Category Archives: Chocolate History & News

White vs Vanilla

It’s not like they didn’t know any better. On June 26th a number of people sued Hershey’s Company over deceptive labeling of calling something “White” when similar products were labeled “Milk Chocolate” & “Dark Chocolate”. You can read the details here: https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/hersheys-co-sued-misleading-white-reeses First some basic facts:The FDA writes the rules for what can be called […]

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Shortcuts to Ruin

You want fresh authentic chocolate covered strawberries.Then why would you expect that when you are shopping by price? Here is an example of what that causes:Company “A” buys company “B”, it cost them a lot of money that they want back, so sales have to increase. To increase sales they have to lower the price […]

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Why you want Chocolate Strawberries Delivered Overnight

We often talk about using overnight service to protect the strawberries in transit. It is not just that they are fresher that way.

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The White Chocolate Con: Part 3, Hershey should have known better

Of all the companies out there you would think that a US based chocolate company would know what has to be in a product in order for it to be called “White Chocolate”, don’t bet on it, sometimes they get sloppy.

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The White Chocolate Con: Part 2

In the last post we wrote about how “White Chocolate” is something real, and mis-use of the term is not something to mess with.   If you have not read the previous post you can do so here http://blog.ccberries.com/2014/11/08/the-white-chocolate-con-part-1/ Basically I found that a worldwide fast food restaurant was incorrectly using the regulated term “white chocolate”,

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The White Chocolate Con: Part 1

What if we told you a major restaurant chain was falsely advertising that a product contained White Chocolate when in fact the ingredients list shows it’s not White Chocolate?

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Help my berries are sweating..

Uh.. no…  they are not, chocolate does not sweat.. it can not sweat.. What you are really seeing is….

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ProFlowers Easy Saver Proposed Settlement

We finally found the proposed settlement information of the Proflowers® Easy Saver® Scam class action lawsuits.

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Why we don’t ship Champagne (or any sparkling wine)

Technically the only wine that be called champagne are the ones produced in a select region of France, everything else is a sparkling wine. So a bottle of Dom Pérignon can legally be called champagne, while a bottle produced in California may be much higher quality cannot be called champagne. Those are the rules, it’s […]

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The $38 Million dollar story ignored by the press

Previously we documented some of the many misdeeds done by the Provide Commerce® family of companies: ProFlowers®, Shari’s Berries®, Red Envelope®, Cherry Moon Farms® and others. They have pulled many dirty tricks, from using fake chocolate to running ads saying competitors were sold out.. and of course the most egregious is the “Easy Saver Scam”.

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