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Haute Chocolate at MarieBelle – New York City

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How to Make Lindt’s Delicieux Cake

Lindt & Sprüngli is the world’s leading premium chocolate company. Founded in 1845 on the shores of lake Zürich, Rodolphe Lindt changed the chocolate world w…
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Chocolate Truffle Recipe Tutorial Demonstrations

Jordan Winery’s baker extraordinaire, Cristina Valencia, returns to show tips and techniques for making the perfect chocolate truffle. Cristina teaches you h…

Chef Eddy Van Damme shares his decadent chocolate truffle recipe. In the Kitchen series from Imperial Sugar and Dixie Crystals.

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Fine & Raw Chocolate

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New book gives voice to cacao growers, chocolate makers and artisan chocolatiers around the world striving to protect endangered, best-tasting strains. Avail…
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Get to Taste Unique Belgian Chocolates and Give a Treat to Taste Buds with French Chocolates

Get to taste unique Belgian chocolates and give a treat to taste buds with French chocolates

Chocolates are manufactured at different places around globe. People want to have a classic experience by having some mouthwatering chocolates that are available around world.

Chocolate, just by name can bring water in mouth of a person. There are various places across the world that are specially known for the quality of chocolates that they manufacture. Switzerland is world renowned for its chocolates and people come from all across world, not just to have a good vacation but also to have a go for chocolates that are made in Switzerland. Apart from Switzerland, many more places are known for making excellent chocolates for consumption.

Belgian chocolate companies are known for making wonders with chocolates and nuts. There are different chocolate making companies in Belgian that are known for their varieties of chocolates. “Cote d’Or” is a giant chocolate making company is Belgian. They are known for producing chocolate that are of bold taste, as cocoa beans that are used in making these chocolates are wonderful and of good quality that is taken from Ghana. More companies in Belgian known for producing good quality and tasty chocolate bars and gift hampers are also there. French chocolate is known for its sweetness and softness. A French chocolate melts in mouth like silk as it is made of soft chocolate and use of milk is there. “Cacao Barry”, “Pralus”, “Valrhona” are some names of chocolate industry known across whole universe.

German chocolate companies are known for producing organic chocolates by using different organic material that is good for health.

“SCHOKINAG”, “VIVANI”, “DIVINE” is some popular German chocolate making companies that are at service of making variants of chocolates over 150 years. Organic products are mostly used in making these chocolates. No extra-added preservatives are used in making some chocolates that make them popular among everybody and it is recommended by doctors for its various health benefits. Switzerland also known as chocolate place has various brands of chocolates that are present in there.

Lindt chocolate is a brand and company that is into making some delicious mouthwatering chocolates. Lindt chocolate is into service from 1845 and since then they are known for producing chocolate delicacies. There are different varieties of chocolate bars and candies that can be found with Lindit. There are even chocolate baskets available with Lindit to be given as gifts. One can find Milk, Dark and White chocolates with Lindit.

There are various stores from where a person can purchase Belgian chocolate, German chocolate and French chocolate as they are best gifting options for any type of occasion or party. People can even find these chocolates at various online stores and can purchase them as per their needs and requirements.

Russ Murray is the owner of this website and writes articles for his own website. For further Details about Belgian chocolate and German chocolate please visit the website.

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How to Melt Chocolate in a Microwave

How to Melt Chocolate in a Microwave

Melting chocolate in the microwave is the quickest and cleanest way there is. Here’s how to microwave chocolate with a simple guide.
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Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates? Salon du Chocolat

Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates? Salon du Chocolat

There are many philosophies on life, none quite so humble and effortless as the famous “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” spoken by Tom Hanks in the 1994 movie Forrest Gump, written by Winston Groom and Eric Roth. The belief that “life is like a box of chocolates” was more literally interpreted, also in 1994, with the introduction of Salon du Chocolat. Translated from French to mean “Salon of Chocolate,” Salon du Chocolat is a five-day long, annual, international chocolate themed trade show. Previously held in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Moscow, and Beijing, this year’s festival was hosted in Shanghai, China. There are many aspects of the show for tourists and visitors to enjoy. This year’s edition featured more than 400 participants including: exhibitors, cocoa producers, international chocolatiers and master chiefs and of course, the chocolate dress parade.

