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Where Does The Word 'Chocolate' Come From?

Where Does The Word 'Chocolate' Come From?

Posted by Chocolatier Jason Vishnefske on 5th Nov 2016

Do We Know Where The Word 'Chocolate' Comes From?Whenever we hear the word 'chocolate', we instantly start imagining this popular delicacy. Actually, we imagine eating the bars and buying the biggest … read more
Czech Chocolate Cake Recipe

Czech Chocolate Cake Recipe

Posted by Chocolatier Jason Vishnefske on 23rd Oct 2016

Back in the Czech Republic my family started a chocolate confiserie and bakery in the mid 1800's.  Many of the recipes we use today in our chocolate company here in California incorporate te … read more
WHY IS MY CHOCOLATE TURNING WHITE?

WHY IS MY CHOCOLATE TURNING WHITE?

Posted by Chocolatier Jason Vishnefske on 23rd Oct 2016

Why Chcocolate Turns WhiteIf your chocolate is turning white when your work with it, the most likely reason is related to a natural process of separation known as cocoa butter bloom. There are two mai … read more
​Taste of Czech Chocolate

​Taste of Czech Chocolate

Posted by Chocolatier Jason Vishnefske on 8th Oct 2016

Taste of Czech ChocolateFrom 1200 BCE to 400 BCE, chocolate was prepared from cocoa beans by the mysterious Olmec civilization, the forerunner of all subsequent Mesoamerican cultures such as the Maya … read more
How To Fix A Broken Ganache

How To Fix A Broken Ganache

Posted by Chocolatier Jason Vishnefske on 30th Sep 2016

What Is Chocolate Ganache? Ganache is a mixture of chocolate and cream typically but other types of fat can be used in place of cream like butter, coconut cream or palm oil.  Ganache ma … read more

White Chocolate Chip Cookies with Black Cocoa Recipe

Posted by Chocolatier Jason Vishnefske on 20th Sep 2016

White Chocolate Chip CookiesOrganic white chocolate chips with ground vanilla sprinkled in a very dark colored black cocoa cookie make these an exotic looking dessert.  What an easy recipe, … read more
Dutch Chocolate and Amsterdam's Chocolate Shops

Dutch Chocolate and Amsterdam's Chocolate Shops

Posted by Chocolatier Jason on 3rd Sep 2016

Santa Barbara Chocolatier Jason Vishnefske in AmsterdamDutch Chocolate, Amsterdam's Delight in The Chocolate ShopImagine those chocolate melts in your mouth; dark, milk or white that is soft and warm! … read more
What Is The Best Survival Food?

What Is The Best Survival Food?

Posted by Chocolatier Jason on 28th Aug 2016

Survival ChocolateTHE OTHER DAY I SAW ONLINE BBC REPORTING GERMANY WAS ADVISING CITIZENS TO STOCKPILE FOODS.In some ways I think this is driven to promote sales of consumer goods but I also think it m … read more
Top 10 Reasons To Never Eat Chocolate

Top 10 Reasons To Never Eat Chocolate

Posted by Chocolatier Jason Vishnefske on 26th Aug 2016

10. You might be allergic to it (what a Hell that would be!). 9. You might gain weight and have your personal trainer yell at you.8. You might get a sugar high and run screaming down the street.7 … read more
Chocolate Quotes by Chocolate Lovers

Chocolate Quotes by Chocolate Lovers

Posted by Chocolate Lover on 20th Aug 2016

Chocolate Quotes said by Famous Chocolate Lovers My plan for world domination involves buying up the chocolate supply. Take anything, but don’t take my chocolate. Relationships end; chocolate … read more
Health Benefits of Chocolate

Health Benefits of Chocolate

Posted by Chocolate medical advisor on 19th Aug 2016

Amazing Health Benefits of Chocolate?Have you ever known how amazing dark chocolate actually is? While you are stuffing your mouth with giant slab of rich dark chocolate, unveil its flawless health be … read more
Bedtime Story of Jaguar Watching Over Cocoa Trees

Bedtime Story of Jaguar Watching Over Cocoa Trees

Posted by Kayla our Danish Chocolate Agent on 17th Aug 2016

The Jaguar’s eyes snapped open as she twitched at the sound of snapping twigs. Her feline gaze darted to her cubs, sleeping soundly in the crook of a sturdy branch high in the canopy of the rainfores … read more

The History of Chocolate in the Americas

1st Apr 2016

American Chocolate HistoryWhen you bite into your decadent bar of organic dark chocolate, it's more than just a piece of candy; in many ways, it's a piece of American history. While chocolate has been … read more
Easter Chocolate Recipe

Easter Chocolate Recipe

21st Feb 2016

Handmade Easter ChocolatesMaking homemade gourmet chocolates for Easter is easier then you might think.  Fresh chocolates taste better, have cleaner ingredients and are much more fun then store b … read more

Raw Cacao and Cocoa Bean Flavor Profiles

29th Jan 2016

Latest Update August 10, 2016The World of Cacao Bean Flavor ProfilesDiscover the world of chocolate flavors online at Santa Barbara Chocolate. Below is some great chocolate knowledge and insight into … read more