Saturday, December 9, 2017

Why Cocoa Cravings Hot Chocolate?

Hot-chocolate mix is a wintertime staple and Cocoa Cravings has the very best. Full Stop.

The flavonoids help your body process nitric oxide, which is why hot cocoa ( or hot chocolate) can improve blood flow, help lower your blood pressure and improve heart health.  The flavanoids in hot chocolate also help prevent platelets in your blood from mingling together and forming clots.

Hot chocolate mix also contains caffeine, but only in trace amounts at about 5 milligrams per envelope. ... Public health officials from Australia report hot chocolate caffeine content can range from 10 to 70 milligrams per cup. Clearly there is variation in the caffeine content of hot chocolate as well as with coffee.

Real life Snippet:-

George Washington drank hot chocolate for breakfast, according to historians. But his version was flavored with chili powder, vanilla and allspice, and contained less sugar than the cocoa of today....

Much like what we offer you . RICH PURE DARK CHOCOLATE laden with goodness....
 Rich dark and smooth... Hot Chocolate

Try it 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Summer Chocolate Ideas - Only for the adventurous......

 COCOA daREDark chocolate — like semisweet and bittersweet — is often considered the most versatile of the chocolates because it's less sweet. This translates into an amazing contrast with sweet or tangy foods and bolder flavors — like balsamic — serve to bring out the richness of the confection.

This is a no-brainer, but serving dark chocolate up with a berry-streaked whipped cream and a glass of pinot noir makes for a jaw-dropping flavor profile.

Get a little crazy with dark chocolate, sprinkle in a bit of black pepper to add a heat and complexity the next time you make brownies or chocolate cake.                                  

But here are SOME - Even more taste bud-blasting pairings for dark chocolate:
Chipotle & Jalapeño
Cinnamon & Fennel
Aged gouda, Parmesan, Chèvre
Blue cheese

Even more taste bud-blasting pairings for dark chocolate:

Salmon & Shrimp
Assam tea & Earl Grey tea
Indonesian coffee & Dark-roast coffee or Espresso beans
Belgian quad (beer) &  Red zinfandel

There you have enough - ONE PAIRING - for Each LAZY SUMMER DAY ...
But wait ...
 Who wants Chocolate?

What's your favorite food/chocolate combo? Let us know and your name will be added to a drawing this month - 3 luck winners get $50 worth Cocoa Cravings - shipped to you!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cocoa Cravings Cold Chocolate finds a friend !

Liven up your cocktails, margaritas, and even specialty lemonades with eSutras  cocktail rimming sugars! This eye-catching bright yellow rim sugar offers a new twist to the usual cocktail garnishes. Use it alone, or mix it with another eSutras rim sugar for an extra pop of color and fruity twist that your customers will love! 

A sugared rim is the perfect complement to a whole array of cocktails, while the hint of lemon provides a surprising burst of flavor that will really put the "happy" in happy hour. 

These colorful crystals of sugar provide the perfect sparkle, flavor, and color to enhance the ever popular lemon drops, margaritas, whiskey sours, and even teas and lemonades! 

Add some flavor to the rims of cocktail glasses or get creative by using this rimming sugar to make sugar dipped lemons for a unique garnish. A blend of gourmet sugars and a tart lemon flavor in an appealing shade of yellow, this rim sugar will bring some sunshine to any martini or mixed drink on your menu. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Cocoa Cravings takes the spotlight - and shines!

As April draws to a close, world chocolatiers are referring knowingly and mysteriously to the impending end of the "chocolate season".    Not for us at Cocoa Cravings........

We actually are getting more attention... even  our on the media. Our founder was on WGN 720 Radio last night with famous Patti Vasquez, talking about Cocoa Cravings  and the Chicago Artisan Chocolate  Show this Saturday and Sunday April 22nd and 23rd, 2017.

Patti says she can eat good chocolate any time. We agree..        

As such, popular chocolate season kicks off before Halloween, taking in Christmas, Valentine's and Mother's days and ends just after Easter (give or take a bit of abstention for Lent).

That said, weather does play a part according to the experts, as people consider it too hot to eat chocolate in July and August and turn to the chocolatiers' ice cream instead.

But we at Cocoa Cravings - help you take your love for chocolate one step further - Berry Drinking Chocolate - and Ice Cold  is delicious!!          

Made with very few ingredients, and some of Mother Nature's finest, you can enjoy indulging in these lovely little treats without any nasty additives.
 Made with Love!

These are the ingredients that make you appreciate how perfect chocolate can be.

Plus, you will get a nice dose of happiness from the boost of nutrients you and your loved ones will receive!