Tuesday, September 3, 2019

CBD vs Chocolate

We were swept up in the CBD craze while we introduced our chocolate to local stores, with drug stores being the most popular. Some people urged us to infuse CBD in our chocolate. We have researched CBD for the last few months and came away with the impression that our dark chocolate can solve many of the issues, without CBD.

Long story short NYS and the FDA

For example, your body maintains a constant balance called homeostasis, which is commonly referred to as the endocannabinoid physiologic systems involved in establishing and maintaining human health. The content of cannabinoid-like compounds in chocolate varies widely and is highest in dark chocolate of 70% or more cocoa.  CBD has been shown to "reduce stress and anxiety, calm the nervous system and provide a mood-lifting, blissful effect" — even recommending them for trips to the DMV and public speaking, which is identical to the effects of dark chocolate.

The main reason for the beneficial effects of CBD is there is limited oxidation in the manufacturing process.  Fortunately, we limit the duration of the oxidative stressing process of our chocolates to retain the natural sour, bitter, acidic, burnt tastes.  Nature intended that you be exposed to a spectrum of tastes and be rewarded with their inherent healing benefits. Think about the 'free radicals' that are flushed out of your body when the acidic compounds in chocolate are strategically employed by your body.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Locations selling our chocolate

Checo Market, 66-82 Fresh Pond Road, Ridgewood NY. They have a large selection of dark chocolates.
Ama coffee 60-47 Myrtle Avenue, Ridgewood.  They have a unique menu, coffee, cold brew, bubble tea, Asian sandwiches and dumpings, and of course our chocolate.
Nature's Way Pharmacy, 60-27 Myrtle Avenue, Ridgewood. NY
AJ's Ridgewood Chemist, 68-19 Fresh Pond Road, Ridgewood, NY,
Marisol Flower, 68-18 Fresh Pond Road, Ridgewood, NY,
Top Choice Pharmacy, 6505 Myrtle Ave, Glendale, NY,
Secret Garden Flower, Arts & Crafts, Glendale, NY,
Associated Supermarkets, 333 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood, NY,
Nomad Cafe and Eatery, 67-14 Forest Avenue, Ridgewood, NY,
Forest Pharmacy, 66-44 Forest Avenue, Ridgewood, NY,
Ridgewood Cafe & Grill, 54-28 Myrtle Avenue, Ridgewood, NY,
Food Story Natural Market, 1552 Myrtle Avenue, Bushwick, NY,
Food Story Natural Market, 40 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY,
Shop Fair Supermarkets, 920 Seneca Ave, Ridgewood, NY,
Mr. Lemon, 410 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, NY,
Knickerbocker Bagel, 367 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, NY
City Fresh Market, 2401, 229 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, NY,
Key Foods, 72-80 Wyckoff Ave, Brooklyn, NY,
Mr. Kiwi's, 957 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, July 27, 2019

What should be the most expensive chocolate in New York

The justification?
No other company roasts the beans a pound at a time; shells each bean by hand; from small to medium to large. The entire contents of the bean is used.
As a result the chocolate will have a strong blissful effect, that's why they call it "food of the Gods"

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Review of our chocolate bars

A chocolate reviewer on the internet gave our chocolate a zero ☆ rating out of a possible ☆☆☆☆☆.

This was his review: "Seriously, this isn't chocolate, it's charcoal." and "Bonfire chocolate. Whether roasted long ‘n strong or short ‘n torched, this just burnt beyond recognition...  Nothing left but to call the sanitation dept."

Even the people sharing their opinions on Yelp were not spared: "In actuality, stovetop pan-roasted; toasted to a charred crisp for easy peeling. A method reinforced by glowing Yelp! reviews. So much for Yelp! reviews"

Fast-forward to... 
the present, last week a customer brought us chocolate bars from a cafe in Brooklyn. We each sampled a piece, nothing remarkable was noted other than the usual: very smooth, waxy, and sweet, which is typical of mass produced chocolate bars. 

Out of curiosity, I typed in the name of the chocolate on their website, to see if a review was made, it had a ☆☆☆☆ rating.

Then it got me thinking about the review our chocolate got back in January. Examining the c-spot website, I found: The Laws of Chocodynamics.

Behold, the reviewer violated their own rules.
2nd Law
Trust Your Pal (palate, that is)… good is what you like
3rd Law
There are standards & some chocolate is better than others; recognize quality even if you don’t like it
10th Law
The all-important alpha-omega principle: As in the beginning, so in the end, the only taste that matters is your own.

In the art world: an artwork is always good if people love it or hate it.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Chocolate FAQ's

How to tell if the chocolate you are eating is fresh?

A customer asked, I said: "the first bite." If you can't taste the chocolate, it's old.

How many types of chocolate are there?

There are two types: milk and dark chocolate.

How do you like my first blog post?