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Chocolate And Wine

Wine is sensational on its own, I know that all too well. But people nowadays find pleasure in pairing it with different foods as wine is said to intensify the taste. It pairs splendidly with a lot of food, even chocolate! When done correctly, it gives an interesting and flavorful blast in the mouth.

The first thing you need to do is to get your hands on an appropriate type of chocolate. Ordinary chocolate bars you’ll find in your fridge aren’t good enough as they don’t contain  distinctive flavors. The best choice are gourmet chocolates, be it dark, milk, or white chocolate.

Regarding your wine of choice, you have to find one that is at least as sweet as the chocolate, perhaps even slightly sweeter. One thing you have to keep in mind when creating this pair is to make sure that the distance between the sweetness of the wine and chocolate shouldn’t be far. Otherwise, the sour notes of wine will make the combination horrible since the wine will make it appear hollow if it isn’t sweet enough.

In general, red wines go along better with chocolate compared to white wines. The acidity of sparkling wines and Champagne reacts with chocolate causing a bitter taste, but that’s not to say they can’t go along well together at all. Correct combination is always key.

Another thing to know about this pairing is that elegant flavored light chocolate taste better with lighter-bodied wines. The stronger the flavor of the chocolate, the more full-bodied wine you need for that perfect combination. Quality of wine is of the essence since bad wine only gets worse when paired with chocolate.

Always taste the wine first. Only then should you start enjoying your chocolate. Doing so paves way for proper assessment of the flavor and taste of the wine itself. Otherwise, your mouth and taste buds will be covered with a thin layer of cocoa butter. Since it is already overwhelmed with chocolate, it can prevent you to taste the wine.

It was once taboo, but pairing wine with chocolate is now becoming commonplace that some people have this particular pair as their comfort food!

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Low Carb Chocolate Muffin – Only 3 Carbs Net Per Muffin – 6 Pack – Best Tasting Diet Product Ever!

Low Carb Chocolate Muffin – Only 3 Carbs Net Per Muffin – 6 Pack – Best Tasting Diet Product Ever!

Low Carb Chocolate Muffin - Only 3 Carbs Net Per Muffin - 6 Pack - Best Tasting Diet Product Ever!

  • 0 sugar – 0 Trans Fats – 0 Glueten – 0 Flour
  • Best Tasting Low Carb Product Ever!
  • Technologically Preserved for Freshenss – Not With Preservatives
  • Made with GMO Free Almond Meal
  • We bake in our local family owend bakery approved by the USDA, not in a commercial factory

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Low in carbs, and yet delicious.
While one can argue whether carb-0-licious is brand or not, one thing is sure. We are not another multimillion dollar company trying to persuade you to buy something you don’t want in the first place. We are a small local family-owned bakery in NY sharing a piece of health with the world.
As third generation bakers, we were raised with cake and cookies as a means of Breakfast, Lunch and Supper.
We have always had a great sense for good and quality tasting mixtures, which is what kept our local business successful, while all other bakeries went broke to competition to big box stores.
But as we grew older, we started being more health conscious thinking there must be something better that we can do, something that could make a change in us as well as the entire neighborhood we live in and sell to.
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Chocolate Can Kill Your Dog

Dogs don’t always know what is not good for them. Some substances they instinctively know to stay away from because of the smell and or taste. However other foods and substances may actually taste good. This article will focus on chocolate, and why it is harmful to your dog.The ingredient in chocolate, theobromine, is toxic to dog.

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Chocolate And Kissing

Passionate kisses always give a different level of excitement to the body, but so does eating chocolate. As a matter of fact, studies have shown that the feeling of having chocolate melt in your mouth is even better than those long intimate kisses.

In a recent experiment conducted, young lovers who were all in their 20s had their hearts and brain monitored. Then they had dark chocolates melt on their tongue without chewing, and kissed their partners the way they normally would.

The outcome was quite intriguing and surprising according to the researcher. They were aware of the fact that chocolate is a stimulant because of the stimulating substances it contains, but what they didn’t expect was the length of duration of the effects it had on the mind.

The researchers also compared the resting heart rates of the participants with their heart rates when they had the chocolate and kissing tests. Turns out, even the most intimate and passionate kiss didn’t compare to the buzz that chocolate can give. At the point where chocolate was melting on the tongue, the entire regions of the brain were stimulated more intensely and the effects lasted even longer than what they got from kissing. The chocolate chunks also supposedly made the heart rate go higher.

And even though women are known to have more liking towards chocolate and also more romantic in nature, both sexes yielded the same results. The chocolate was able to provide a long-lasting body and brain buzz which lasted four times as long as kissing.

