Author: Kirsten Clark

Caldo Chocolate Drinking Chocolate Kit

Caldo Chocolate Drinking Chocolate Kit 3Caldo Chocolate is proud to announce the grand opening of our online store. The first item is our complete Drinking Chocolate Kit!

We have assembled the essentials and are offering a complete starter set for hot chocolate lovers to enjoy the world of premium drinking chocolate. Sit back and relax with a luxurious premium mug of the purest expression of our featured drinking chocolate, Taza Chocolate Mexicano Cacao Puro, made from only two ingredients; single origin Dominican cacao and organic cane sugar.

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Aloha and Mahalo from Kauai! Part 2

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It was a great experience to visit the island of Kauai, where the trees and plants grow lush and plentiful. The label as the Garden Island is fitting. As we talked about in last week’s blog post, cacao is a product gaining popularity on the Hawaiian Islands with many small growers trying their skills in this industry.

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Aloha and Mahalo from Kauai! Part 1

Written by : Posted on November 14, 2015 : 1 Comment

006This week we are exploring the island of Kauai in the archipelago of the Hawaiian Islands and learning about the local history of chocolate.

Hawaii has had a variety of different crops over the years; sugar cane, pineapple, macadamia nuts, coffee and now cacao is becoming a popular option to plant and harvest.

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Chocolatier Profile: Dandelion Chocolate from San Francisco

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S'mores with drinking chocolate (accompanied by shortbread cookie and marshmellos) at Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco, CA.

S’mores with drinking chocolate (accompanied by shortbread cookie and marshmellos) at Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco, CA.

On this site, we love highlighting the talent of artisan chocolatiers around North America. Bean to bar chocolate makers are becoming more and more popular, providing even more options to you, a discerning consumer. Dandelion Chocolate is no exception.

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Making the Perfect Mocha

Written by : Posted on October 31, 2015 : No Comments

Cafe MochaThere’s nothing quite like an expertly made mug of drinking chocolate, or a satisfying cup of coffee. So, you can imagine how sensational it must be when these two flavors come together in the perfect Mocha. As it turns out, there is a lot of skill that goes into making the perfect mocha. From choosing the best ingredients for the drinking chocolate, to complementing the chocolate with the right coffee, and of course getting the temperature and ratio just right. And yet, when you do achieve that perfect balance, it is immensely satisfying.

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Autumn Drinking Chocolate Pairings

Written by : Posted on October 24, 2015 : No Comments

01076b4bae393a55fae13034a0e358c14c479b1ad5Enjoying food and drink is an experience. It incorporates each and every one of your senses. From the ingredients you choose, to the presentation, and the pairings, every element comes together to enhance the culinary experience. The same goes for the indulgent enjoyment of drinking chocolate. The quality of the chocolate you have chosen, to your choice in dairy, and spices each and every mug of drinking chocolate offers a world of variety and individuality. Choosing to pair a drinking chocolate alongside a tasty treat allows for an even more unique experience! We love using seasonal flavors and ingredients to inspire our drinking chocolate pairings. Here are a few of our favorite recipes this fall!

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How to Find Quality Chocolate For Making Drinking Chocolate

Written by : Posted on October 17, 2015 : No Comments

When it comes to making drinking chocolate, the quality of your ingredients is crucial! And as you well know, the most important ingredient in your drinking chocolate recipe is the chocolate! Without delicious, well balanced chocolate your hard work isn’t going to have the same results. But do you know how to tell the quality chocolates apart from the flashy packaging? It can be tricky, but this article is here to help! Continue reading for tips on selecting quality chocolate every time.

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Thanksgiving and Chocolate: Part 1

Written by : Posted on October 10, 2015 : 1 Comment

With Canadian Thanksgiving upon us, let’s take a few moments to consider how chocolate in all of its delicious forms can make its way onto the dinner table. For many, pumpkin is the prevailing fall flavor. But as the days get shorter and the nights colder, there’s something incredibly comforting about leaning into a nice hot mug of drinking chocolate. So, for those of you who are determined to include chocolate in your Canadian Thanksgiving dinner, continue reading for a little inspiration!

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