Category Archives: chocolate

Taste of Place and Xilinx ‘Cross Race

Last weekend was a good one. On Saturday we were at the cyclocross race at Xilinx selling our Belgian waffles. On Sunday, we were able to spread the good word about our chocolate at the Root Sellers’ Taste of Place. … Continue reading

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Beans, Boulder and the Biz

As of late, we’ve often heard the question, “When will you be selling chocolate?” Big long “sigh.” If starting a business were easy, we’d have bounds of chocolate awaiting your oral pleasure, but of course, that isn’t the case. Not … Continue reading

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Organic vs. Conventional Bananas… ORGANIC!

  While we were down in Costa Rica searching for beans, we learned dozens of lessons, one of them was about conventional banana farming practices. What we learned is that conventional banana farming is a bad thing. Buy organic. If … Continue reading

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We’re back from Costa Rica!

  Our three weeks in Costa Rica and Panama proved to be a very good learning experience. There’s at least a couple stories for every day we were there. I think I shot upwards of a 1000 photos and almost … Continue reading

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First Batch

  It’s been a longtime coming but we finally made our first batch of chocolate—doing the whole process, from the bean to the bar. Considering we ran into a few speed bumps, I think we did a pretty good job. … Continue reading

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The Chocolate Russian

I call this one the “Chocolate Russian.” There are probably at least a dozen other Chocolate Russian recipes out there but no doubt, this one is the best. As with our chocolate, we like to keep our ingredients minimal. And … Continue reading

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Chocolate Experience #1

    Chocolate has always been one of my favorite food substances the world has to offer. Whenever I look at the dessert list at a restaurant I immediately seek out the dessert the seems to be the darkest, richest … Continue reading

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