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Mar 4, 2021

CHEWY V CRUNCHY COOKIE: HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT

When it comes to chocolate chip cookies, some people want to sink their teeth into a chewy cookie, and some want more of a crunch. But how can we tweak recipes or the baking process to ensure our cookies will have our texture of choice? Change their size, dough temperature, baking time, and ingredients. Here's how.

Feb 25, 2021

LAWSUIT FILED TO PROTECT CHILDREN IN THE CHOCOLATE INDUSTRY

On February 12, 2021, as we in the U.S were preparing to celebrate Valentine’s Day with chocolate in hand, the first-ever class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of some former child slaves against some of the world's largest cocoa companies. These companies are different than Tangle and other craft chocolate companies. Tangle wants consumers to know more so that they factor that human cost into the price of chocolate they buy.

Feb 18, 2021

We were interviewed on the radio!

On February 8, 2021, Bob Flaherty of WHMP radio in Northampton, Massachusetts invited me, Suzanne Forman, the founder of Tangle Chocolate, to sit down with him for a few minutes to talk all things chocolate. We had a ball as Bob tasted Tangle's slivers of chocolate using a flavor wheel, discussed what's special about this chocolate, and praised his wife who happened to also be my children's gymnastic coach years ago! Here's an audio file of the approximately eight-minute segment.

Feb 11, 2021

The Evolution of Chocolate and Valentine's Day

When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of chocolate, flowers, and poetry. But it started out as a day of fertility rites, animal sacrifices, and coupling via lottery. How did it get from there to here?

Feb 4, 2021

Is Chocolate Pandemic Proof?

It's February of 2021. The pandemic has taken its toll on just about every aspect of life, and the chocolate industry is not exempt. Looking just at chocolate makers, the size of the company and where their chocolate is sold provides some clues as to how the company is doing.

Jan 28, 2021

CHOCOLATE OR SEX?

A number of studies have been conducted over the years as to whether people prefer chocolate or sex. The winner: chocolate...but you might not want to look too closely at the rigor of the scientific process! Read a bit more here, and take Tangle Chocolate's one-question survey which asks which YOU would choose.

Jan 14, 2021

Chocolate at the Supreme Court

Even today in the US, there are a few things that we generally agree on. One of them is that most of us have a soft spot for chocolate, and another is that we don't support child slavery or forced labor of any kind. The Supreme Court recently heard a case against Nestle SA and Cargill that it's important to know about.

Jan 7, 2021

IS THERE CAFFEINE IN MY CHOCOLATE?

It’s time to set the record straight once and for all––does chocolate actually have caffeine? Should you not drink hot chocolate before bed? Can a chocolate bar replace your morning cup of joe? The answers to these questions are a bit more complicated than a simple yes or no. 

Dec 31, 2020

GOODBYE 2020, WELCOME 2021!

This is a brief note from your very tired and happy chocolate maker at the end of the year that was like no other. 

Dec 17, 2020

CELEBRITIES AND CHOCOLATE

If you find yourself craving chocolate on the daily, you’re in good company. Tons of celebrities aren’t afraid to share their love for chocolate with the world, and you shouldn’t be either! Read on to see if one of your favorites made it to this list.

Dec 10, 2020

YUP Coffee and Tangle Chocolate - A Perfect Pair

Did you know that the best time to taste anything is first thing in the morning? That's why we at Tangle Chocolate suggest adopting a morning routine of enjoying a sliver of our new dark coffee-infused chocolate with your morning coffee. Read about our beloved local coffee roasters and collaborators from YUP Coffee Roasters, Liza and Matt Bousquet, and the coffees they have chosen to compliment chocolate.  

Dec 1, 2020

Tangle Chocolate's 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

It seems we’re all figuring out that pursuing joy is the smartest thing we can do right now besides wearing a mask. Here are some special items to consider adding to your cart when you get to the shopping part of holiday observances! Let us help keep you out of stores while still supporting small businesses, both ours and a number of others with whom we are collaborating this season. 
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