CANDY & CHOCOLATE: See’s Candies Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Love candy? Here’s your chance to make candy history—at least, See’s Candies history. See’s Candies is officially 100-years-old! The iconic American manufacturer of chocolates and other candies was founded by Charles See, his wife Florence, and his mother Mary in Los Angeles in 1921. Mary See had developed the recipes that became the foundation of…
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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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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Luxury Chocolate From Gem Chocolates

One of the lovely gems from Gem Chocolates. Photo courtesy Gem Chocolates. We regularly taste chocolates from the artisan chocolatiers all over the world. While most are quite good, some are truly gems. We’re thrilled that Gem Chocolates lives up to its name. A delight to look at and to taste, chocolatier Glenn Knowles has…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Chocolate Portion Control

Chocolate portion control. Photo of Anna Shea chocolates by Jerry Deutsch | THE NIBBLE. You can eat anything you want, diet and nutrition experts advise, as long as you eat it “in moderation.” This means less frequently and in smaller portions. Faced with choosing from a box of beautiful chocolates, moderation may be difficult. Several…
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GOURMET GIVEAWAY #2: Sweet Marguerites Chocolate

Here’s your chance to get a taste of an outstanding chocolate nominee. Sweet Marguerites was recently selected as a Silver Finalist for both Outstanding Chocolate and Outstanding Food Gift in the 2010 awards from the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade. And they’re giving away some of their chocolate in this week’s Gourmet Giveaway!…
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