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Chocolates

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Etymology of Chocolate
06
NOV
2019

Etymology of Chocolate

Etymology of Chocolate  The name chocolate most likely comes from the Nahuatl language indigenous to central Mexico, although it may have been influenced by the Mayan languages. One popular...
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The antioxidant power of chocolate
24
OCT
2019

The antioxidant power of chocolate

Studies show that cocoa powder, dark chocolate and milk chocolate have higher Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) values than many usual foods, such as prunes and blueberries. ORAC values...
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The charm of Belgian chocolates
03
OCT
2019

The charm of Belgian chocolates

 Belgian chocolate, whether it comes as bars and in various shapes, powder or topping, has something for every taste. Its most stylish recipe is certainly the "praline", which was invented in...
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Galler – Royal chocolate
21
AUG
2019

Galler – Royal chocolate

Galler is an official supplier of chocolate to the Royal Court of Belgium! Taste Galler's delicious Belgian chocolates and you will know why.  Jean Galler founded his chocolate factory in 1976...
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Which chocolate you like the best: dark, milk or white?
21
JUN
2019

Which chocolate you like the best: dark, milk or white?

Officially, there are three kinds of chocolate: dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate.  Dark chocolate contains cocoa mass (also called cocoa liquor), cocoa butter and sugar. The...
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What is the best way to store chocolate bon-bons?
06
JUN
2019

What is the best way to store chocolate bon-bons?

Chocolate is susceptible to temperature, external odors and flavorings, air and light, moisture, and time. The fat and sugar it contains will absorb surrounding odors. Chocolate should be stored...
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How should chocolate be tasted and savoured ?
25
APR
2019

How should chocolate be tasted and savoured ?

Solid chocolate and filled chocolate should not be savoured in the same way. Solid chocolate should be taken in small pieces, put on the tongue and left to melt. This allows, on the one hand, for...
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Côte d'Or chocolate from Belgium
08
APR
2019

Côte d'Or chocolate from Belgium

Originating from Belgium in 1883, this chocolate is made from cocoa beans from the Gold Coast of Africa. Elephants were used in the old days to haul the cocoa beans.  Translated from French,...
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Chocolate can be fatal for dogs
20
MAR
2019

Chocolate can be fatal for dogs

We love chocolate so much that the phrase "dog death by chocolate" might look humorous. But the sweet stuff can literally mean curtains for your dog.  If your sweet-toothed canine has helped...
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The secret behind chocolate cravings
14
MAR
2019

The secret behind chocolate cravings

The reason for chocolate addicts or “chocaholics” can be contributed to the bioactive compounds found in chocolate; theobromine and caffeine, which are stimulants; tyramine and phenylethylamine,...
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Manufacturing Belgian Chocolate
05
MAR
2019

Manufacturing Belgian Chocolate

“While holding between your finger this half an ounce of happiness, think about the long way to obtain this mouthful of pleasure, delight of gods."  The chocolate is prepared from the seeds of...
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Valentine's Day with Fine Belgian Chocolates!
11
FEB
2019

Valentine's Day with Fine Belgian Chocolates!

Chocolate is one of the most popular gifts to give on Valentine's Day. Chocolate is a psychoactive food. It is made from the seeds of the tropical cacao tree, Theobroma cacao. The cacao tree was...
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Storing your chocolates
08
JAN
2019

Storing your chocolates

Like fine wines and beers chocolates should be stored in a cool, dry and dark area. Since chocolate is highly susceptible to picking up odors, your chocolates should be kept away from other strong...
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Belgium - the home of chocolate
26
NOV
2018

Belgium - the home of chocolate

It was in Brussels in 1912 where the first chocolate praline was made by filling an empty chocolate shell with a rich, intense centre. This technique was copied all over Europe because up until...
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Chocolate – a sweet mystery
14
NOV
2018

Chocolate – a sweet mystery

Chocolate is a rich, smooth, sweet mystery - an elixir that the world cannot seem to do without. Chocolate has survived the ages and remains best in its simplest, purest form.  The history...
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Where does chocolate come from? (part 2)
26
OCT
2018

Where does chocolate come from? (part 2)

Continued form the last issue.  The first chocolate house was reputedly opened in London in 1657 by a Frenchman. Costing 10 to 15 shillings per pound, chocolate was considered a beverage...
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Where does chocolate come from?
22
OCT
2018

Where does chocolate come from?

In 600 A.D. the Mayans migrated into the northern regions of South America, establishing the earliest known cocoa plantations in the Yucatan. It has been argued that the Mayans had been familiar...
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Truffle versus chocolate
18
OCT
2018

Truffle versus chocolate

Chocolate is made from cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla, and usually lecithin as an emulsifier. Chocolate is an ingredient used to make truffles.  A truffle is a generic name for a...
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Chocolate Sea Shells
21
SEP
2018

Chocolate Sea Shells

The original Guylian chocolate Sea Shells, with their delicious praliné filling, are an exquisite combination of refined taste and time-honoured tradition, whose famous quality is savoured by...
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Belgians Love Chocolate
14
SEP
2018

Belgians Love Chocolate

Saying that Belgians love chocolate is a real understatement. “For us, chocolate is a devouring passion, a sweet addiction, and our national pride.” Undoubtedly, Belgian chocolate is some of the...
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