CHINESE NEW YEAR: Godiva Chocolate For The Year Of The Horse

Lady Godiva rides in for the Lunar New Year. The image is larger than the actual chocolates. Photo courtesy Godiva.   Some foodies end the Christmas-New Year holiday season in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. But don’t forget about Chinese New Year, celebrated by Chinese, Koreans and Vietnamese, who follow a different calendar than Western cultures.…
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PRODUCT: Amoretti Sugar-Free Caramel & Chocolate Syrups

We tried the chocolate and caramel syrups, in drinks desserts. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.   Amaretto, Butterscotch, Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Fior di Sicilia, French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Irish Cream, Lemon, Mojito Mint, Orange and Raspberry…hungry yet? You can have all of these flavored syrups for just 15 calories a “pump,” in Amoretti’s line…
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PRODUCT: Lindt Wasabi Chocolate Bar

Imagine being the master chocolatier for the world’s largest prestige chocolate company. Management is always looking for something new and different. You already have chocolate bars in Blackcurrant, Chili, Coconut, Cranberry, Orange, Passionfruit, Sea Salt, plus traditional flavors like Almond, Mint and Toffee and plain chocolate bars in a range of cacao intensities. What do…
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RECIPE: Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cocktail

February 11th was National Peppermint Pattie Day and we forgot to publish this delicious cocktail recipe from Partida Tequila. But it tastes just as good as a Valentine treat (or a Christmas treat or a “because it’s Thursday” treat). CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT COOKIE COCKTAIL Ingredients Per Cocktail 3/4 ounce blanco/silver tequila 1 ounce peppermint schnapps 3/4…
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VALENTINE GIFT: Sixth Course Chocolates

At a fine restaurant, after a five course dinner, including dessert, the sixth course is a dish of chocolates or mignardises with coffee. The founders of Sixth Course Artisan Confections describe them selves as “good pastry chefs [gone] rogue.” The Bay Area confectioners used Guittard couverture chocolate, made in San Francisco, along with local dairy…
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