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September 16, 2016
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Sir Hans Sloane – More Than Just The Chocolate Man

Sir Hans Sloane is credited with bringing the recipe for drinking chocolate to Europe.

Sir Hans Sloane is credited with bringing the recipe for drinking chocolate to Europe.

Jenny Lee takes a bite of Killyleagh history during a walking tour of the Co Down village, birthplace of scientist and collector Sir Hans Sloane, who is credited with bringing the recipe for drinking chocolate to Europe in the 1680s. Continue Reading →

September 13, 2016
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Why Chocolate Makes Me Happy

Chocolate makes me happy and has become an incredibly popular food product.

Chocolate makes me happy and has become an incredibly popular food product.

Chocolate makes me happy and has become an incredibly popular food product that millions indulge in every day, thanks to its unique, rich, and sweet taste. Continue Reading →

September 7, 2016
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How To Make Tempered Chocolate

Tempered chocolate is heated, cooled and then warmed again.

Tempered chocolate is heated, cooled and then warmed again.

Tempering is a way of precisely melting chocolate so that it has that nice, glossy finish that you see on professionally made candies. Tempered chocolate is heated, cooled and then warmed again. Continue Reading →

September 5, 2016
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How to Make Chocolate Work in a Salad

Consider incorporating chocolate into a salad as part of your meal.

Consider incorporating chocolate into a salad as part of your meal.

Sure, it’s easy enough to satisfy chocolate cravings by mainlining the stuff (just kidding, please don’t inject chocolate into your veins)—but Chocoholics looking for new ways to consume their favorite food should consider incorporating Sephra Belgian Chocolate into a salad as part of their meal. Continue Reading →

August 23, 2016
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The science of chocolate: What makes us like it so much?

Does chocolate make you happy? There's science behind why that might be.

Does chocolate make you happy? There’s science behind why that might be.

Does chocolate make you happy? There’s science behind why that might be. Continue Reading →

August 17, 2016
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Chocolate and History

Chocolate has a long history in the Philippines and that remains to be written.

Chocolate has a long history in the Philippines and that remains to be written.

While enjoying a cup of hot native chocolate with some off-season puto bumbong during the rainy weekend, I remembered that hot chocolate in our home used to be made from cacao beans from Bohol, Dumaguete, Batangas or Pampanga. Continue Reading →

August 16, 2016
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Dark chocolate — friend or foe?

Dark Chocolate is one of the most indulgent, versatile treats in all of dessert land.

Chocolate is one of the most indulgent, versatile treats in all of dessert land.

Chocolate is one of the most indulgent, versatile treats in all of dessert land. Every type of dessert, including cakes and candies, comes in chocolate, including dark, milk or white. But desserts are supposed to be bad for you, right? Dark chocolate breaks this rule – providing many health benefits that you may not be aware of. Continue Reading →

August 9, 2016
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Dark Chocolate May Help Prevent Some Types Of Cancer

Cocoa and dark chocolate contain compounds that may help prevent cancer.

Cocoa and dark chocolate contain compounds that may help prevent cancer.

Cocoa and dark chocolate contain compounds that may help prevent cancer by many ways, including preventing DNA damage, lowering inflammation, and inhibiting cell proliferation. Experimental evidence shows that cocoa can lower the risk of some types. Most importantly, some human trials show that cocoa can reduce activation of molecules that are involved in the development and progression of cancer. Continue Reading →

May 16, 2016
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Heat Resistant Chocolate

A unique selling point in a tropical country... heat resistant chocolate.

A unique selling point in a tropical country… heat resistant chocolate.

Lome – Organic, fair trade chocolate has proved popular in recent years, especially with ethically minded Western consumers keen to give cocoa farmers around the world a better deal. Continue Reading →