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News: Ruby chocolate

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 You may have heard the term 'ruby chocolate' on peoples lips over the past few weeks, and that is because there is a new product that is about to hit the shelves in the form of pink chocolate, the first new natural colour of chocolate since Nestle marketed white chocolate over eighty years ago.  The man behind the claim is Peter Boone, Chief innovator and Quality Officer for Barry Callebaut. Ruby chocolate is made from the Ruby cocoa bean, the website claims, through a unique processing that unlocks the flavour and tone naturally present in the Ruby bean. No berries...

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The History of Ghirardelli

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One of our most popular lines, Ghirardelli, has a long and fascinating history. Let us take you on a tour of one of the most delicious ranges of chocolates on the market.  1819 - Domenico Ghirardelli is born in Rapallo, Italy, to an exotic foods importer and his wife. At a young age, Domenico is introduced to the chocolate and confectionary trade when he apprentices with a local candy maker. 1847 - Ghirardelli changes his Italian first name to the Spanish equivalent, Domingo. 1849 - Ghirardelli sails to America and opens a general store in Stockton, California, offering supplies and confections to miners....

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Why coffee and chocolate?

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Have you ever wondered why we mix some of our favourite things together for even more incredible results? An estimated 55 million cups of coffee are drunk in the UK every day and approximately eight million people in this country eat chocolate every day. Both are a staple in our lives. What could possibly encourage people to combine the two and enjoy the results?  Everything from the cafe Mocha, coffee and chocolate cake, Gateax l'Opera, pouring chocolate syrup in coffee and of course the many coffee flavoured chocolates there are around, it has become something of an obsession in recent...

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Chocolate - a gift that keeps on giving

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Chocolate might just seem like an indulgent treat but nothing could be further from the truth. Here are some facts about chocolate that show that it really is a gift that keeps on giving, long after it has been consumed... What science says about chocolate: it really is good for you! Chocolate lovers the world over have always argued that it is good for the soul but studies in Elsevier's scientific journals show that it is good for a lot of others things including our libido, pressure and coughs...and it may even prevent wrinkles!  The aphrodisiac effects of chocolate are...

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Ghirardelli Minis

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Welcome to the world of Ghirardelli Minis, an exciting new range of bite sized chocolates to suit many occasions. They are smaller than the regular Ghirardelli squares and available in delightful new flavours. Chocolate lovers will adore these individually wrapped treats, made with the finest of ingredients. Perfect for a snack, to fill a bowl for guests, to share amongst children at a party or simply as an after-dinner treat. These chocolates are individually wrapped in colourful foil and have the Ghirardelli logo stamped on each square. The Chocolate Emporium is delighted to introduce the following flavours…simply click on the...

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