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3 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

PH should take advantage of chocolate deficit - Poe

Senator Grace Poe said the country should tap the full potential of the local cacao and chocolate industry in light of a projected world deficit. In a resolution, Poe said the Senate committee on agriculture should look into the status of the country's cacao and chocolate industry "for the purpose of recommending measures to boost local production and provide livelihood in the countryside in the light of a projected world deficit in cacao supply."


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4 hrs ago | Serious Eats

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie From 'The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free'

Ah, the glorious chocolate chip cookie. Crispy, chewy, salt-dusted, or just sweet - no matter the variation, it's an American stand-by.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Baked Goods, Cookies, Dessert

7 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Market Fresh: Yellow leaves mean fall's bounty at the market

From Rob Wells, The Persistent Farmer: "I will have lots of bouquets, still in great shape. a The plants are thriving with the mild weather we have been having."


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Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Georgia Straight

Coconut sap makes Chocolat Naturel's brownies a sweet treat

West Vancouver chocolatier Pierre Gruget replaces refined sugar in his products with coconut sap, dried dates, maple syrup, and honey. You can find his line of dark and milk chocolate bars at local stores and farmers markets .


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Candy Industry

Raaka Chocolate christens new plant, retail shop

Raaka Chocolate, an unroasted bean-to-bar chocolate company based in Brooklyn, N.Y., opened a new production facility as well as its first brick and mortar retail location in the borough's Red Hook neighborhood on Monday. The location quadruples the size of its previous production space and coincides with the launch of two new flavors as well as the introduction of chocolate making classes, factory tours and more.


Related Topix: Life, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

Dr. Travis dishes Doctor's Diet weight loss tips: Dark chocolate mousse recipe

Host of " The Doctors ," Dr. Travis Stork believes in using food as medicine. But, as he revealed on the Sept.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Pudding, Dieting, The Doctors, Entertainment, Television

13 Indulgent Chocolate Cakes

Intensely chocolatey with a molten truffle chocolate center, these small cakes are based on chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's signature dessert. See the Recipe for Molten Chocolate Cakes>> Softened goat cheese adds a delightful tang to sweet chocolate cupcakes.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Cake, Baked Goods, Dessert, Greene County, MO, Elizabeth Ii

Candy Industry

Peru's Flourishing Cacao & Chocolate Industry: Taking great strides forward

This year it took on a new look by moving to the grounds of the lovely Parque de la Reserva in downtown Lima. Magnificent neo-classic water fountains provided a graceful backdrop.


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Dallas Morning News

Fried Chicken and Waffle Cone, Deep Fried Smoked Brisket among new fair food offerings

This morning the State Fair of Texas served up its new-fair-food list - because, look, you can't survive on Fried Gulf Shrimp Boil, Funnel Cake Ale and Fletcher's Corny Dogs alone, though you're certainly welcome to try. And though this list debuted without the fanfare accompanying the annual unveiling of the Big Tex Choice Awards finalists, it's not without its items of intrigue, chief among them Biscuit Fries with Chocolate Gravy, which sounds just terrible : "Strips of buttermilk biscuit dough fried to golden brown, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and served with a bowl of warm, delicious milk chocolate gravy."


Related Topix: Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food

Confectionery News

Ecuadorian chocolate has healthier fat profile than Ghanaian, say researchers

A study published in the journal Food Chemistry by Torres-Moreno et al. compared six chocolates from each origin and concluded that Ecuadorian chocolate contained more unsaturated fatty acids and less saturated fat than Ghanaian chocolate. Previous research has suggested that fatty acid profiles in foods have a direct impact on human health.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Chemistry, Science

Broward-Palm Beach

Jimmie's Cafe 47 Descended From a Chocolate Shop to Serve Caribbean-Inspired Tapas

In 1946, Jimmie Vonglis and his family escaped war-torn Europe for a new life in the States. A year later, he opened the doors to Jimmie's Chocolates in Dania Beach.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Dania Beach, FL

The Northern Echo

Chocolate brownie with rasperry custard

CHOCOLATE brownies are always incredibly popular. This dense, rich, fudgy dessert sells like hotcakes when we have it on the menu.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Pudding, Baked Goods, Dessert, Brownies, Dining

Science Daily

This is your brain on snacks: Brain stimulation affects craving, consumption

Magnetic stimulation of a brain area involved in "executive function" affects cravings for and consumption of calorie-dense snack foods, reports a study. After stimulation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex , young women experience increased cravings for high-calorie snacks -- and eat more of those foods when given the opportunity, according to the researchers.


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Solbeso: The spirited sexy side of cacao

The first look inside a cacao pod might surprise you - it certainly surprised me. I had just picked the football shaped pod from a cacao tree on a jungle farm in Belize and fully expected to open it up and find it chock full of cocoa beans.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014

FunCity Finder

Donaldson's Offers World-Class Chocolate in Small Town Indiana

Their secret recipe and consistent placement on various central Indiana "best-of" lists, including the 2014 Indy A-List for Best Chocolate, convince most that their creative confections will be good; but bite into a cracker sized sea-salt caramel and milk []


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Craving chocolate? Pregnant Saturdays star Una Foden seen carrying...

The flame-haired singer announced she was expecting her second child with her rugby ace husband Ben Foden last week The flame-haired singer , who announced she was expecting her second child with her rugby ace husband Ben Foden last week, was seen carrying a huge box of Cadburys Milk Tray into the Manchester Apollo ahead of her gig on Sunday. Dressed in a black leather top and jeans, Una looked blooming as she smiled for the waiting paps on her way into the venue with her bandmates.


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Los Angeles Times

Edible chocolate-dipped waffle coffee cups at Alfred Coffee & Kitchen in L.A.

The Alfred Cone from Alfred Coffee & Kitchen in Los Angeles. It's a 4-ounce cone dipped in chocolate you can order with a macchiato or an espresso.


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D Magazine

Recap of the 2014 Dallas Chocolate Festival

If you missed this, I am so, so sorry. The Dallas Chocolate Festival was stuffed full of chocoholics, pressed for breathing space, filling up their sampling boxes with every shaving of the precious brown stuff they could finagle away from the vendors.


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Chocolate Tour of the Mission Unwraps More than a Taste of History

Ten ardent chocophiles are seated around San Jalisco 's multicolored tile table. We scan the festive tangerine and lemon walls adorned with assorted masks, guitars and images of Frida , but when steaming platters of chicken mole appear, the tantalizing aroma and deep russet sauce ensure that all eyes are riveted to our plates.


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Food Production Daily

Premium chocolatiers flock to tin packaging for brand longevity

UK tin packaging firm The Box has seen an uptick in premium chocolate companies moving to tin packs to make longer brand impressions on consumers. "A tin will always be reused even if it's for a short period of time," Mike Walter, managing director of The Box told ConfectioneryNews.


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