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How Microbes Keep Chocolate On Store Shelves

About three decades ago, something devastating happened in Brazil. An infectious disease had struck the cacao trees and threatened to wipe out the population. Some 70% of these plants fell victim to this deadly ailment. The industry faced decimation. Officials tried to stop the progression but it was hopeless. The situation was becoming dire. If something wasn't done, chocolate was surely going to disappear. Researchers went into the fields of Brazil in the hopes of saving one of the most beloved foods on Earth.
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Cinco Ways To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo

So let's put on our sombrero party hat and avoid the fiesta flop with these top 5 awesome tips to celebrate Cinco de Mayo like a luchador! Margaritas, guacamole and burritos are not the only ways to honour this Mexican celebration. At Bite Me more, we have it all figured out with these quick and easy recipes you will love and even some ideas for you to throw the best Cinco de Mayo Fiesta in the neighbourhood! Just remember this quote from Dean Martin: "You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on."
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What Makes The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie?

A few nights ago, a swanky hotel in Toronto hosted a Chocolate Chip Cookie Battle. I would be stupid not to go. All the cookies sampled varied in their level of decadence. None of them disappointed. Each of the cookie connoisseurs told me that the recipe used to make their classic chocolate chip cookie was one that they had been using for over a decade. At this point, their recipes no longer needed tweaking, because to them they had the technique and ingredients down, therefore creating the perfect recipe. But I needed to know their secrets. So I asked.
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Heavenly Hot Chocolate Recipes To Beat The Cold

Did you know that before chocolate was ever eaten as a bar, it was consumed almost exclusively as a beverage? And in addition to warming you up from the inside out, chocolate is said to trigger your brain to release endorphins that have a natural calming effect. But we're having a hard time staying calm with all of these exciting recipes that reinvent our favourite drink. Let us know which one is your favourite!
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What To Do With Your Leftover Halloween Candy

We can't help but get super excited around the end of October because we know that Halloween is coming. We've come up with 10 creative and tasty recipes that will incorporate your goodies into lots of goodness. Why eat them straight out of the bucket when you can check these awesome recipes off your bucket list?
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Does It Make Sense Or Is It Oxymoronic?

As much as I would love to spend a night in a yurt and eat off my own organic farm (preferably in a tropical location), I'm hardly an eco-hero, most of us aren't, even if we are making better choices and dedicating our time, work and efforts to caring and doing. BUT, there is a big difference between not being perfect, and being downright untruthful.
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How To Make Chocolate Covered Figs

I'm confident you're familiar with dried figs, but fresh? They're sweet and juicy with that little bit of crunch from the seeds is a side benefit to the number of delicious health benefits. So what would happen if we took this pleasure food and lovingly coated it in one of the greatest aphrodisiacs, chocolate?
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Coffee And Chocolate: Valentine's Day Treats For The Heart

There's something romantic about staying in and brewing your own coffee, especially when it's freezing cold outside. Added bonus: you can cuddle up and stay toasty rather than fighting for space at your local coffee shop. Taking the time to prepare something to enjoy together shows you want to nourish the one you're with... especially when it's a treat with a healthy twist! Feature antioxidant-rich ingredients such as coffee and chocolate, and their heart (and taste buds) will thank you.
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The Greater Toronto Area Has Got Class

School might not officially be in session right now, but that doesn't mean you can't tickle your right brain for a change while you're giving your left a break from the books. There are certainly no shortage of creative outlets in the 'burbs, and with many businesses offering classes for adults and kids, you may have the secret weapon to a family friendly summer, right in your own backyard!