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  • ​What's the Difference Between Cocoa and Cacao?

    18th Sep 2022

    ​What's the Difference Between Cocoa and Cacao?

    What's the Difference Between Cocoa and Cacao?There is no difference between the terms “cacao” and “cocoa.” The two words can be and are used interchangeably.The word “cocoa” is the anglicized versi…

    Published by Chocolatier Jason Vishnefske

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  • Easter Bunnies' Chocolate

    6th Sep 2022

    Easter Bunnies' Chocolate

    Revenge of the chocolate Easter BunnyAt Santa Barbara Chocolate, we love to share a few laughs and spread the joy of chocolate goodness. We couldn't help but smile when we finished this East…

    Published by Chocolatier Jason Vishnefske

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  • Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    4th Sep 2022

    Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

    Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Am I the only one who celebrates when bananas are overripe at home? In my house every two or three dark bananas mean a freshly baked homemade banana bread loa…

    Published by Chocolatier Jason Vishnefske

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  • Why Chocolate can be a Health Food

    4th Sep 2022

    Why Chocolate can be a Health Food

    Why chocolate can be a health food… I’m not usually one to fall prey to the superfood trend but cacao truly is something I cannot live without. Chocolate has gotten an unfair bad rap, from claims that…

    Published by Chocolatier Jason Vishnefske and Chocolate Health Advisor Dr Vivian Chen

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  • The Cacao Fruit and Its Unique Taste

    4th Sep 2022

    The Cacao Fruit and Its Unique Taste

    When you look at a cacao pod, it’s hard to believe that such an inconspicuous fruit holds such a treasure inside of it. We’re talking here about cacao beans, of course. These are the beauties that bri…

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  • Recommended Books on Cacao and Chocolate

    4th Sep 2022

    Recommended Books on Cacao and Chocolate

    The cultivation of cocoa has been practiced for over 3000 years. During this time, the popularity of cocoa has exploded, making the market worth more than $100 billion per year today. In search of…

    Published by Chocolatier Jason Vishnefske

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  • The Best Organic Criollo Cacao

    4th Sep 2022

    The Best Organic Criollo Cacao

    Criollo cacao is the best type of cocoa bean because it has the smoothest and most delicate flavor. From our research it is also the one with the highest antioxidant content typically.What is Organic…

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  • The Best Dark Chocolate Brownie Recipe

    3rd Sep 2022

    The Best Dark Chocolate Brownie Recipe

    Dark Chocolate Brownie Recipe Brownies are the classic American dessert that have become popular throughout the world and can even be found on the menu of upscale European restaurants. This fudgy ch…

    Published by Chocolatier Jason Vishnefske

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