Category Archives: Chocolate History & News

The mess you see is only part of the problem..

Below is a picture of what one of our major competitors sent to a customer, and it’s not pretty.

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Bad Bunnies..

I wrote this offline about a month ago and forgot about it… Easter is coming up and I thought that just for fun I’d review some of the mass produced bunnies available in the local stores. It’s a little bit early but the local drug store already has two rows devoted to Easter candy.

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Opps they did it again..

Opps they did it again… and their liability insurance company wants out. Provide Commerce (parent company of Shari’s Berries, ProFlowers, Red Envelope, Cherry Moon Farms and more) seems have ticked off another group of customers.  Their customers have filed another class action lawsuit for passing credit card information to a company that then bills the […]

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Be careful what you believe…

So… you are on the internet…. reading up on some product, diet, trend (fad), celeb… How much of what you read on the internet is true? Does anyone even know? What percent of an article is true? If they write an article: it must be correct and fact checked right?

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Libya and Ivory Coast: Gas and Chocolate

The Ivory Coast produces over 37% of the worlds cocoa and Libya is the 9th largest oil exporter. Just as you’ve seen a huge jump in gas prices: the same thing has happened in the cocoa market. Local conditions are preventing/restricting exports.

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Ethics in the gift industry?

Ethics in the gift industry? If a few weeks Valentine’s Day will be upon us, and a good portion of the country will be doing something for their special someone. Today we’ll look at two types of situations, one where the public thinks something is wrong and others where something is actually wrong.

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Beef that’s not Beef and more

One of today’s top headlines is the lawsuit brought against Taco Bell for not meeting the minimum requirements for their “Beef” to be called “Beef”. (news story ) Most of the public does not know that parts of the government make rules for what is allowed to be called certain names.  The lawsuit was filed […]

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Religious Intolerance in the Confectionary Industry?

In previous blog entries we covered fake chocolate and companies whose customers are saying their credit card information was shared without permission (resulting in unauthorized monthly charges). Counterfeit products, false advertizing claims and credit card scams are things the public hears about every day, but as we was researching the many online complaints about Edible Arrangements we […]

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So what the heck is Sweetest Day?

Many people have never heard of it, but it has been around for about 90 years.. So what the heck is Sweetest day?

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Hey, That’s not Chocolate

Ever wonder why that chocolate you ate didn’t quite taste right? Maybe it tasted greasy, maybe it tasted like wax… Chances are it was not really chocolate.

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