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Jul 21, 2021

U.S. SUPREME COURT RULES IN FAVOR OF BIG CHOCOLATE, AGAINST CHILD SLAVES

In December of 2020, The Supreme Court heard a case against chocolate giants Nestle and Cargill brought on behalf of ...

Jul 15, 2021

The Ultimate Small Business Gift Guide for Every Budget

In today’s economy, it’s becoming more and more important to support small, local businesses. Next time you find yourself searching for gifts on Amazon, think small instead! Here are 15 small business gift ideas for friends, coworkers, or even yourself that range in price from under $10 to under $100.

Jul 8, 2021

BOSTON CREAM PIE, A CHOCOLATE DESSERT FAVORITE

Boston Cream Pie is a well-known dessert with its silky smooth chocolate icing, moist sponge cake, and velvety custard—what’s not to love? But not many people know the origin of the Boston Cream Pie, or why it became the official state dessert of Massachusetts (even over Toll House cookies, which are another Massachusetts specialty). Here are a few important details about the development of the Boston Cream Pie to help you appreciate and become more familiar with this delectable treat. Recipes too!

Jul 1, 2021

How To Ship Chocolate and Other Perishables in Summer

If there’s one thing we at Tangle Chocolate have learned a thing or two about during this record-breaking summer heat, it’s how to ship chocolate. We thought we’d pass on our tips in case you are curious about what we do or want to ship your own perishable goods to someone near or far.

Jun 24, 2021

Pairing Chocolate with Wine and Beer

Wine and beer tasting events are great places to learn about how specific vintages and varieties pair with chocolate. (Yes, you read that right, beer and chocolate!) People get to learn about why it’s great to serve these ingredients together and how each one complements the other. Here is some basic information about chocolate and alcohol for you to know before you attend a tasting, or perhaps to help you host your own.

Jun 17, 2021

HELP! MY DOG ATE MY CHOCOLATE!

Has your dog ever gotten into a piece of chocolate cake you had sitting on the counter for dessert? Have you ever wondered whether to head to the hospital when the last piece of your chocolate bar goes missing? People tend to think that chocolate is deadly for dogs, and while it can be for some, it actually depends on a few different factors: the size of the dogs, the amount and type of chocolate consumed, and the dog's age and overall health. Here's the scoop.  

Jun 10, 2021

CHOCOLATE BOOKS TO TAKE TO THE BEACH

Ah, summer. Time for many of us to spend some time unplugged by the water, reading, napping, and doing whatever brings us joy. Taking chocolate to the beach is not a great idea unless you want to slurp it melted, but there are numerous excellent books about chocolate that travel a lot better than chocolate itself. Here are four of Tangle Chocolate’s favorites. 

Jun 3, 2021

CHOCOLATE NEWS ROUNDUP

Frogs and cicadas and chocolate... oh my! There have been some unusual and exciting chocolate news stories lately, from chocolate-covered cicadas to the tracking of deforestation. Here’s a recap of several of the stories that caught our eye here at Tangle Chocolate.

May 27, 2021

THE CHOCOLATE INDUSTRY FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

This week marked the first anniversary of George Floyd’s murder. One of the countless responses to his death was the formation of the Chocolate Industry for Social Justice, or CISJ. Read about how a group of craft chocolate makers and others are hoping to improve social justice up and down the chocolate supply chain.

May 20, 2021

TANGLE IN THE NEWS!

A recent issue of the Massachusetts Jewish Ledger featured a story about Tangle. Initially, Stacey Dresner wanted to talk to me about the connection between chocolate and Judaism (yes! There is one!), but we ended up having a delightful larger conversation that you can read here.  

May 13, 2021

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN BEET SUGAR AND THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY

“Manufactured by free people, not by slaves.” This claim, which is still salient today, was first used in 1898 by beet sugar maker David Ruggles,  an abolitionist who led a movement away from cane sugar and its enslaved labor. Read more about this fascinating history, which unfolded right up the road from Tangle.

May 6, 2021

A MOTHER-DAUGHTER COLLAB WITH TANGLE CHOCOLATE

For Mother's Day 2021, we bring you a bio of the mother-daughter duo from Blue Skye Wellness who created "Light," the happy, energizing room spritzer included in Tangle Chocolate's gift box called "Let the Light In." It also contains a box of our premium handmade organic chocolate slivers, a bag of YUP coffee beans, and Amherst Soaps's Tangle Chocolate soap made from our cocoa husks and nibs.
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