What is the history of chocolate?


2,000 years ago one of the most important discoveries ever was made, the discovery of the Cacao tree in the tropical rainforests the Americas.  It was discovered that the pods of this tree has seeds which could be processed into chocolate. The Mayan’s and Aztecs ground up the seeds and mixed them with other spices […]

I read on your website why chocolate is bad for dogs, why are grapes bad for doggies?


Veterinary toxicologists at the Animal Poison Control Center are currently investigating cases where dogs have developed kidney failure after ingestion of large quantities of grapes and raisins. The veterinary toxicologists are attempting to determine the causative agents or disease processes. Pet owners whose dogs have ingested large quantities of grapes or raisins, or veterinarians managing […]

What are the components of the white chocolate?


White Chocolate is actually not chocolate at all but rather a delicious distant relative…really tasty but not a true “fix” for the chocolate addict as it contains no cocoa powder.  What makes up white chocolate is cocoa butter, milk solids, sugar and vanilla.  Check the labels because some lesser brands forgo the cocoa butter at […]

How Do They Get the Caramel into the Caramilk Bar?


There are many answers to this question, ideas of using frozen pieces or adding enzymes to hollowed out chocolate shells, these are all bogus, here’s the real method. They begin with a mold of a Caramilk bar which they place upside down, they pour some chocolate into it, enough to create a layer but still […]

Why is Chocolate Bad for Dogs


Unfortunately for dogs chocolate tastes really, really good, but chocolate is not really poisonous, not like cyanide.  That doesn’t change the fact that it can kill your dog.   It is theobromine that is harmful to dogs, if you can find chocolate without it you’ll have the happiest dog in town.  Theobromine is a stimulant found […]

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