[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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If you’re looking for something to bake this weekend, how about Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread? “This pumpkin bread is autumn in loaf form,” says Pete & Gerry’s, fourth-generation family farmers of organic eggs (see more about them below). “Like any quick bread, it comes together in a flash and stays tender and moist right out […]

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This may be old news to you. But until recently, we’d never seen chocolate peanut butter ice cream in our supermarket. One reason is that in our Manhattan neighborhood, the supermarkets are very small and have far less variety. In fact, our favorite “bonus” thing to do when we visit people out-of-town is to go […]

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[1] Chocolate bacon potato chips, a delicious snack or dessert with ice cream (photos #1 and #2 © Castle Ranch Steakhouse [since closed]). [2] If you prefer, you can cut crinkle chips, but they will be thicker. [3] Idaho Russet Potato† (photo © Idaho Potato Commission). [4] Huckleberries are a different species in the same […]

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[1] Individual chocolate mint cheesecakes (photo © Jennie-O). [2] Ashlee Marie made her own version of Andes Mints. Here’s her recipe (photo © Ashlee Marie). [3] Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers (photo © Nabisco).   July 30th is National Cheesecake Day. How about something cool and minty for a hot summer day? In these mini cheesecakes, […]

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Know how to hold ‘em, fold ‘em, or eat ‘em (photo © Woodhouse Chocolate).   For the poker player, two edible chips from Woodhouse Chocolate, an artisanal chocolatier in the Napa Valley. Actually, their Poker Chip Peanut Butter Cups. Specially decorated in a card suit motif and presented in a poker chip styled box; as […]

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