Hello Chocolate Lovers!
I came up with 40 words in 30-minutes that I was able to make out of the word: CHOCOLATE, then I checked on Google. I discovered there were 172 words that (technically) can be made from chocolate! Now thats a lot!
Lessons Learned: Next time, I should take more time before checking in with Google. There were some that we should have known. I can’t believe I missed CAT, (I have three) TEAL, (one of my favorite colors) and Tech (I spend my life on technology)
And I also learned some new words I’d never even heard of like: COLOCATE…
1. share a location or facility with someone (or something) else.
now I use “colocate” all the time!
Here’s what I came up with from last weeks challenge:
late Hotel hat to hate coal too ah cocoa ache
coco latch hot hatch lot catch ate cool tool hole
loot let eat tale eat ale tea cheat at heat
the hoe cloth toe clothe teach loch each cola loco
Remember to send us how many words you got to: linda@
Here’s where we got all the new words.
Stay tuned for next weeks challenge!
Tons of people,often don’t know where Cocoa Beans come from or how they are made. This little video “How it Made: Cocoa Beans” does a great job explaining it! Click here to watch it.
My Graph from the LI Chocolate Festival
More than 225 people voted here on our blog AND at the LI Chocolate Festival! The results are in and DARK CHOCOLATE has been voted the favorite, winning by a landslide.
Milk Chocolate came in 2nd place and third was White Chocolate–which technically is not chocolate at all.
Thanks to all who voted! The more you get involved, the better our blog gets.
I have a challenge for YOU! How many words can you make from the word chocolate? I’ll share my results next week. Thanks for following.
If you would like to share what you know about chocolate, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org —we’d love you to be a guest blogger!
Some Chocology Kids Topic Ideas: Chocolate comics, Jokes, Fun Chocolate Facts, Chocolate Art, You Tube, Chocolate Books you’ve read
Cacao beans are the very first ingredient for everyone’s favorite sweet treat…chocolate! You’re probably wondering, where do you get the beans?
You can find the cacao tree (Theobroma cacao) just on the edges of the equator. The trees grow in warm areas, like South America, and in parts of Africa. They like a warm climate.
The fruit of the cacao tree is called a pod. The pod is hard, dry and oval shaped and weighs about 1 pound. Each cacao tree will grow 20-30 pods per year. The pods take about six months to ripen and then they turn yellow, orange or red. The trees are harvested twice a year.
So your probably wondering, “Ok, so that’s where the pods come from, and how is it made into chocolate?”. Well I’m about to tell you. Inside the cacao pods are seeds, each pod contains 20-40 seeds that become cocoa beans when they dry.
Each seed contains fat or cocoa butter.
It’s a long process to make chocolate, so I’ll sum it up and then you can VOTE for your favorite chocolate!
And there you have it! From the bean to the bar, (or however your eating chocolate) next time mom says to eat your beans, you know what to do! ;)
So if you read this, you probably are a fan of chocolate. Here, you can vote on your favorite chocolate, and see which one you enjoy the most!
I”ll post the results in next weeks blog, and may the best chocolate win!!!!
OCT (Official Chocolate Taster)
Trip to Belgium last April
Meeting with Laurent Gerbaud-Professional Chocolatier, Brussels Belgium
ChocologyToday.wordpress.com (our companies blog)
Ecole Chocolate —Professional Chocolatier Class
I love my dog, Logan that's why I'm working with my mom to create Puppy Pops! An all natural treat for dogs. But, did you know that chocolate is bad for dogs?
Last April, while I was in Belgium I learn that chocolate is actually poisonous for dogs and while I was volunteering at PetSmart I confirmed it at Banfield's Pet Hospital. Chocolate contains the chemicals theobromine and caffeine and dogs are not able to digest these chemicals. Theobromine and caffeine activate stimulants in your dog, they affect their nervous system and it makes them hyper active and wacky.
The darker the chocolate, the more theobromine and caffeine it contains and the worse it is for your dog. Dark chocolate has a higher cocoa content, and more theobromine than milk or white chocolate.
That is why it is important that dogs DO NOT consume chocolate. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your dog eats chocolate.
Be ready to tell your vet:
1. How much chocolate you think your dog ate,
2. What type of chocolate it was, and
3. How long ago it was.
4. It could be helpful to bring the chocolate wrapper, if it is available.
I love my dog and I love my chocolate but chocolate and dogs don’t mix. Remember to keep chocolate away from your pets!
OCT (Official Chocolate Taster