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Heavy Metal Valentine: Is There Lead in Your Chocolate?

Heavy Metal Valentine: Is There Lead in Your Chocolate?

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

A California group takes legal action against 16 companies for failing to warn consumers.

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Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cookie Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cookie Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tender dark chocolate cookies press lovingly against sweet strawberry ice cream to make these fun, heart-shaped treats, perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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Sexy & Sweet Valentine’s Day Recipe: Salted Pistachio, Candied Orange, and Dark Chocolate Bark

Sexy & Sweet Valentine’s Day Recipe: Salted Pistachio, Candied Orange, and Dark Chocolate Bark

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Say I love you/want you/need you with this deep dark chocolate bark studded with salty-sweet pistachios and chewy candied orange.

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Five Foods You Shouldn’t Put in the Fridge

Five Foods You Shouldn’t Put in the Fridge

| January 26, 2015 | 7 Comments

Why refrigerating foods like chocolate, potatoes and basil can mess with attributes such as taste, nutritional integrity and shelf life.

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Bay Area Bites New Year’s Eve Party Menu: 6 Fabulous Appetizers

Bay Area Bites New Year’s Eve Party Menu: 6 Fabulous Appetizers

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Throwing a New Year’s Eve cocktail party takes gumption, and a slew of terrific appetizers (and cocktail recipes). But don’t let the idea of throwing a NYE party intimidate you! Use this collection of tasty, fully-tested recipes and make all other parties pale in comparison.

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New Year’s Party Dessert: The Amazing, Indulgent, Truly Remarkable Mini Chocolate Pudding Puffs

New Year’s Party Dessert: The Amazing, Indulgent, Truly Remarkable Mini Chocolate Pudding Puffs

| December 29, 2014 | 5 Comments

Just imagine biting into a mini chocolate cream puff oozing with deep, dark chocolate pudding and then run, don’t walk, to your kitchen to make these decadent treats.

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Not as Hard as You Think: Deep, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Soufflés

Not as Hard as You Think: Deep, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Soufflés

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

These light-as-a-feather chocolate soufflés contain a hidden secret at the bottom: tart, fresh raspberries. And you can make them in advance!

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Inhalable Chocolate? Ingestible Ideas From A Lab For The Senses

Inhalable Chocolate? Ingestible Ideas From A Lab For The Senses

| November 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

A real-life Willy Wonka invites scientists, designers, composers, artists and chefs to collaborate on novel foods and other cultural confections.

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Chocolate Tour of the Mission Unwraps More than a Taste of History

Chocolate Tour of the Mission Unwraps More than a Taste of History

| September 15, 2014 | 3 Comments

Chocoholics of the Bay Area, rejoice! A new tasting tour from Edible Excursions takes you behind the scenes of 5 Mission District chocolate hot spots, shares the neighborhood’s history, plus samples of drinking chocolate, chicken in mole, a cacao smoothie and exquisite hand-molded confections.

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From Bacon to Bounce: Twerking and Pigging out at Outside Lands

From Bacon to Bounce: Twerking and Pigging out at Outside Lands

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Outside Lands’ vendors offer an endless parade of imaginative pork creations, while the Queen of Bounce gets people twerking for beignets on the GastroMagic stage.

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Could Specialty Cocoa Be Haiti’s Golden Ticket To Prosperity?

Could Specialty Cocoa Be Haiti’s Golden Ticket To Prosperity?

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cacao “supertrees” in the north produce more pods with more seeds than ordinary cacao trees. A USAID project hopes to capitalize on that so Haiti can gain a foothold in the high-end chocolate market.

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Resveratrol May Not Be The Elixir In Red Wine And Chocolate

Resveratrol May Not Be The Elixir In Red Wine And Chocolate

| May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Red wine and chocolate may be good for you, but it’s likely not from the resveratrol. A study finds that the antioxidant had no influence on longevity, cancer, heart disease or inflammation levels.

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Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate ‘Healthy’

Thank Your Gut Bacteria For Making Chocolate ‘Healthy’

| March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dark chocolate may help the heart and waistline. Now scientists have figured out one reason why: Bacteria in the gut turn cocoa into compounds that lower inflammation and make us feel full.

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Making Chocolate Truffles with Charles Chocolates: Recipe and Google+ Hangout Video

Making Chocolate Truffles with Charles Chocolates: Recipe and Google+ Hangout Video

| September 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chuck Siegel, owner and chief chocolatier of Charles Chocolates, shows Bay Area Bites readers how to make their own easy and outrageously delicious chocolate truffles. Stephanie Rosenbaum tries out his technique at home.

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