The Chocolate Industry 2020 & Rosie’s Confections

The Chocolate Industry 2020 & Rosie’s Confections

Rosie’s Confections is a confectionery based in Vermont. We started as a small artisan CBD edibles company and soon broadened our offerings to confections.  We place the discussion on sustainability at the heart of our strategy. Working on our social conscience and investing in a circular economy (direct-trade) approach is our way to advocate for a better world. Today it might seem avant-garde...

Our Best Daily Affirmations to Start Using Now

Our Best Daily Affirmations to Start Using Now

Using daily affirmations is a practice of positive thinking and self-empowerment. You don’t have to believe affirmations for them to work.  Your brain responds to repetition and consistency. If you repeatedly say positive things out loud, while looking at yourself, your brain will begin to subconsciously associate you (the thing it sees) with the positive affirmations (the things it hears). Even...

When You Think of the Honey Bee, What is the First Thought That Comes to Mind?

When You Think of the Honey Bee, What is the First Thought That Comes to Mind?

On the Topic of Honey Bees and the Impact of Their Endangerment. Honey Bees are responsible for more than just the honey we eat; they’re pollinating crops and increasing yields. According to the Morris Arboretum at UPenn, “Over one third of the food we eat relies on pollination by bees, either directly or indirectly. Many fruits, nuts, and vegetables require pollination by bees and other insects...

Chocolate Making Process: How Cocoa’s True Value is Revealed

Chocolate Making Process: How Cocoa’s True Value is Revealed

Have you ever wondered how chocolate is made?  You may be familiar with Willy Wonka’s factory and its chocolate waterfalls, candied grass, and the hard-working Oompa-Loompas. As you could have guessed, it does not quite work like that.  I feel like I didn’t respect chocolate until I understood how it went from being an astringent bean to a smooth candy that melts into a delightful bouquet of...

Dark Chocolate: Comprehensive Analysis

Dark Chocolate: Comprehensive Analysis

What is dark chocolate?  Pure dark chocolate has only two ingredients: cocoa and sugar.  Some respectable chocolates may contain additional ingredients such as:  Soy lecithin: it is an emulsifier that helps with texture Flavorings: Whether it is vanilla, spices, or oils, it can be difficult to differentiate natural and artificial flavors. If you want flavored dark chocolate, choose one that is...

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