The Experience

There’s something kind of wonderful about chocolate that brings sugary treats and the creative arts together. The Salon du Chocolat has more sweets than you can even imagine under one roof. Long tables gridded with bit-sized gourmet chocolate creations draw a large crowd. Each chocolate individually decorated and eagerly waiting to be placed inside chocolate gift boxes. Innovation is the motive for every exhibit: a chocolate sculpture of a woman kneeling upon a pile of cocoa beans, chocolate bars in every flavor imaginable and a seemingly never-ending rainbow of macaroons. An array of chocolate-theme recipe books were available and fresh produce to accompany the diverse flavors of chocolate variety.

No choco-holic was leaving without a bundle of unique, contemporary chocolate gift boxes. Nearing the end of October, the Salon du Chocolat is definitely the place to be.

Chocolate Fashion Show

Arguably the most breath-taking element to the event is the chocolate fashion show. Some edible items from the show included: a larger-than-life hoop skirt dress made out of chocolate, a model strutting down the cat walk inside a human-sized chocolate bird cage and in the New York show, a New Years themed outfit was shown off, chocolate top hat and all. Martin Howard, a chocolate themed fashion pro recalls, “Last year, for the 70th anniversary of ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ I made a big Wicked Witch hat out of chocolate and Dorothy’s ruby slippers out of white chocolate. We also used white chocolate to make a yellow brick road background and to reconstruct Emerald City. Another year I made a Bat-girl dress and giant wings out of chocolate for a model. Then I made chocolate guns for other models posing as villains. That was a true performance piece.”

Chocolate lover or not, anyone would enjoy this very unique, feel-good festival Allowing the world to find a common bond in chocolate is just delightful. And while the interpretation of “life is like a box of chocolates” takes a more literal stance at the Salon du Chocolat, it feels more like falling into a great, big chocolate gift boxes and never wanting to come out.

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Wine and Chocolate Gift Baskets

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Top 10 Brands Of Chocolate In The World

Top 10 Brands Of Chocolate In The World

Chocolate is one popular food all over the world, and there comes various kinds of chocolate. Chocolate is not only a delicious food to taste, but also a delicate gift to present. With the dazzling variety of chocolates, how do you choose just one? Here I’ll give you some advice: the world’s top 10 brands of chocolate in the past year.


Lindt was built in 1845 in Switzerland. With more than a history of 160 years, Lindt has become the top brand chocolate and sells its product among over 80 countries. Lindt chocolate is refined but not too sweet, so it’s a accepted by both the young and the old. NB: If you want to buy a bar of chocolate for your grandparents or other old men, please pay more attention to its 80% black chocolate, which is neither too bitter nor too sweet.


Guylian came to the world just 30 years ago, but it has win an international reputation after its foundation. Guylian has a heavily sweet taste, which usually mixes chocolate with milk. You can choose Guylian without hesitation if you are fond of sweet food. What’s more, the price of Guylian ranges from $ 4 to $ 50, you can have a huge selection to afford the one that suits you best.


Ferrero Rocher is a well-known chocolate sweet made in Italia. The spherical sweet consists of a totally-roasted hazelnut put in a thin round shell, which is full of cream and covered with milk chocolate.

Usually, they are singly packaged inside a gold-coloured wrapper. With such a golden-glint package, Ferrero Rocher alway offers an image of elegance. Apart from its precious decoration, the novel idea it presents also attracts a great number of consumers.


Dated back to last century, Maxinm’s is famous for its classic status. It’s a symbol of exquisite and graceful, being a elegant mythology in France. Maxinm’s has a series of productions, such as hazelnut-milk chocolate and milked-black chocolate, etc.. However, all of them have a feature in common: a high price. It is quite wonderful to send Maxinm’s as a gift to friends, but its a would cost you quite much money if you are apt to buy them to eat frequently.


