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  • Holy Mole! Chocolate for Chickens

    chocolocateteam — 1 year ago

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    A chocolate meal is my ideal dinner, but let’s face it, if you care in the least bit about a balanced lifestyle this probably only happens once in a blue moon. So when I discovered a dish that is both hearty, nutritious and features chocolate for breakfast you bet I was game! Mole- pronounced mó-lay- is simply chocolate chicken. But this isn’t just your ordinary chicken. This chocolate trail starts in Mexico.

    Often the staple meal at weddings, Mole is not as simple as it sounds. It is VERY rarely just quickly thrown together. Sometimes taking a few days, family and friends come together to chop, stir and stew on this delightful dish. Everyone helps out to share the labour, gossip and create the dish in a very social environment. Mole holds strong traditions but many argue on its true origins.

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  • Bean and Pod

    David "Avocado" Wolfe

    chocolocateteam — 1 year ago

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    David is one of the world's leading authorities on nutrition, raw food, super food and extraordinary health. See David in a featured excerpt talking raw chocolate from the Documentary, 'Semisweet: Life in Chocolate' below.

    Want to find more local chocolate, maybe even some raw Chocolate? Be sure to check out a chocolate store near you here

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    Choco-locate in San Fran!

    chocolocateteam — 2 years ago

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    San Francisco is a food mecca allowing gourmet foodies of all types to indulge in vast flavours and cultures. But you may to surprised to note that a few unusual foods actually come from the San Fran area. For example, the Popsicle is a San Fran native and was first invented in the San Fran area by an eleven-year-old chap! Now that food on a stick is an everyday go to, we have Frank Epperson to thank for the original refreshing snack. The Popsicle was first invented in 1905. Did you know some other San Fran inventions include the fortune cookie, Cioppino (a fish stew) and the Chicken Tetrazzini?

    But more importantly, can you guess why choco-locate ventured there? Not just for some Nestle chocolate or Neuhaus chocolate, but for their local chocolatier of course! Yes, choco-locate has added San Fransicso to their long list of chocolaty locations!

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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

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'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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