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Παρασκευή, 2 Απριλίου 2010

Happy Easter folks!

Δευτέρα, 1 Μαρτίου 2010

Odd and unusual chocolate flavoured items

 
For more unusual chocolate flavoured items, visit : http://www.chocolate-world.net/chocolate-weird-news


Κυριακή, 28 Φεβρουαρίου 2010

Chocolate festivals, museums & competitions


Chocolate festivals

http://www.festivalofchocolate.com/
A chocolate festival in Orlando, Florida, March 6th -7th, 2010

http://www.chocolate-festival.org
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Colorado chocolate festival, May 7th -8th 2010

http://www.chocolateshow.com/
See calendar for amazing chocolate shows all around the world

http://www.salonduchocolat.fr/

See agenda for chocolate events around the world

http://www.eurochocolate.com/it/home.html
Perugia, 15-24 October, 2010


Chocolate museums in the world

http://www.chocolatewrappers.info/chocomuseums.htm

Yippee! Happy travelling!

http://europeforvisitors.com/europe/articles/chocolate_museums3.htm
European chocolate museums - Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, France, England, Germany

http://www.galenfrysinger.com/barcelona_chocolate_museum.htm
A chocolate museum in Barcelona

http://www.mucc.be/EN/index_en.htm

A chocolate museum in Brussels

http://www.nydailynews.com/real_estate/2009/10/16/2009-10-16_mmmm__top_10_chocolate_museums.html
An amazing article from the NY daily news: Top 10 chocolate museums

http://blog.hotelclub.com/chocolate-museums/
More chocolate museums!!!


Chocolate competitions

http://www.ffc.ca/chocolate_competition.pdf
Lindt Chocolate competition , Calgary – Alberta, March 14th , 2010

Δευτέρα, 15 Φεβρουαρίου 2010

Which film featured an actor eating chocolate on screen for the first time in cinema history?

 
Jean Harlow eating chocolate in the film 'Dinner at Eight'

Σάββατο, 13 Φεβρουαρίου 2010

Happy Valentine's Day folks!

 
Still from the film "Como agua para chocolate" 

Κυριακή, 7 Φεβρουαρίου 2010

Cool Chocolate Gifts for Valentine's Day

It’s Valentine’s Day next Sunday and chances are that you will be tempted to try some chocolate, whether you celebrate or not. If you do celebrate however, why don’t you try something different this year, other than the usual box of chocolates? You have a week to decide.

I am suggesting:

Chocolate- opoly




A decadently delicious property trading game for chocolate lovers! Dark, milk, bittersweet, semi-sweet, in a shake, filled with caramel, covered in nuts, or as a warm, frothy brew - there's nothing the cocoa bean can't do. In Chocolate-opoly players buy favorite chocolate properties, collect chunks of chocolate and trade them in for chocolate factories. Sounds easy enough but pay your conching fees, suppress your cravings or get sent to Chocoholics Anonymous and it becomes a little more difficult...and a lot more fun! So choose your token and roll the dice! Who knows? You may be chosen as a "Supertaster" or you may experience Death by Chocolate. Here's a game for the true chocophile! For 2-6 players, ages 8 to adult.




A Chocolate Chess Set


You play it like normal chess but you get to eat each other's pieces as you take them out. Milk and white chocolate. It comes with moulds so you can make more chocolate chess pieces after each game.

Buy the chocolate chess set here!


A Chocolate Bar USB Drive


It looks like a regular bar of chocolate but just pull the top off to reveal the hidden USB connector. It is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux. It comes in 2GB, 4 GB and 8 GB sizes and prices ranges from $17 for the 2GB version, $22 for the 4GB and $29 for the 8GB. Available from Brando.


Oh! There's even a cuter one from the same company!




And if you are feeling extremely generous...

A Chocolate by LG

Did you know that the LG Chocolate phone was made and released for Valentine's Day?



The Chocolate - Strawberry LG phone

Σάββατο, 6 Φεβρουαρίου 2010

How to remove chocolate stains from clothes and the carpet



How to remove chocolate stains from clothes

-Allow melted chocolate to dry and harden.
-Scrape away its remains with a blunt knife.
-Pour hot water through the back side of the cloth to melt it. This will allow it to come off the fabric faster.
-Use a stain remover or detergent (in powder form together with hot water) to retreat stain.
-Wait for at least 10 minutes.
-Gently fold the cloth and rub the fabric together to agitate the soap and stain.
-Wash as usual.
-If the stain persists, you can dub it with dish detergent for 15 minutes and throw it in the washing machine.
-If you have a chocolate catastrophe, soak the cloth in a gallon of whole milk for at least 30 minutes before you throw it in the washing machine.

How to remove chocolate stains from the carpet

-Allow melted chocolate to dry and harden.
-Scrape away its remains with a blunt knife.
-Vacuum the crumbs with a hand vacuum or hose.
-Arrange a layer of paper towels on top of the stain and iron them at the lowest non-steam setting to soften and absorb the stain. Keep the temperature steady so as not to spread the chocolate.
-Repeat with clean paper towels until the chocolate is gone.
-Treat dark spots with a cleaning spray, carpet remover or dish detergent, blot with a clean towel and leave to dry for at least 10 minutes.
-For stubborn stains, use products for tough stains.

From eHow.com