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...

CBD Lip Balm: Everything You Need To Know

CBD Lip Balm: Everything You Need To Know

What is lip balm?  The purpose of lip balm is to provide a protective layer on the lips surface to seal moisture and preserve them from external exposure.     Climatic conditions such as cold temperatures, dry air, and wind draw moisture away from the body. The early signs of dehydrations are dry lips and skin.    Why use CBD lip balm?  Topical CBD products are increasingly popular. Their...

Cocoa Farming: Overview of the Industry’s Dreadful Obstacles

Cocoa Farming: Overview of the Industry’s Dreadful Obstacles

Chocolate may be sweet, but its story is very bitter. Educate yourself on the dark side of the chocolate industry! Knowledge is power. Update yourself regularly. The world is changing and growing every day.  Rosie’s Confections seeks to inform chocolate consumers of the harsh reality the industry is facing. This article’s aim is to skim through the various issues to give an overview of the...

How do You Like Your Chocolate?

How do You Like Your Chocolate?

Tell me what chocolate you eat, and I'll tell you what kind of consumer you are! In Mesoamerican cultures, cacao was central to both religion and daily life. The pods were used as currency. The beans were consumed as a drink, spiced with chili peppers, and mixed with cornmeal for texture. The tree was worshipped as a sacred plant. In the 1500s, cacao arrived in Europe. With the addition of...

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