Cacao Beans - This Summer's New Hit (Popularity: )
This summer it is likely that most kids will be spending the majority of their time, walking to and from the local convenience store, buying and then shoveling into their mouths, their favorite chocolate bar. The ingredients and actual content of all chocolate bars is usually printed in the back of the packet, but that still doesn't convey the correct unhealthy image that it should!
Chocolate bars are full of ...
A Short History of Cocoa (Popularity: )
Cocoa was a well-established crop and article of commerce in the early 16th century in Central America. In 1520, when Cortés discovered Mexico City (then the capital of the Aztec peoples) and met their leader (Montezuma), he found that cocoa beans were used in the preparation of a luxury drink "chocolatl" made by roasting the whole cocoa beans, grinding them and mixing with maize meal, vanilla and chilli. They were ...
How is Chocolate Made? (Popularity: )
Chocolate is one of the most favorite items among millions of people across the globe. The young, kids, the old, men and women all like chocolate. In fact, chocolate is irresistible. However, not everyone knows how is chocolate made.
Johannes Van Houten, a Dutch chemist in 1828, invented chocolate. He actually invented a method of extracting the fat or cocoa butter from ground cocoa beans. The result was a much less ...
The Dominican Republic - The Best Cocoa Bean Source (Popularity: )
The Dominican Republic is more than just a beautiful country in the Caribbean region. Aside from its beautiful beaches, its breath-taking sunset, and panoramic views, Dominican Republic is currently one of the chief producers of organic cocoa in the world.
The country's move towards the organic market started as early as the 1980's. Ten years hence, the production expanded, providing them a key position in the world organic market.
The best cocoa ...
My Best Chocolate Candy Bars (Popularity: )
As children we all had our favorite best chocolate bars. For me it was one thing, for my friends another. We all hovered around the same top three best chocolate bars at that time. They were the Snickers, Baby Ruth and the Musketeer chocolate candy bars. Although another favorite of mine was Hershey's milk chocolate almond candy bar.
Man, that was back in the day when we could buy a chocolate ...
How Cocoa Beans Are Processed (Popularity: )
How much do you love a cup of hot chocolate in the morning? Maybe you're a lover of chocolate bars and chips? If so, you might as well know how those sweet pleasures of life came to be. Chocolates come from cocoa beans. But to make them rich and tasty, not just any other cocoa beans are used. Only especially handpicked, top quality beans can create chocolates and chocolate drinks ...
Chocolate - A New Choice for Health (Popularity: )
Among the Kuna people of Panama, who can drink up to 40 cups of cocoa per week, rates of the "big killer" diseases are less than 10%. Cocoa is the richest source of flavonoids when cold processed, and since cocoa is the main beverage of the Kuna, they probably have the most flavonoid-rich diet of any population.
For both women's health and men's health, dark, unprocessed chocolate, eaten or taken in ...
The History of Chocolate - From Bean to Bar (Popularity: )
The cocoa tree is botanically called Theobroma Cacao - food form the Gods. The tree is native to the rain forests of the Americas and originally domesticated in Central America. It is a fussy sort of tree which can only grow in the band 20 degrees north and south of the equator. Even though there is still a debate , the Mayans were the first to cultivate the tree starting ...
Health Benefits of Chocolate (Popularity: )
It is rumored in some quarters that chocolate is unhealthy. It is said the high-calorie contents will add to excess body fat and clog arteries. There is good news for chocolate lovers! Chocolate in moderation has many health benefits.
Chocolate is so delicious that it is hard to believe it has any kind of health benefit. Yet in chocolate there are vitamins essential for our body's proper functioning. The same chocolate ...
Yummy Chocolate Fountains (Popularity: )
You will need chocolate fountains, as well as some supplies such as food to dip in the chocolate, utensils, and the yummiest chocolates - a good variety on hand (to order) would be good so you can accommodate your customer's requests. You can rent out your chocolate fountains for about $500 per event.
Occasions people might rent a chocolate fountain are many. Weddings would be a big seller, as well as ...