Archives — 6 / 2013

  • Chocolate Traveler's goodies

    A Chocolate Traveler

    pria — 4 years ago

    Choco In the Classroom

    Chocolate, I love the stuff. I can talk about it at the drop of a hat and go on forever. So, it seems, can many others. There are chocolate books and bibles a plenty…. not to mention chocolate blogs about fine chocolates and just about any chocolate information you could want or need to know. One blog I visited had 349 pages of entries!

    Cacao, ChocolateFacts, ChocolateHistory, ChocolateInfo, PriaBlog

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  • We Are What We Eat!

    hillary — 4 years ago

    5 Chili Hemp Gold

    Have your say

    Would you pay more for fair trade chocolate?

    • Definitely

      80%

    • No

      0%

    • What is fair trade?

      20%

    In the stomach of the food movement things are beginning to stir. Consumers are becoming thirsty for knowledge about the products they consume and support. Where does the food I purchase come from? How does it get from the ground to my plate? What can I really do? Now don't get your stomach all in a knot. You don't have to become a detective to sort all this out, it just takes a little street wise and a thing we call google. If there is anything I have learned from School House Rock, "It's great to learn because knowledge is power!"

    Cacao, ChocolateHistory, FairTrade, FairTradeChocolate, HillaryBlog

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  • Like Money For Chocolate?

    pria — 4 years ago

    Have your say

    What kind of chocolate do you buy?

    • Convenience store bars

      33%

    • Fair trade

      44%

    • Belgian Chocolate

      22%

    Dark Chocolate
    What would you trade for this chocolate bar? I asked my daughter as I offered her a small chocolate bar. She offered me a piece of gum. No thank you! I recently read that a few ounces of milk chocolate-candy contains fat, sugar and milk solids, and about 4 – 8 cacao beans. That may not seem like much, but then again it only cost me $1.50 at the corner store.

    Chocolate, ChocolateFacts, ChocolateHistory, ChocolateInfo, PriaBlog

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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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