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Essential Chocolate Tips from Alice Medrich

December 4th, 2013 by Rosa

Alice Medrich is a chocolate expert and author of several chocolate books. The Kitchn has a post where Alice Medrich gives her essential chocolate tips. Did you know that its best to not use chocolate chips when a recipe calls for melted chocolate? Instead, you should chop up a chocolate bar because chocolate tips have a different viscosity.

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Dominican Republic Cacao Tour

December 3rd, 2013 by Rosa

Several years ago, I learned about how cacao pods are grown and eventually turned into chocolate from a Scharffen Berger factory tour. Serious Eats has a great slide show about how cacaos is grown, harvested, and cured in the Dominican Republic.

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Serious Eats makes a candy ark

November 26th, 2013 by Rosa

I had posted earlier about how Serious Eats had finally given Economy Candy the glowing write-up that it deserves. After they bought all of Economy Candy’s gummi animals, they turned them into an adorable Serious Eats ark (photo from Serious Eats):


They even put up a giant hi-res version in case you wanted to sweeten up your desktop background.

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Serious Eats’ guide to Halloween candy-infused booze

November 21st, 2013 by Rosa

If you’ve got leftover Halloween candy around (or if you loaded up at the post-Halloween candy sales), Serious Eats has an idea for what to do with it: flavor your booze! They’ve got an extremely comprehensive guide to candy and booze pairings¬†on their site.

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Milka Marketing Stunt

November 19th, 2013 by Rosa

Via AdFreak, here’s a cool video of a marketing stunt that Milka ran in Argentina. People had to make a human chain connecting a Milka cow and a vending machine.

When the chain was complete, free chocolate for everyone!

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Mast Brothers Chocolate Advice

November 14th, 2013 by Rosa

The NY Times Recipe Lab recently featured the Mast Brothers discussing chocolate – they’re certainly qualified experts! The NY Times column also has a printed recipe for chocolate caramels. The video they made is embedded below.

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Post Halloween Cake Wrecks

November 12th, 2013 by Rosa

Cake Wrecks recently posted a round-up of candy covered cakes that should never have happened. My favorite is the cake below: pumpkin Peeps all around the border, candy corn and gummi worms on top, and, of course, the perfectly correct label of “Fruit Topped Cheesecake.”


Photo from Cake Wrecks.

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Serious Eats finally discovers Economy Candy

November 7th, 2013 by Rosa

I visited Economy Candy back in 2007 (man that feels like a lifetime ago; the below photo is from before I figured out how to take nicer close-up photos) and have been dreaming about going back ever since. David Lebovitz has documented his visit there, as has Cybele from Candy Blog.

Serious Eats is finally hopping on the Economy Candy train, with their recently published photo tour of the candy mecca. I will return someday!

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Serious Eats at the Chicago Fine Chocolate and Dessert Show

November 5th, 2013 by Rosa

Every year, Chicago hosts the big Sweets and Snacks Expo in May. It turns out that they also host a Fine Chocolate and Dessert Show. Serious Eats went and took some neat pictures of all the sweet things on display there.

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Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2013 by Rosa

Happy Halloween! Are you trick or treating, or handing out candy to trick or treaters? What will kiddos get if they visit your house? Maybe a gummi eyeball?

If you end up with a full bounty of trick-or-treating chocolate, mayhaps you can melt it all together into a 7-layer dip, Serious Eats style. It looks delicious yet nauseous all at the same time!

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