C H O C O L A T E R E S O U R C E S
1. Web resources
2. E-mail resources
3. Regular mail resources
5. Other books
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Subject: 1. Web resources
From: Dan Birchall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Last-modified: 11 Apr 1996
*** Chocolate Retailers on the Web
All these companies advertise chocolate through the World Wide Web. Many
offer on-line ordering, and those that do not, at least list telephone
numbers for ordering.
Dried fruits, mushrooms, chocolate-covered cherries.
Absolutely Fabulous Chocolate Factory
All sorts of chocolates.
Ackerman's Fine Foods
Bundt cakes, including white chocolate.
Gift trays and Godiva chocolates.
Ann Hemyng Candy
Handmade chocolates, gifts, gift baskets.
Bakers C&C, Inc.
Cake decorating and chocolate making supplies.
Belgian Chocolate House
Imported Belgian chocolates and more.
The Belgian Chocolate Shop
Handmade imported Belgian chocolate products. First BCS listed here.
The Belgian Chocolate Shop
Belgian chocolate gift baskets.
Ben and Jerry's
Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream.
Best of the Northwest
Gourmet coffee, gourmet chocolate, biscotti.
Blooming Candy Bouquetzzz
Like floral arrangements, but with chocolate, not flowers.
Candy and chocolates.
Brazilian, written in Portuguese, but there's chocolate in there.
The well-known British chocolate maker.
Cajun Country Candy
Candies, fudges, chocolate nut clusters, snack mix.
Sugar-free gourmet chocolates and candies.
Casa De Fruta
Fruits, nuts, chocolate-dipped fruits and nuts.English/Spanish.
The Cheesecake Lady
Cheesecakes, including <strong>chocolate chocolate</strong> chip.
Cheesecakes, including some chocolate flavors.
On-line chocolate ordering, for delivery in England.
Chocoholics Divine Desserts
Spreadable chocolate, including a fat-free, sugar-free kind.
Chocolate Box of Switzerland
Fine chocolates from around the world delivered each month.
A chocolate manufacturer looking for retailers.
The Chocolate Gallerie
Chocolates, in boxes made of chocolate.
Personalized chocolates, novelties and gifts.
Chocolates delivered monthly or according to your schedule.
"Paws" of chocolate, caramel and nuts.
Long-stemmed chocolate roses. Watch those thorns!
Manon Belgian chocolates.
Chocolates by Mark
Wedding favors and other chocolate products. Recipes.
Chocolates By You
Molds, supplies and classes for home chocolate-making.
Cindy's Chocolate Body Paint Et El!
Chocolate body paint and pizza.
Clark Bar America, Inc.
The folks who make Clark Bars and other chocolates.
Chocolate assortments. Founded by a former actress.
Cooks of Swanton
Handmade chocolates, truffles and pralines.
Dana Ann's Gourmet Gift Baskets
Gift baskets, including the chocolate "Mocha Lisa."
Sweets including chocolate bites and turtles.
Gifts, including chocolate gifts.
Belgian chocolates and fine coffees.
Gifts and bridal favors including chocolate-dipped spoons.
Cakes, including one called chocolate Ecstasy.
Fork-dipped chocolates for Bridges of Madison County fans.
Fine chocolates for movie stars and us net-folk too.
Toffee, chocolate and biscotti.
Elizabeth Botham & Sons
Baked goods, including double chocolate biscuits.
Almond and chocolate toffees.
Esther Price Chocolates
Various chocolate products and gifts.
Ethel M Chocolates
Gourmet chocolate products
Several flavors of brownies made with Belgian chocolate.
Fancy Foods Gourmet Club
Chocolate lace and other gourmet foods.
Foley's Chocolate Factory
Several different gift packs of chocolate available.
Fudge and Candy Sweet One
Fudge, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and more.
Exactly what you'd think. Half the months are chocolate.
Various chocolates, including a football. Really.
