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For those who think white chocolate isn’t ‘real’ chocolate, have we got bars for you

Deb Lindsey For The Washington Post <caption> A block of Callebaut white chocolate. </caption>For years, connoisseurs dismissed white chocolate — a confection made with cocoa butter, milk solids and sugar, but with none of the cocoa solids that give darker chocolate its recognizable flavor and color. “White chocolate or white lie?” one online video asks. The host opens with: “If you love white chocolate, I hate to break it to you: You’re not eating chocolate.”Besides the...

Shrinking Terry’s Chocolate Orange doubles in price since last Christmas

Terry’s Chocolate Orange has been a confectionery staple during the Christmas period for years.But in 2017, some supermarkets are selling the treat – which is typically sold on promotion for £1 – for nearly double the price.Sainsbury’s has increased the cost to £1.95. During the same week in 2016, the supermarket ran a £1 offer.Tesco, which last year advertised the product for £1, now lists it at £1.50.Read moreChocolate bars to cost £1 in 2018? The truth is more complicatedThe Grocer reports...

Sweet move for chocolate-maker

Lauren Blanco's plans for a chocolate shop began a few years ago when her company first opened operations in an old restaurant building.There was plenty the first-time business owner needed to do to simply get Hello Cocoa, a bean-to-bar chocolate-maker, up and running at its Fayetteville location. But Blanco was busy imagining the future in a new place at the same time."I was researching floor tile because I couldn't wait to design a space where we could create this cool, chocolate...

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are a holiday treat

If, like me, you’re a fan of dark chocolate peppermint bark at Christmastime, you’re going to love these cookies. Your friends and family will, too. But you’ll have to plan ahead because the batter is so soft it needs to chill overnight before scooping.The main ingredient here is 1 1/2 pounds of chocolate, which guarantees an intensely chocolate-y flavor. The cookie’s base is made of a combination of unsweetened and bittersweet chocolate. Afterward, additional chunks of the bittersweet...