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How to Pick the Best Chocolate Bar Your Money Can Buy

By now you’ve probably noticed the increasingly crowded shelves of chocolate at U.S. grocers and specialty food shops, not to mention Amazon.com, ABC Carpet & Home, and Target. Once the domain of a few, craft chocolate, also known as bean-to-bar chocolate, has found its own niche in the foodie market. There are more options for chocolate lovers than ever before, and that makes the choices all the harder. Source: Storey Publishing, LLCOne way to navigate this sweet but intimidating little...

The 5 Best Vegan Chocolates to Gift Your Friends This Holiday Season

As an absolute chocolate-lover, I am a firm believer in the power of cacao to cure all maladies. Feeling under the weather? Peanut butter chocolate crunch is there. Getting over a bad breakup? Caramel toffee to the rescue. Stressed over an exam? Pull out the dark chocolate and mint. Chocolates can do it all, and that’s why they make the perfect holiday gift. But for my sadly lactose-intolerant self, as well as for my vegan friends, most chocolates are temptations that we receive but cannot...

5 Homemade Candy Recipes Ideal for Holiday Gifting

It’s the holiday season and that means it’s time to determine what you can possibly buy for your neighbors, friends, relatives, coworkers, and kids’ teachers. There are few things you can count on everyone enjoying as Christmas gifts, but one of them is homemade candy, because it doesn’t get much sweeter than that. Toffee, fudge, brittle, and bark are delicacies that no one can resist, and they make the perfect presents. Bundle your homemade treats up in pretty packaging and bake in...

Chocolate adds a sweet something to Christmas decorations

November 24, 2017 Alice Troy-Donovan and Maria CrawfordExperimental featureListen to this articlePlay audio for this articlePause00:0000:00Experimental featureGive us your feedbackThank you for your feedback.What do you think? I‘ll use it in the future I don‘t think I‘ll use it Please tell us why (optional)Send FeedbackorChocolate has long been as essential to Christmas as carols and candlelight. Over the past couple of decades, as with other festive foods,...