Monday, March 27, 2006

Health & Chocolate

We get several questions a day at Bittersweet regarding the health effects of chocolate, and so I just thought I'd take a minute to point out several (hopefully) helpful links on the subject:
Cornell University study
BBC Heart Health
BBC Happy Babies article

So don't just take our word for it! If you get excited about the flavinols and antioxidants, just remember that their half-life in the body is short, so the best approach to keep them elevated is small doses throughout the day. A little bit of dark chocolate with every meal ought to do the trick! :-)

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Time for a tasting?

We get a lot of requests for chocolate tastings, and while it is fun to come in to Bittersweet for one of our events, it can be just as fun and rewarding to sit down with some friends and work your way through some of our fabulous selection! To help you get started, here are links to Bittersweet's own tasting guide and flavor wheel:
Tasting Guide
Chocolate Flavor Wheel

Use them as you see fit, and above all--have fun!!