Handcrafted Belgian chocolates.
Gene & Boots
Chocolates, fruit and nut clusters, fudge, and other candies.
Gifts, including some truffles and Godiva chocolates.
Recipes, history, and chocolate from Godiva and Chocolatier magazine.
Goodies by Goodman
Gift baskets, many including chocolate.
Green and Black's
Organic chocolate grown with environmentally safe techniques.
Chocolate-covered potato chips.
A chocolate manufacturer in Belgium. Four languages!
Handcrafted candies including a chocolate shaped like Maine.
Hershey's chocolate products and historical information.
Howse's Candy House
Fudges, caramels and chocolates.
Huckleberry bonbons and other chocolates.
Icon Byte Bar and Grill
How about a fruit, mint and chocolate burrito for dessert?
Gift baskets, including one full of chocolates.
The Irish Food and Gift Store
Gifts and foods from Ireland, including handcrafted Lir chocolates.
Jean & Charles Chocolate
Chocolate products for fundraising efforts. English/French.
Jinil au Chocolat
Gift baskets and platters involving chocolates.
Kandy Korner Shoppe
Chocolates - some sugar-free and low-sodium, all Kosher.
Logos and pictures in chocolate.
Gourmet candies and chocolates. Edible by humans too.
Krema Nut Company
Products and recipes involving nuts and chocolate.
Lazy Dog Confections
No-preservatives chocolates and other candies, made to order.
Imported Belgian chocolate.
Long Grove Confectionery
Various chocolates, including many novelty items.
Low Country Candies
Ghirardelli and Lindt chocolates, among others.
Macadamia nuts, some covered in chocolate.
Various chocolate products for fundraising efforts.
No-preservatives fudge, chocolate almond bark and other sweets.
Marvin's Candy Kitchen
Hand-dipped chocolates, logos and novelties.
Chocolate elephant heads. Yes, really!
Mendocino Chocolate Company
Handmade truffles and other chocolate products.
Hawaii's oldest macadamia nut chocolate maker. QuickTime movies.
M&M's Chocolate Mini Baking Bits
Information on M&M's chocolate products, free recipes, more.
Musil Chocolate Maker, Inc
Austrian and Italian chocolates.
Myers Gourmet Popcorn
Flavored popcorn, including chocolate covered popcorn.
Milk chocolate roses.
Northwest Candy Emporium
Peanut butter brittle hand-dipped in chocolate.
Old Kentucky Candies
Various chocolates and sweets. Many contain Bourbon.
Nine-day tours of Mexico focusing on chocolate.
hOver The Moon
Belgian chocolates. Measured in metric.
Pacific Gift Service
Cakes, chocolates and other gifts delivered in India.
R.M. Palmer Company
A variety of chocolate novelties.
Pennsylvania Dutch Marketplace
Pennsylvanian gifts, including Hershey's chocolate.
Hand-dipped chocolates, including popcorn.
Chocolates and all sorts of other sweets.
Pink Moment Sweets
Chef-created French-style chocolates. Some unusual pieces.
Various chocolates based on anatomical parts.
Promotion in Motion
Various promotional products, some chocolate.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Handmade chocolate. Listed here before the other RMCF.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Toffee, chocolates, truffles, mints and cocoas.
Sand Mountain Candy
Candy and chocolate containing little, if any, sugar.
Sheffield Pecan Company
Pecans, including chocolate-coated ones.
Sheldon Mathews Chocolates
Pralines and chocolate truffles.
Canadian products including Saskatoon Berry chocolates.
Sonoma Valley Cheesecakes
Various chocolate flavors, including Triple Chocolate.
Speach Candy Company Inc
Chocolate-covered potato chips and pretzels.
Springs of Life
Sugar-free chocolates and candies.
Chocolate products and gifts, made at high altitudes.
Sugarbush Gourmet Gift Baskets
Gift baskets, some including chocolates.
Pecans, including chocolate-covered ones.
