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Original Beans Cru Virunga – Review


Original Beans might have changed a few things like new packaging design and a new lower price, but not everything is brand new.  My favorite Original Beans chocolate bar is back and this time with a vibrant purple splash on the packaging. … Continue reading

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National Truffles Day Is Here


May 2 is National Truffles Day.  How will you be celebrating?  I heard about some special chocolates made by a pastry chef who worked at The French Laundry and with some of Europe’s finest chocolatiers.   These chocolates are limited in … Continue reading

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Essential Chocolate Desserts – Review


So we’re heading home from the Long Beach Grand Prix and decide to find a place to get some chocolate goodies. Essential Chocolate Desserts is on the way home so we stop in for a visit.  Walking in you get … Continue reading

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Original Beans Piura Porcelana – Review


Along with the recent new packaging design and a new lower price, Original Beans also brought out a new chocolate bar – Piura Porcelana.  The packaging splash is bright pink for Piura. In 2007, Original Beans discovered a “forgotten” white cacao, or “Porcelana,” in … Continue reading

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Askinosie Chocolate Honduras – Review


Askinosie Chocolate has been impressing me lately.  The chocolate bar I’ll review today is the Askinosie Chocolate Honduras bar, which was created after they traveled to Cortés, Honduras to find just the right beans for their newest bar.  Cocoa has its … Continue reading

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Original Beans Beni Wild Harvest – Review


Original Beans Beni Wild Harvest is back with a new packaging design and a new lower price.  Has the flavor of the chocolate bar changed too?  Let’s find out. The Beni chocolate bar (#1) was my introduction to Original Beans. … Continue reading

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Tisano Chocolate Tea – Review


  Tisano and their chocolate tea were on my radar before I hit the floor of the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco.  I was intrigued by the “chocolate tea” after reading a brief summary of the Tisano company. I … Continue reading

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Askinosie Chocolate Tanzania – Review


The Askinosie Chocolate Tanzania bar was created by students of the Chocolate University program, which is a neighborhood outreach program in Springfield, Missouri that inspires students about small business and social responsibility.  Donations allowed them to take 13 Central High … Continue reading

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Power Up With Pomegranate And Chocolate


Have you introduced your taste buds to Nirvana?  One of the things I look for when buying chocolate is unique or different flavors.   So when I saw the Nirvana with Pomegranate bar I just had to try it! Nirvana is … Continue reading

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TCHO Chocolate Review


I’ve followed and tasted TCHO since they started with their “Beta” versions of their chocolate.  They say many things on their website and in their marketing and have a lot of smooth talk. “TCHO is where technology meets chocolate; where Silicon … Continue reading

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