HOLIDAY: National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day

November 7th is National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day (National Almond Day is February 16th, National Chocolate Day is October 28th, National Milk Chocolate Day is July 28, National White Chocolate Day is September 22). Most celebrants would run out for a dark chocolate bar with almonds. But think outside the wrapper; here are other…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make Halloween Bark

[1] White chocolate bark from Family Fresh Meals. [2] Orange Halloween bark from As The Bunny Hops. [3] The eyes have it—two sizes of eyes on bark from Chocolate Chocolate And More. [4] An elegant approach from Baked By An Introvert.   Chocolate bark is like a chocolate bar, but vive la différence! Unlike chocolate…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Lindor Pumpkin Spice Truffles From Lindt

[1] Glamorized Pumpkin Spice Truffles: Lauren of Climbing Grier Mountain tops the truffles with a bit of frosting and gold sprinkles. [2] Boxes of Lindor truffles are available at retailers nationwide (photo courtesy JunkBanter.com). [3] For larger sizes, head to LindtUSA.com. This bag contains 75 truffles. [4] You don’t have to be a professional like…
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PRODUCT: Merci Chocolate

Something fun and yummy in the chocolate space is finally available in the U.S. Merci, sold in Europe for some 50 years, is a brand of boxed chocolates manufactured by the German company August Storck KG. They are miniature bars, in an assortment of flavors made with fine ingredients, nicely packaged in a gift box.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Toast To National S’mores Day With Bubbly & Truffles

[1] This sophisticated S’mores truffles recipe from My Baking Addiction uses Smirnoff’s marshmallow-flavored vodka. [2] A down-home version from QVC’s David Venable. The recipe is  .   August 10th is National S’mores Day. A couple of weeks ago, we suggested a gourmet S’mores party with a buffet of everything S’mores, including fondue, fudge, grilled banana…
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