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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.

Apr 29, 2021

12 MOVIES TO ENJOY WITH CHOCOLATE FOR MOTHER’S DAY

This year of the pandemic is the year to snuggle up and watch a movie for Mother’s Day if ever there was one! We’ve all been on screens this year more than usual, but if you offer a high-quality film and some Tangle Chocolate to go with it, you’ve got a special evening. Here are 12 favorite films from the last 60 years that feature either a memorable mother/child relationship or a powerful mother character. What would you add to the list?

Apr 15, 2021

IS SUGAR GMO-FREE?

If you read our last blog post, you’ll know that not all sugar is vegan. Cane sugar generally is not vegan, beet sugar is. However, cane sugar is way less likely to be made with GMO crops, whereas beet sugar most likely started with GMO beets. Here's a little more info to help you understand the pros and cons of GMOs.

Apr 8, 2021

IS SUGAR VEGAN?

Sugar comes from either sugar cane or beets. Vegan foods are those that are made with no animal products. Sugar cane and beets are plants. So why isn't sugar always vegan? The secret culprit is a product called bone char. Bone char is made from cattle bones and is a de-coloring filter often, but not always, used in sugar production. Read more to find out why it may matter to you and how to make sure you are consuming truly vegan sugar.

Apr 1, 2021

NEW COLLABORATION WITH AMHERST SOAPS

April 1, 2021. What do soap and chocolate have in common? Normally, not a lot. But Amherst Soaps’s new Tangle Chocolate bar uses the byproducts of our chocolate-making process, cocoa husks and dust, to add an exfoliant, slight natural scent, and beauty to this bar of luxurious soap. It's a perfect collaboration!

Mar 25, 2021

CHOCOLATE—MUSIC TO MY EARS

Chocolate is everywhere… even on the radio! It’s no surprise that such a delicious food would be the inspiration for many musicians––it’s sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter, and sometimes a little bit of both. If you’re looking for some thematic music to listen to while you savor some chocolate, keep reading for a list of songs with titles related to chocolate.
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