Like I said, chocolate contains several highly-stimulating substances that give a natural buzz, such as theobromine, caffeine, and phenylethylamine which is elicited when we are in love.

The said experiment used a 60% cocoa dark chocolate. A spokeswoman for the chocolate makers said: “You’d think people would be shy about kissing in a laboratory, but that wasn’t the case at all. We’re not talking about a quick peck here.”

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Taza Organic Stone Ground Chocolate Disc – Salt and Pepper (2.7 ounce)

Taza Organic Stone Ground Chocolate Disc – Salt and Pepper (2.7 ounce)

Taza Organic Stone Ground Chocolate Disc - Salt and Pepper (2.7 ounce)

  • Imported from Mexico
  • A full bodied bean to bar chocolate
  • Comes in a variety of chocolate luscious flavors that will give a definitive flavor to anything you are adding it to!
  • A high end chocolate sure to please the most picky chocolate connoisseur
  • A lovely item to add to any gift basket or to add to a wine and chocolate tasting

Taza is a true bean-to-bar chocolate maker located in Somerville, Massachusetts, and is the only maker of 100% stone ground chocolate in the United States. Taza sources organically grown cacao beans directly from small farmer cooperatives ensuring those farmers receive more than fair trade prices for their high quality cacao. Taza is uniquely positioned as one of the only independently owned, socially, and environmentally responsible chocolate makers in the country. Taza Chocolate’s unique texture comes from antique Mexican stone mills. Each millstone is hand-dressed to bring out the maximum flavor potential from the cacao beans.

Taza’s chocolate-making process is designed to capture the true flavor of the cacao bean by minimally processing the chocolate every step of the way. By putting care into the entire process, from the sourcing of ingredients from proud farmers, to molding finished chocolate bars, Taza is dedicated to quality, and to serving customers, local communities, and the environment.

Taza’s take on the infamous Ibarra disc, this is the simplest, most delicious chocolate you’ll ever taste. Made only with their Mexican stone mills (molinos), this chocolate contains only three ingredients: roasted cocoa beans, cane sugar, and a unique spice. Whip up a rich, authentic taza de chocolate mexicano, or eat it as is!

Many varieties are available, each sold separately, including: Cinnamon, Chile, Almond, and Vanilla.

USDA organic and Direct tradeTM Certified.
Varieties Sold Separately.

List Price: $ 2.95

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Taza Organic Stone Ground Chocolate Disc – Coffee (2.7 ounce) Reviews

Taza Organic Stone Ground Chocolate Disc – Coffee (2.7 ounce)

Taza Organic Stone Ground Chocolate Disc - Coffee (2.7 ounce)

  • Imported from Mexico
  • A full bodied bean to bar chocolate
  • Comes in a variety of chocolate luscious flavors that will give a definitive flavor to anything you are adding it to!
  • A high end chocolate sure to please the most picky chocolate connoisseur
  • A lovely item to add to any gift basket or to add to a wine and chocolate tasting

Taza is a true bean-to-bar chocolate maker located in Somerville, Massachusetts, and is the only maker of 100% stone ground chocolate in the United States. Taza sources organically grown cacao beans directly from small farmer cooperatives ensuring those farmers receive more than fair trade prices for their high quality cacao. Taza is uniquely positioned as one of the only independently owned, socially, and environmentally responsible chocolate makers in the country. Taza Chocolate’s unique texture comes from antique Mexican stone mills. Each millstone is hand-dressed to bring out the maximum flavor potential from the cacao beans.

Taza’s chocolate-making process is designed to capture the true flavor of the cacao bean by minimally processing the chocolate every step of the way. By putting care into the entire process, from the sourcing of ingredients from proud farmers, to molding finished chocolate bars, Taza is dedicated to quality, and to serving customers, local communities, and the environment.

Taza’s take on the infamous Ibarra disc, this is the simplest, most delicious chocolate you’ll ever taste. Made only with their Mexican stone mills (molinos), this chocolate contains only three ingredients: roasted cocoa beans, cane sugar, and a unique spice. Whip up a rich, authentic taza de chocolate mexicano, or eat it as is!

Many varieties are available, each sold separately, including: Cinnamon, Chile, Almond, and Vanilla.

USDA organic and Direct tradeTM Certified.
Varieties Sold Separately.

List Price: $ 2.95

Price: $ 5.99

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Ice Cream Making – Chocolate Mint Ice Cream

Ice Cream Making - Chocolate Mint Ice Cream

There are no super fancy add-ins or ingredients here, just the basic, dependably rich and creamy chocolate ice cream that’s bound for ice cream sandwiches, milk shakes, and chocolate sauce, and the front tab of your recipe box.

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