Gift boxes of chocolate truffles and other sweets.
Various chocolates and candies from around the world.
Fudges, including chocolate flavors.
Swiss chocolates and related products.
King's Cupboard chocolate sauces and other foods.
Macadamia nuts and coffee beans, covered in chocolate.
Chocolate truffles, some sugar-free. Truffle-of-the-month club.
Turbo Truffle Hotline
Chocolate truffles with extra caffeine added?
The Ultimate Truffle Ltd.
Truffles made of European chocolate.
Flowers, balloons and gift baskets, some with chocolate.
Wisconsin Dells Candy Stores
Brittles, caramels, chocolates and fudge.
Other Chocolate Resources
Recipes for specialty beers, some containing chocolate.
Burlington, Wisconsin Chocolate Festival
An annual chocolate festival in the home of Nestles.
A Japanese-only chocolate page. English version in the works.
Cloister's Chocolate Review Page
Reviews of various chocolate substances and products.
What do you get if you mix chocolate and alcohol?
Food and Drink Consumer Survey
A survey being conducted by the University of Maine.
Recipes from TV, some including chocolate.
Sven Geier's Chocolate Recipes
A lengthy list of chocolate recipes, even one for Passover.
Gourmet's Guide to Chocolate Milk in the Lehigh Valley
Information on chocolate milk in northeastern Pennsylvania.
I Need My Chocolate
Shellie Holubek's page of links to chocolate information.
International Ingredient Corporation
Products include milk chocolate feed for pigs and cows. Honest!
Interesting thoughts on chocolate, blood and other topics.
A broker representing chocolate and candy manufacturers.
Educational videos on making gourmet chocolate dishes.
Mimi's Cyber Kitchen
Info on foods, including chocolate, desserts and sweets.
Eric Postpischil's Favorite Shops
Eric's favorite chocolate shops in the Boston area.
Randy's Candy & Confectionery Manufacturing Page
Tons of interesting info about the chocolate business.
Sex Vs. Chocolate
Top 20 reasons why chocolate is better than sex.
University of Western Australia Chocoholics Club
One of the largest student organizations at UWA - of course!
WVEC TV-13's Chocolate Savvy Tips
Tips on purchasing and storing chocolate.
Subject: 2. E-mail resources
From: Monee Kidd <email@example.com>
Last-modified: 6 Jan 1996
Chocolate Mailing List
A nice, quiet place to discuss chocolate, free of all the
background noise found elsewhere. To subscribe, send e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org with no subject line and "subscribe chocolate"
(without quotes) in the body of the message.
More recipes than you can shake a stick at! Each month, all the
chocolate recipes posted to newsgroups and mailing lists around the net
are compiled, formatted into MasterCook format and posted as a complete
archive. To subscribe, send email to email@example.com with the line
'subscribe choco' (without quotes) in the body of the message.
You can order _Chocolatier_ Magazine via e-mail. Subscriptions
are $19.95/yr (add $6.00 overseas). Send your snail mail address for
Subject: 3. Regular mail resources
Last-modified: 11 May 1996
NOTE: If you're interested in maintaining this section, mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Bernard Callebaut Chocolates
based in Calgary, Canada, recently opened their
first US branch, in Seattle.
(206) 822-8889 (in Seattle)
Excellent Belgian chocolate; try some of their assorted chocolates
At Christmas, ask for a box of their chocolate-covered cherries
Belgian Chocolate Shop and European Chocolatier
Belgian Chocolatier Piron
509 Main Street
Evanston, IL 60202
Chocolates and More
15203 Southwest Freeway
Sugarland, TX 77478
Voice: (713) 565-5656
Fax: (713) 565-1616
Neuhaus, Leonidas, etc. Friendly service, overnight shipping
(800) 443-2836. 24
Digital Dr. #10, Novato, CA 94949.
Chocolate truffles, cakes, petit fours and stollen made in Northern Ca.
