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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Chocolates for Chocoholics

A very simple name that is exactly what it says. No beating around the bush here. They've been in business for 20 years and still going strong. Check out their homepage.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Chocolate now in shampoo, cosmetics, and candles

If you're thinking of buying some gifts from Christmas that deal with chocolate there are plenty of choices. "Since chocolate is now well known for its positive effects on the mind and in the bedroom, more companies are using this treat for more than sinfully delicious snacks. Thanks to its soothing yet sexy aroma, chocolate is now being used in such products as shampoo and conditioner, body care products, bath scents and scented candles." Link.

2007 to Create a more abundant cacao crop

Now this is always good to hear if you're a chocolate lover. "The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) announced yesterday that the 2007 cocoa crop would produce a global cocoa surplus of 80,000 tons, up from previous estimates of a 5,000-ton deficit.The trade organization said favorable weather conditions in cocoa-producing regions of the world accounts for the bumper crop, which is being considered a record. News of the large crop comes in spite of cocoa farmers' unrest and an outbreak of a swollen shoot virus that harmed crops in some African growing regions." Read the full story.

Chocolate found to reduce the risk of miscarriage

Well they just keep finding more and more things that chocolate can reduce the risk of. From NewsTarget: "If you're pregnant, you may be happy to know that chocolate cravings may be good for you. New research shows morning sickness lowers the risk of miscarriage by almost 70 percent -- and eating chocolate daily also appears to lower the risk of miscarriage."Chocolate is a genuine healing food," said Mike Adams". Read more.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Halloween or Valentine's day?

Which one do you think candy and chocolate are more popular. I know candy companies wait for these two dates every year. If your company can't make any profit from these two days, then you're doing something wrong. I personally prefer Valentine's day because more chocolate is involved, but I'm the kiddies like Halloween more. Either way, the companies don't care as long as they're making money. In Chicago, local candy stores tell how well they're doing this time of year. Link to article below
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What to do with that leftover candy after Halloween

So you bought ore than enough candy for the kids in your neighborhood but now you've found out that you bought to much. Now you've got plenty left over and yo know you're not gonna eat it all before it goes bad. So what should you do? Maybe this short artcile wil give you some ideas.
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Candy is king this time of the year

"Not all candies are created equal.

Have any doubts? Just ask any child trick-or-treating this Halloween — like 12-year-old Makenna Otto of St. Cloud.

"I like Tootsie Pops because of their insides. I don't like to get the little mints — the blue ones," said Otto, a seventh-grader who plans to dress up like Cleopatra on Tuesday.

According to the National Confectioners Association, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers, Hershey's, M&M's and Kit Kat were the most wanted treats based on last year's sales.

Paige Klug, a 7-year-old from the little town of South Haven, is in the second grade, but she has already learned that some candies are better — or more welcomed — than others."

So what were your favorite candies when you were little and Halloween came around. I loved the little Reese's Miniatures as well as the small square shape Snickers candies. I wasn't too fond of Tootsie Rolls or the candy corn. I think the best part was when me and my friends would sit down the next day and see what everyone had and trade some of the candy we had. Someone might lke something I didn't like and vice versa so we would trade. Good times.
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