Pairing Guide: Taza Chocolate and Beer

 Some rights reserved by alliecooper It’s Friday but I already received my favorite email of the weekend – a guide for pairing Taza Chocolate and beer! You may recall my earlier love for local Taza Chocolate. I saved the guide as a pdf file to make it easier to print: Pairing Guide- Taza Chocolate and Beer by…

Hatch Chile Chocolate Truffles

This hatch chile chocolate truffle was SO GOOD. I’m not sure I ever had a pepper-infused chocolate before, but there is a hatch chile event at Wegmans and there are tastings with hatch chiles everywhere. The truffle had a silky, smooth texture and pleasant, spicy aftertaste.  Editor’s note – I work at Wegmans. 

Peeps S’mores

The dissertation hasn’t completely killed me yet, but it is trying. Here’s a break from all the madness – Peeps S’mores! I’m not the world’s biggest Peeps fan but this idea was both easy enough to persuade me to make it without needing to create piles of dishes and, after eating two of these s’mores,…

Holiday Fiesta at Taza Chocolate this Weekend!

SUPER FUN day at Taza Chocolate today and tomorrow! RSVP on Facebook here. From an email: Join Taza Chocolate at our annual Holiday Fiesta at the Factory Store (directions here) on Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16 from 11am – 5pm. We’ve got a delicious lineup of special guests and samples, sure to make…

Robin’s Candy Shop, aka Willy Wonka for Adults

Not long ago while window shopping on Newbury Street, my friends and I were thrilled to randomly run across a new candy store called Robin’s Candy Shop. Their original location is in Great Barrington, MA.  The entrance Fun chairs for lounging outside Robin’s features “old-fashioned candies of yesteryear” and I’d say mission accomplished. Robin’s has…

Taza Factory Store Grand Opening This Weekend

Image courtesy of snowpea&bokchoi You may recall that I’m a big fan of Taza Chocolate, especially since I learned how to properly enjoy it and since they had to work so hard to recover from that nasty flood a while back. Now it’s reward and celebration time! From an email from Taza Chocolate this morning: Taza…

How to Properly Enjoy Bites of Taza Stone Ground Chocolate

How long did it take you to figure out how to enjoy Taza Chocolate?  I’ll admit, I’ve always been able to enjoy it as hot cocoa but always felt like there was some secret to actually eating the chocolate by itself.  The grainy texture by itself I’ve always found…unappealing. Recently I was fortunate to take…