Love candy? Here’s your chance to make candy history—at least, See’s Candies history. See’s Candies is officially 100-years-old! The iconic American manufacturer of chocolates and other candies was founded by Charles See, his wife Florence, and his mother Mary in Los Angeles in 1921. Mary See had developed the recipes that became the foundation of […]

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New Year’s Eve means Champagne in our house, but it also means eggnog (or if you prefer, egg nog). We’ve made quite a few different recipes over the years. Some are linked below, including a low-calorie option. This year, we’re looking forward to this spiced chocolate eggnog recipe from American Heritage Chocolate. The recipe uses […]

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[1] Splash some Merlot into your hot chocolate for a cold weather warm-up (photos #1 and #4 © California Wine Institute). [2] Merlot pairs with many foods, including burgers and pizza (photo © Sutter Home). [3] For an after-work or pre-dinner glass of wine, pair Merlot with your favorite nibbles (photo © Rebelle Restaurant | […]

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Here’s something special for balletomanes and ballet students who like dark chocolate bonbons: Delysia’s Nutcracker Chocolate Collection. Only 50 boxes of this seasonal edition have been made. The 16-piece truffle collection contains four each of themed chocolates inspired by the holiday ballet. The images atop each chocolate are charming. And the centers are beautifully flavored: […]

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[1] Chocolate gelt for Chanukah (photos #1 and #2 © See’s Candy). [2] Chocolate Chanukah gelt is traditionally sold in mesh bags. [3] Goldschläger liqueur contains flecks of real gold (photo © Diageo). [4] Pinnacle Vodka makes numerous fun flavors, including chocolate (photo © Beam Suntory).   In 2020, the Jewish holiday of Chanukah is […]

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‘Tis the season for adding a little something special to the conventional. So here’s a twist on a chocolate shake: a Chocolate Fruitcake Shake. It was created by American Heritage Chocolate, which focuses on historical chocolate products and recipes.     RECIPE: CHOCOLATE FRUITCAKE SHAKE Prep time is 45 minutes, cook time is 10 minutes. […]

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Here’s an idea from Éclat Chocolate, an artisan chocolatier in West Chester, Pennsylvania (shipping nationwide, of course). They topped a cup of hot chocolate (photo #1) with one of their “mendiants” or “mondiants,” plain or filled chocolate disks. The disks melt, of course, making an even more chocolatey cup of hot chocolate (photo #2). As […]

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