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. Continue reading »

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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. Continue reading »

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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 because according to tests the “Beef” didn’t meet the minimum government specifications to be called that name. Did you know “chocolate” has a legal definition?  Continue reading »

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Saving on Valentines purchases.

Saving on Valentine’s purchases.

We often get asked how to save on shipments throughout the year. Continue reading »

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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 found something more disturbing:

Religious Intolerance. Continue reading »

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Smart Christmas Shipping

What’s is the smartest thing to do?
It’s pretty simple: Continue reading »

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How to Flavor and Color Chocolate

Last year we covered how to temper chocolate and when to temper chocolate
and today someone asked us how to flavor and color chocolate. Continue reading »

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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? Continue reading »

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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. Continue reading »

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All about shipping flowers.

Sophisticated customers know that we don’t just throw a bunch of flowers in a box, but you might not know what lengths we go to in order to protect the flowers in transit. Continue reading »

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