The tradition of chocolate eggs first became popular in Europe around the end of the 19th century. Today, 2.5 million Perugina eggs, the equivalent of 671 tons, are sold each season.
Perugina offers three distinct varieties of its chocolate eggs for Easter: a dark chocolate Baci egg, a white chocolate Baci egg and a milk chocolate version, the Perugina egg. The Baci egg is named for Perugina’s most popular confection and includes four Baci inside each hollow egg.
“Baci” is the Italian word for “kisses” and the iconic Baci confections are each wrapped in a special message of love written in five different languages and tucked into the foil wrapper.
Have a Happy Chocolate Holiday! :)
Gratitude Gourmet is excited to be listed in the March 2013 Edition of On Q, the KQED Member Magazine (on page 2)!
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Image Credit: KQED On Q March 2013
Gratitude Gourmet, your sustainable lifestyle destination, is pleased to be a Bay Area Green Business offering science and health news, and interviews and reviews of inspiring brands and entrepreneurs.
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A fashion, art and photography competition celebrating chocolate, confection, pastry or fragrance themes.
Winning pieces will be on exhibition at the 7th Annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon on March 24th. www.SFChocolateSalon.com
- Publication in press releases and on the website of the San Francisco or Seattle CHOCOLATE SALON
- Feature in an Exhibition at the San Francisco or Seattle CHOCOLATE SALON in March or May 2013.
- 1 Ticket to attend the San Francisco or Seattle CHOCOLATE SALON.
Registration and more information is here:
Deadline: March 6, 2013
Finalists announced on: March 13, 2013
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As an added bonus for joining now, you will receive one delicious box of California-Made Gratitude Gourmet Vegan Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter and Jelly as our Valentines Day Gift to you.
The Gratitude Gourmet Healthy Food Box Monthly Delivery Program brings you and your family convenient, healthy food items containing healthy snack, cereal, and soup product surprises for $12.99 each month with free US shipping. The Food Products alternate each month for a fresh surprise.
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Since we launched in May 2008, we've featured news on sustainable food policy, science, health and inspiring entrepreneurs, and fun events and giveaways.
We've also received a great response on own fair trade chocolate line & healthy food snack boxes launched last year. Thank you for your great feedback and support along the way, including your Facebook comments!
We hope our Gratitude Gourmet news has provided helpful food perspectives for you and your communities. Our tagline from the start has been 'Fun, Sustainable Lifestyle' and that's the theme we've worked to maintain.
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Gratitude Gourmet is happy to be judging again at the San Francisco Fall Luxury Chocolate Salon.
The Fall Luxury Chocolate Salon participants include over 30 chocolatiers, confectioners, wineries and other culinary artisans.
What are your favorite chocolate trends?
Will I see you there?
Have a great weekend from Gratitude Gourmet! :)
Gratitude Gourmet Fudge
Gratitude Gourmet is excited to announce our NEW Fudge, freshly made to order for you!
You receive 24 pieces of freshly-made chocolate fudge in a white box. All chocolate is Fair Trade.
Order Today at Gratitude Gourmet.
We also have special pricing for bulk and corporate orders. Enjoy! :)
Gratitude Gourmet Almond Nutmeg Chocolate
Gratitude Gourmet has a new Autumn chocolate for the Season! Taste our NEW Almond Nutmeg Chocolate Delights 12pc in a Merlot Gift Box.
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Dr. William Li, founder of the Angiogenesis Foundation, says that a common theme shared by cancers is faulty angiogenesis. Per this Article:
"Angiogenesis is the body's ability to grow new capillary blood vessels. Faulty angiogenesis occurs when there is insufficient, excessive or abnormal growth of blood vessels. Li compiled a comprehensive list of naturally occurring dietary sources of anti-angiogenic substances. The list includes green tea, strawberries, oranges, lemons, apples, cherries, red grapes, bok choy, kale, ginseng, maitake mushrooms, turmeric, artichokes, pumpkin, parsley, garlic, tomato, olive oil and dark chocolate.."
Another Study says "regular consumption of a chocolate rich in flavanols confers substantial photoprotection and can thus be effective at protecting human skin from harmful UV effects".
Enjoy your Dark Chocolate this Summer!
Salted Caramel and Almond Toffee
Limited Time Only: Our Gratitude Gourmet 12 Piece Almond Toffee & Salted Caramel is on Sale for $25 with Free Shipping.
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We're excited that Gratitude Gourmet Chocolate is being featured on the Healthy Living Open Sky Page for a Limited Time.
Direct Links are below to the Truffles, Salted Caramel & Salted Caramel / Almond Toffee. Thanks everyone and Open Sky for your great support!
Image & Photo Credits: Open Sky
Photo: See Jane Run
See Jane Run is sponsoring their Women's Half Marathon and 5K Sunday, June 3 with Champagne and Chocolate!
That's my kind of exercise! :)
Location: Alameda CA Crown Memorial Beach
Distance: 13.1 miles/5K/1 Mile Kids Run
Participants Receive: Women’s technical t-shirt with a feminine design, Commemorative champagne glass filled with delicious chocolate wedges, Finisher’s medal, Goody bags with See Jane Run store coupons, samples and much more!
The Celebration Expo includes: Chocolate tastings, Champagne, Sport massages, Finishers Food including bagels, fruit and more. Check out the great video below for more fun details!
Gratitude Gourmet is giving away 2 Tickets to one of our Readers! Just comment on this Blog Post by May 25, 2012 ' Why You Want to Attend', and a Reader will randomly be chosen. Good Luck!
Gratitude Gourmet Truffle Collection
Great News! We have Free Shipping for Mother's Day on Gratitude Gourmet Chocolate!
All Chocolate is Fair Trade and Made in the United States.
Truffles, Chocolate Samplers, Almond Toffee and Salted Caramel are some of our top sellers!
Order by Saturday May 5 for Free US Shipping, just in time for Mother's Day. Enjoy!