Ducd’O is a kind of compound chocolates with three different tastes; they are milk chocolate, white chocolate and black chocolate. If you like a sweet favor, you can choose the white chocolate, I’m sure it will be as sweet as you like; if you prefer bitter to sweet, then you may enjoy black chocolate; if you want to taste both bitter and sweet, milk chocolate will be in quest.


The bright-coloured (white mixed with orange) package makes Kinder Buenq much more mild, and this kind of chocolate is relatively cheaper for a long-timed consuming. Due to its price advantage in the market, Kinder Buenq seems to be more popularized among the young. Meanwhile, the wafer-rounded chocolate tastes wonderful.


Dcosle is made in Belgium, a country which shares most famous chocolates in the world. Dcosle is a little sweet, but its beautiful shape and package often stand out to catch the eye of consumers. Generally, it’s designed for lovers; and as a result, it has successfully achieved its marketing objects.

8 M&M’s

M&M’s are candy-coated pieces of milk chocolate with the letter “M” printed on them. They are popular in the United States and many other countries. They contain several variations of the candies, including milk chocolate, peanut, mint, and dark chocolate (with or without peanuts). The chocolates are produced in brown, yellow,green, and many other colors which are colorful and interesting enough to be appealing to people.


Belgian, whose name develops from the country it comes- Belgium, has kept carrying on Belgian’s spirit of pursuing perfection and upgrading its technique to produce delicious and tasty chocolate. Nowadays, it has made various kinds of products to cater for consumers, you can go to have a look. Maybe there’s a surprise waiting for you!


Toffkfee is the largest production base for chocolate in Germany, and we can call it as the “classic” of Germany. Toffkfee has an ordinary favor, you can try to have a piece if you are not so captious. The price is quite low when compared with the others above.

The author is fond of chocolate and other kinds of delicious food. Therefore, she has written several articles on food and drinks. If you want to know more about that, you can go to www.pr80.com, where the author has published many aritcles.

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Chocolate Museum Barcelona

Chocolate Museum Barcelona

Barcelona offers its visitors the possibility of knowing much more about the cocoa temptation!

Are you a sweet-toothed person? If so, the Chocolate Museum Barcelona – Museu de la Xocolata in Catalan – is the perfect place for you. This museum tells you everything about chocolate. It is a private museum which was opened in Barcelona in 2000, at Carrer Comerç 36. It is in the neighborhood of El Born, on the ground level of an old barracks and very near the Zoo of Barcelona.

The museum aims to develop a project to prove that chocolate is much more than a delicious snack. Since ancient times, chocolate has had a very important role in human history and it is a highly prized good. It has been the sweetest gold which men have used as a bargaining chip and the sweetest addiction of any human being.

The Chocolate Museum Barcelona is divided into different rooms which are dedicated to all aspects related to chocolate. The museum gives its visitor the chance to go back to the origins of chocolate and its later arrival in Europe. It also informs about the myth of chocolate, its aphrodisiac and medicinal properties and its nutritional value. Special attention is paid to Easter eggs and the typical Catalan chocolate craft Monas, originally created in Barcelona, which godparents give away on Easter Monday.

Furthermore, the museum offers a wide range of workshops in which children are the special guests and can learn how to work with chocolate and become expert patissiers. There are special activities for all the family, too.

Visitors are also invited to take part in all kinds of cultural activities which take place in the Barcelona Chamber, including concerts of classical music and theater. You can also learn about chocolate-making machines from old Catalan factories, as there is a room focused on that.

Since the opening of the museum, it has housed iconic pieces of chocolate. The many displays of chocolate sculptures include various well-known Barcelona buildings, famous characters and illustrations from various stories. For example, the statues of Ben-Hur, the Sagrada Familia by Gaudi and the cute albino gorilla, Floquet de Neu.

What is more, have you ever dreamed of celebrating your birthday surrounded by a chocolate environment? The Chocolate Museum Barcelona makes your wish come true. You can invite your friends to an original chocolate party in the museum! For further information, visit the Chocolate Museum Barcelona website.

Harriet Freeman,
travel specialist in Europe and general interest in tourist spots in Barcelona, Costa Brava and Sitges. Have a look at my website: Ok Barcelona apartments

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