Archives — 3 / 2013

  • Absolve?

    Can Chocolate Absolve?

    pria — 3 years ago

    Bite

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    Would you consider your self a choco-holic?

    • Yes

      75%

    • No

      0%

    • More of a connoisseur

      25%

    Theobroma, the Latin name for chocolate, literally means food of the gods. Chocolatier Chantal Coady of London’s Rococo Chocolate has created a bar that may actually help purge sins! A few bites of the “Absolution” bar and you will realize that there is no need to ask for forgiveness when you can give yourself permission.

    ChocolateFacts, ChocolateHistory, ChocolateInfo, PriaBlog

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    Awaken Your Pallet

    chocolocateteam — 3 years ago

    wickerhead
    A quaint and cozy new chocolate shop has opened up in the Beaches and is giving the other chocolate stores in the neighborhood a run for their money. The return of long time resident and business owner Sharon Shoot with her new store Chocolate by Wickerhead is greeted with a big welcome, “Thank heaven she’s returned," exclaimed one local. With ‘oh my god’ truffles and moist creamy fillings I just might have to agree.

    ChocoFood, ChocolateShops, GourmetChocolate

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  • Stubbe

    Old World Charm and Family Tradition

    hillary — 3 years ago

    Beer Truffle

    For fifth generation pastry chef and chocolatier, Heinrich Stubbe chocolate is a way of life. It’s a family tradition that he is proud to pass down to his ‘kinders’ like his Father before him. His children, Daniel and Anne are now the sixth generation of Stubbe pastry chefs, carrying on the family tradition. In the conventional German fashion Stubbe’s is in fact a pastry shop in Ottawa, they just happen to specialize in chocolate. There are no complaints here. With selections like Irish coffee, peach & champagne, nougat praline, and gingerbread you can refer to this place as whatever you want!

    Choco, ChocolateShops, GourmetChocolate

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Choco-locate in the Media

Choco-locate in Ontario Business Report

When award winning filmmaker Lalita Krishna was in Silver Springs, Maryland, pitching PBS on her new documentary "Semi-sweet," she found herself in a mall looking for some of the sweet stuff to take to the meeting. That's when she had a "light-bulb moment" about the perfect "transmedia" extension to her documentary about "the world of chocolate," which she was proposing to shoot at locations in Africa, Europe, the US and Canada. To read more click here.

Semisweet on the Radio

  • Listen to Director Michael Allcock speak about the film on 570 News Kitchener Waterloo click here.

  • Check out Ron and Nadine being interviewed live on Moose FM 93.5 Radio

  • Tune in live on June 6th to Haliburton Radio (Canoe 100.9 FM)

  • Tune in live on June 8th to the CBC's Lang/O'leary show

Semisweet in the Press

Semisweet in the Globe and Mail

Michael

'Film tells the not-so-sweet side of chocolate'

What do you think of when you think of chocolate? Decadence? Dieting? An industry rife with exploitation and labour abuses?

Toronto director Michael Allcock offers a peek at the various sides of chocolate in the new documentary Semisweet: Life In Chocolate, airing on TVO on June 6. The film tells four stories – of Ron Obadia and Nadine Artemis, two raw food enthusiasts; of employees who live and work in Hershey, Pa., known as “The Sweetest Place on Earth” and more. To read more click here.

Did you know?

Chocolate is rich in phenolics, the same heart protective antioxidants found in wine. Indulgence? I call it self preservation!

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