao to Earth
According to Aztec legend, Quetzalcóatl was a god that everyone worshiped and they built for him a very large 5 storied temple. The Toltecs were ta...

Chocolate molds

Chocolate molds
Once the chocolate is tempered and ready to use, its time to pour it into the molds. This is a bit of a tricky part, that requires a lot of  experi...

The relaxing effect of chocolate

The relaxing effect of chocolate
Did you know that just the smell of chocolate can relax us?

How cocoa beans become chocolate

How cocoa beans become chocolate
In my last post I talked about the cocoa beans, where they come from and where they go to be processed, today I’m going to explain a little bit abo...

The Cocoa bean

The Cocoa bean
In the previous post - Food of the Gods - I touched briefly on the cocoa bean while its still on the tree, but here I'm going to get into a bit mor...

The Cocoa Tree

The Cocoa Tree
Food of the gods – is literally what Theobroma Cacao means – Aka the Cocoa tree  Even as a tree it holds so much beauty in its delicate nature. It...

Eating chocolate could reduce your risk of heart disease

Eating chocolate could reduce your risk of heart disease
This one is interesting, and to be honest, I want to start at the end, because I don't want you to read all the way to the end and then say WTF...

Why chocolate makes you happy

Why chocolate makes you happy
We have all heard the tales of chocolate making us happy and feel good. But why does this happen?I mean, there is the obvious reason; that it taste...

The Mayan currency

The Mayan currency
A long time ago back in Mayan civilization Cacao beans were used as currency (amongst other things).Cacao was valuable because it was considered pr...