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  • Chocolaty Destinations

    hillary — 3 years ago

    chocolate
    Chocolate Points of Interest in Toronto- the Cadbury Plant

    Toronto
    Have you ever been in Toronto’s west end and experienced a whiff of chocolate in the air? A lucky summer’s wind might just be blowing in your direction or perhaps you’ve crossed the train tracks and are getting closer to the source.

    One mid summer’s night, I decided to follow that familiar smell of brownies in the air and ended up at the Cadbury Chocolate Factory on Gladstone Avenue. Hidden away it what looks like an abandoned building is this curious plant. I decided to investigate further and find our the history of the Cadbury Factory and it’s origins.

    Cacao, ChocolateInfo, hillaryblog, WorldChocolate

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  • Patrick Roger

    Chocolate Art

    hillary — 3 years ago

    Have your say

    Would you buy chocolate art?

    • Yes

      62%

    • No Way

      12%

    • Can I eat it?

      25%

    Some people play with their food, but I wouldn’t call that art.

    Working away
    But take a block of solid chocolate and turn it into a 10 foot Orangutan, and I would call it a masterpiece. Surprisingly, chocolate art is quite commonplace in the chocolate world. It is a respected art form ranging from the bizarre and wacky to the tasteful and high art variety.

    Just about anything you can imagine has been moulded into a chocolate sculpture of some sort. Just to name a few: An edible chocolate ‘birth of Venus', a chocolate Edward Cullen (insert swooning Twilight fans), Nike kicks, President Obama, the leaning tower of Pisa, chocolate shoes, chocolate dresses, the Arc de Triomphe, Karl Lagerfeld’s hottie BF posing in a room made entirely of chocolate.

    Cacao, ChocolateMakers, Chocolatiers, hillaryblog, RawFood

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  • Yum!

    Be Vocal, Get Local

    hillary — 3 years ago

    Start thinking local, not global. Less stuff more life, right? When it comes to our food consumers are asking the tough questions. How does the food on my plate get all the way to my table? What’s my carbon footprint? Simply, where is this food coming from?!?! Now don’t get your stomach all tied up in a knot. There are simple solutions for consumers that want to take the next step in developing a more sustainable lifestyle.

    Friends!
    Two words, ‘Farmers Markets’. Get to know that husky farmer man, who turns his crops and can tell you what’s in season because he has actually touched the crop you are about to cut up and throw into your stir fry. Talk to the earth muffin who made that cheese that is going to make you melt. Choco-locate visited some unknown territory last weekend and hung out at the Evergreen Brick Works farmers market to get to know their local farmer and yes, tell people about our app.

    Chocolate, FairTrade, hillaryblog, Local

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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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