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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 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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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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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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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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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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How much do you really know about chocolate?
30
AUG
2018

How much do you really know about chocolate?

Did you know it might make you feel like you’re falling in love? Or how much less caffeine it has than coffee? Next time you’re sharing Belgian chocolate with friends (you do share, don’t you?)...
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In 1912, the Belgian confectionary created the praline
03
AUG
2018

In 1912, the Belgian confectionary created the praline

Since chocolate made its debut in Belgium, it was considered the perfect gift. In 1912, the Belgian confectionary created the praline, a filled, bite-size chocolate which perfectly suited its gift...
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Pralines from LEONIDAS
31
JUL
2018

Pralines from LEONIDAS

Belgian pralines are typically a blend of chocolate and hazelnuts, which may be enhanced with additional flavoring. "Buche Praline" is a smooth, log-shaped hazelnut chocolate. "Marron Au Cafe", a...
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There are chocolatiers everywhere in Belgium
20
JUL
2018

There are chocolatiers everywhere in Belgium

There are chocolatiers everywhere in Belgium, but the ones most worth your time and money take themselves seriously. A cool climate means chocolate makers don't have to worry about their products...
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Guylian, Belgian chocolate maker
09
JUL
2018

Guylian, Belgian chocolate maker

Guylian is a Belgian chocolate manufacturer founded by Guy Foubert in 1958. The company takes its name from the combination of Foubert's first name with that of his wife, Liliane. Guylian is...
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When the chocolate invade Europe
26
JUN
2018

When the chocolate invade Europe

When the Spanish first brought chocolate back to Europe, it was still being served as a beverage, but soon went through an important evolution: the chili pepper was replaced by sugar. The new,...
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Cocoa a first step in the direction of chocolate
04
JUN
2018

Cocoa a first step in the direction of chocolate

  The discovery of cocoa was only a first step in the direction of chocolate. The Mayas were the first to cultivate the cocoa bean for...
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Chocolate as aphrodisiac?
28
MAY
2018

Chocolate as aphrodisiac?

When a theologian in the West in 1624 condemned the consumption of chocolate in religious houses because of its 'excitable effect', this led to stories about chocolate being an aphrodisiac....
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Growing The Cocoa
03
APR
2018

Growing The Cocoa

 Cocoa beans are the product of the cocoa tree and are used to make chocolate. The origin of the cocoa tree is in dispute. Some say it originated in the Amazon basin of Brazil, others place it in...
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The famous "Pralines" must respect...
26
MAR
2018

The famous "Pralines" must respect...

The famous "Pralines" must respect...   The famous "Pralines" which you love to taste MUST respect the following definition: A bite-sized product, composed of either filled chocolate...
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