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5 Coffee Flavoured Chocolate Bars You Need to Try

5 Coffee Flavoured Chocolate Bars You Need to Try

5 Coffee Flavoured Chocolate Bars You Need to TrySusan M. Stokes, Chocolate Addict22 May 2020 Love coffee? Love chocolate? Then this is the perfect article for you. We have a round-up of the most delicious coffee flavoured chocolate bars you need to try. Coffee lovers...

Is this the worlds most expensive bar of chocolate?

Is this the worlds most expensive bar of chocolate?

Is this the worlds most expensive bar of chocolate?Susan M. Stokes, Chocolate Addict7 April 2020We may be in isolation, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream about some indulgent handcrafted chocolate. And when fantasizing go big ... why dream about ordinary chocolate...

Melbourne vs Sydney: Who is the Artisan Chocolate Capital?

Melbourne vs Sydney: Who is the Artisan Chocolate Capital?

Melbourne vs Sydney: Who is the Artisan Chocolate Capital?Susan M. Stokes, Chocolate Addict24 March 2020You don't need to go overseas to get your chocolate fix. Australia's big cities are home to top-notch chocolate makers, in particular Sydney and...

6 Chocolate & Wine Pairings for Your Next Dinner Party

6 Chocolate & Wine Pairings for Your Next Dinner Party

6 Chocolate & Wine Pairings for Your Next Dinner PartySusan M. Stokes, Chocolate Addict14 March 2020Embrace the finer things in life by creating a memorable evening with good food, drink, friends and conversation. So gather up your friends and family for a fun...

7 Unusual Artisan Chocolate Bars You Need to Try

7 Unusual Artisan Chocolate Bars You Need to Try

7 Unusual Artisan Chocolate Bars You Need to TrySusan M. Stokes, Chocolate Addict26 February 2020Tired of eating the same types of flavoured chocolate all the time, like peanut butter, coconut or mint? Well, these artisan chocolate makers have been busy in their...

Be good to yourself: 5 ways to practice self-love

Be good to yourself: 5 ways to practice self-love

Be good to yourself: 5 ways to practice self-loveSusan M. Stokes, Chocolate Addict11 February 2020Practising self-love can be challenging, it’s so easy to put yourself last. But it’s true what they say “Before you can love others, you must love yourself first.” And a...

How to taste bean-to-bar, craft chocolate

How to taste bean-to-bar, craft chocolate

How to taste bean-to-bar, craft chocolateSusan M. Stokes, Chocolate Addict7 February 2020 Bean-to-bar craft chocolate is not like the chocolate you buy in supermarkets, so no wolfing it down in one go. Why not, because you miss all of the beautiful flavours and subtle...

How healthy is dark chocolate?

How healthy is dark chocolate?

How healthy is dark chocolate?Susan M. Stokes, Chocolate Addict14 January 2020Have you ever dreamt of eating chocolate guilt-free? Now you have the perfect excuse with dark chocolate! Chocolate containing 70% or more cocoa is loaded with nutrients that positively...

Bean-to-bar chocolate: how it’s made

Bean-to-bar chocolate: how it’s made

Bean-to-bar chocolate: how it’s madeSusan M. Stokes, Chocolate Addict3 January 2020Buckle up, this is a long blog post, but if you want to know exactly how bean-to-bar chocolate is made, it’s the perfect post for you. But before we dive in, what is bean-to-bar...

Cocoa vs Cacao: WTF is the difference?

Cocoa vs Cacao: WTF is the difference?

Cocoa vs Cacao: WTF is the difference?Susan M. Stokes, Chocolate Addict10 December 2019Are you tired of seeing cocoa and cacao used interchangeably on the back of chocolate wrappers and ingredient lists - thinking to yourself WTF is the difference? And were you buying...

The perfect gift for friends or family this Christmas

The perfect gift for friends or family this Christmas

The perfect gift for friends or family this Christmas Susan M. Stokes, Chocolate Addict24 December 2019 Gift shopping can be hard. Really hard. You try your best to find something unique and thoughtful (that they won’t return). But you always end up resorting to the...

15 Insta-worthy Chocolate Quotes

15 Insta-worthy Chocolate Quotes

15 Insta-worthy Chocolate Quotes!Susan M. Stokes, Chocolate Addict26 November 2019Chocolate is amazing stuff it has the power to brighten your day enhance your mood and is just darn delicious. If you’re a savoury person these quotes are not for you!So for all, you...

International Chocolate Awards 2019: Australian Winners

International Chocolate Awards 2019: Australian Winners

International Chocolate Awards 2019: Australia Susan M. Stokes, Chocolate Addict23 November 2019 The results are in for the International Chocolate Awards 2019, Asia-Pacific, for Bean-to-Bar and Chocolatier entrants and we’ve done a round-up of the Aussie competition...

White chocolate, is it real chocolate?

White chocolate, is it real chocolate?

White chocolate, is it real chocolate?Susan M. Stokes, Chocolate Addict14 November 2019White chocolate has gotten a bad rep over the last few years with many people dismissing it as an artificially sweet treat rather than real chocolate. "White chocolate is basically...

Chocolatiers vs. Chocolate Makers

Chocolatiers vs. Chocolate Makers

Chocolatiers vs. Chocolate Makers: What's the Difference?Susan M. Stokes, Chocolate Addict12 October 2019Are you thinking of buying craft chocolate? Make sure you read this first to help you understand the difference between chocolatiers vs. chocolate makers. Each one...

What is Bean-to-Bar Chocolate?

What is Bean-to-Bar Chocolate?

What is Bean-to-Bar Chocolate?Susan M. Stokes, Chocolate Addict1 November 2019So you might have heard “bean-to-bar” chocolate touted around as the best new kind of quality chocolate without really knowing why it’s so good. What does bean-to-bar actually mean? Does it...

Is Chocolate Vegan?

Is Chocolate Vegan?

Is Chocolate Vegan?Susan Stokes, Chocolate Addict 25 October 2019Not all chocolate is created equally, so therefore not all chocolate is vegan. But I hear you cry chocolate itself comes from a plant, so it must vegan. Wrong - only some chocolate is vegan. So if you’re...

Chocolate Types: Dark, Milk and White

Chocolate Types: Dark, Milk and White

CHOCOLATE TYPES(Infographic) Susan M. Stokes, Chocolate Addict24 October 2019 Chocolate types and what you need to know! Chocolate (our favourite treat yay) can be grouped into 3 main categories, dark, milk & white. Dark the oldest at 4,000+ years & white the...

5 Delicious Australian Bean-to-Bar Chocolates you Simply Must Taste!

5 Delicious Australian Bean-to-Bar Chocolates you Simply Must Taste!

5 Delicious Australian Bean-to-Bar Chocolates you Simply Must TasteSusan M. Stokes, Chocolate Addict12 October 2019Chocolate is a word that conjures up so many mouth-watering mental images from hot chocolate drinks, cakes and bars - we all have our favourites! And...

Chocolate Percentages – What you Need to Know!

Chocolate Percentages – What you Need to Know!

Chocolate Percentages – What you Need to Know! Susan M. Stokes, Chocolate Addict12 October 2019I don’t know about you but chocolate percentages confuse me. I always assumed that bigger was better in both quantity and quality. Alas, when I did a bit of digging I found...

A Brief History of Chocolate

A Brief History of Chocolate

A Brief History of ChocolateSusan M. Stokes, Chocolate Addict12 October 2019We need to go back 4,000 years ago to the jungles of Mexico and Central America to discover the history of chocolate, there we find the humble “Theobroma Cacao” or the chocolate tree to you...

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