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Dark, Milk, White Chocolate - What are the Differences?

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Derived from cocoa beans and providing a flavor desirable to many people, chocolate is a product commonly consumed in the United Sates. Many different types of chocolate products exist (i.e. dark, milk, and white chocolate) and some provide more health benefits than others. If you decide to add chocolate to your daily menu, do so in moderation as part of a well-balanced meal plan. Eating too much chocolate can lead to unwanted weight gain. Ingredient and Flavor VariationsFlavor variations between dark chocolate, milk chocolate and white chocolate are present because of differences in the way each type of chocolate is produced. Dark chocolate is made by...

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Dark Chocolate Health Benefits

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Did you know dark chocolate is loaded with nutrients that can positively affect your health. Made from the seed of the cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet. Studies show that dark chocolate (not to be confused with a candy bar) can improve health and lower the risk of heart disease. 1. Dark Chocolate is Very Nutritious If you buy quality dark chocolate with a high cocoa content, then it is actually quite nutritious. It contains a decent amount of soluble fiber and is loaded with minerals. A 100 gram bar of dark...

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The healthy benefits for eating Dark Chocolate

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Dark chocolate has recently been discovered to have a number of healthy benefits. While eating dark chocolate can lead to the health benefits described below, remember that chocolate is also high in fat.  So as with anything else you put in your pie hole, enjoy dark chocolate in moderation. 1) Dark Chocolate is Good for Your Heart Studies show that eating a small amount of dark chocolate two or three times each week can help lower your blood pressure. Dark chocolate improves blood flow and may help prevent the formation of blood clots. Eating dark chocolate may also prevent arteriosclerosis...

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Chocolate Pots de Crème for Two

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What better way to say "I love you" than making something sweet for your sweetie? From Wallflower Chocolate to you, create  this dessert recipes for two. Recipe By: Wallflower Chocolate This ultra-rich chocolate treat is perfect to share with someone you love! Ingredients: 6 Tbsp. heavy cream 6 Tbsp. milk 2 Tbsp. Sprouts Brand Sugar 2 oz. Wallflower's  Dark Chocolate (or chocolate of choice) (70% cocoa), chopped ¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp.  Brand Vanilla Extract 2 egg yolks Instructions: Choose two small jars or ramekins for the dessert. The dishes need to be oven safe and need to be able to...

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Our BLT Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

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Although chocolate is the "Food of the Gods" certainly Grilled Cheese has to be a close second. We at Wallflower Chocolate Company celebrate Grilled Cheese every chance we get, mostly on what we like to call "Grilled Cheese Tuesday".  So, here is a grilled cheese recipe that we made most recently for "Grilled Cheese Tuesday", A Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato (BLT) Grilled Cheese. Give it a try and if you have a chance, tell us what you think. Let the cheese be with you. 2 slices egg bread 4 slices cheddar cheese 1-2 slices lacy Swiss 4 slices cooked bacon...

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