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Cupcakes meet push-pops in Pushcakes

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Pushcakes
If you ever visited an ice cream truck as a kid, you’ve probably had a Push-Up. This type of popsicle packed sherbert or ice cream into a cardboard tube and you ate it by pushing up on a plastic plunger. They were usually a bit neater to eat than your average popsicle, and …

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What does “percent cacao” mean?

61% Percent Cacao Chocolate

Just a few years ago, it seemed like chocolate was chocolate, and while some were better than others, they were all labeled the same. Seemingly overnight, numbers started to appear on chocolate packaging and we suddenly had a way to separate one chocolate easily from another. What does the “percent cacao” or …

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Woman trashes bakery in “cupcake rage”

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You’ve probably heard of “road rage,” the irrationally intense anger that some people experience while driving in traffic that causes them to do crazy and reckless things. Have you heard of “cupcake rage”? Most people are simple disappointed when their local bakery is out of their favorite treats. A woman in Wales, however, …

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Trader Joe’s White Chocolate, reviewed

TJ's white chocolate
White chocolate is a blend of sugar, cocoa butter, milk and vanilla. It is not considered to be chocolate by some chocolate fans because it does not contain any cocoa solids, unlike milk and dark chocolate, but the thing that makes chocolate special is not just the cocoa solids but the cocoa butter. …

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What are chocolate truffles?

Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate truffles are a delicious treat any day of the year and a sweet gift on Valentine’s day. Chocolate truffles are made of chocolate ganache – a mixture of chocolate and cream that is melted together – that is rolled into balls. The most traditional type of chocolate truffle is then rolled in …

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