Maker of Frans Gold Bar, a rich chocolate bar with almonds and
caramel. Many other chocolate bars and sauces available.
Green Mountain Chocolate Company
RD2, Box 1447,
Waterbury, VT 05676; 802-244-8356.
Chocolate truffles perfectly balanced between bitter and sweet,
with creamy, intensely rich centers. Albert Kumin, former White
House pastry chef, is president of the company. MC, VISA accepted.
485 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Tel 212/980-2608 - Fax 212/980-2609
Mail Order: 1-800-900-CHOC ships anywhere in the US with FedEx.
Imported from Belgium on a weekly bases to guarantee freshness,
retails bulk in US at $19 per lb.
520 Madison Avenue at 54th St,
New York, NY 10022.
Inquiries go to (201)587-8080
mail-order them at (800) 272-0500.
"Baci" chocolates, etc.
Pink Whale Chocolatiers
P. O. Box 1247
Pacifica, CA 94044
1 800 239 8102
Wonderful, hand-dipped chocolate from the San Francisco Bay Area. They
have monthly specials (like truffles in a moon shaped chocolate "box",
and the most incredible fillings in their assortments. All original,
all handmade. The best.
* Sparrow Enterprises, Ltd.
59 Waters Avenue
Everett, MA 02149
Voice: 800-783-4116 or 617-389-4115
Distributor of Valrhona couverture and retail-package lines. Also
Cote D'Or retail products. Very low prices. Approx. three kilogram
minimum. COD, but no credit cards. Excellent service; friendly folks.
Valrhona, box of 60 chocolates, $45 US; Neuhaus, box of 8, $15 US;
Caffe Tasse, bite sized squares of Belgian chocolate infused with
dark roasted Arabica coffee, 10.6 oz. crate, $25 US
Subject: 4. Cookbooks
Last-modified: 6 Jan 1996
_365 Great Chocolate Desserts_ by Natalie Haughton. (Harper
Collins 1991) A whole year of chocolate desserts! What more could you
ask for? The recipes here are designed for the busy, working woman, so
they are relatively simple and inexpensive to prepare.
_Chocolate Classics_ by Barbara Grunes and Phyllis Magida.
(Contempo Books 1993) This is a small book that contains recipes on a
variety of levels of difficulty, along with some of the history and
folklore surrounding chocolate.
_Cocolat_ by Alice Medrich. (Warner Books 1990) Named for the
decadent chocolate restaurants in Berkley, California, and elsewhere,
this book will remind you why cooking is often times referred to as
'culinary art'. The recipes in this book require a master's touch, but
if you can create these confections, your guests and family will love
you for days.
_Death by Chocolate_ by Marcel Desaulniers. (Kenan Books 1992)
Straight from the famous Trellis Restaurant to your kitchen, this book
contains finished products that could be works of art. A variety of
skill levels are required, and tips from the chef accompany each recipe.
_Mrs Fields' I Love Chocolate Cookbook_ by Debbi Fields.
(Time-Life Books 1994) Another cookbook for the working mother, filled
with treats to delight children and grownups alike.
Subject: 5. Other books
Last-modified: 6 Jan 1996
_Chocolate: The Consuming Passion_ by Sandra Boynton. (Workman
Publishing, New York, 1982) Ms. Boynton is an illustrator whose greeting
cards are ubiquitous. This is a light-hearted book for and about chocolate,
though it does cover the basics like how chocolate is made and what the
differences are between various flavors of chocolate.
_Chocolatier_ This isn't a book, but a magazine - new chocolate
information every month! Each issue has recipes in it, as well as tips
and other tidbits of interest to the chocoholic. A year's subscription
can be had for $19.95 (add $6.00 overseas) and can be requested at:
Chocolatier Magazine; Dept A92; P.O. Box 333; Mt. Morris, IL 61054 -
or if you're too anxious to wait for snail-mail, send your request off