| Mar 19, 2013
| 7:10 AM
The Virginia Chocolate Festival returns March 23¿24 to the Scope Exhibition Hall in Norfolk.
Presented by the Virginia Arts Festival, the event has grown to two days of everything chocolate.
Vendors will be offering chocolates from arorund the world...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 3:33 PM
CLEVELAND - Americans spend more than $700 million on chocolate for Valentine’s Day, according to the National Confectioners Association.
But what’s the best tasting chocolate for the money? Consumer Reports taste testers have sampled more...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Customers lined up outside Rheb's Candy early Monday, even before owner Wynn Harger opened the doors of the Southwest Baltimore shop his family has run for three generations. People, mostly men, crammed into the tiny, cottage-like store for much of the...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Every February 14 people throughout the world, pause to exchange gifts, chocolates and romantic greetings for a day set aside for lovers.
Yes, while many of us never know why such customs are upheld, much of the history of Valentine's Day, and even St....
| Feb 10, 2013
SANTA FE, N.M. — It's fair to call me a chocoholic, but it wasn't until a trip to Santa Fe that I realized I'd never had the good stuff.
What was supposed to be a casual late-December exploration of this New Mexican cultural hub wound up...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 5:10 PM
SOUTH BEND -- South Bend chocolate or Alabama ribs?
After some friendly small talk on the phone Wednesday afternoon, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg bet the mayor of Tuscaloosa, Ala., a box of chocolates from South Bend Chocolate Co. that Notre Dame will...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 10:09 AM
How do retailers keep shoppers enthusiastic now that Black Friday is over?
Banana Republic is giving away Ghirardelli chocolates and six Fiat 500s in the first 12 days of December. On Dec. 12, customers can either get 40 percent off their purchase or a...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 10:36 AM
As the patient and sympathetic host of shows like "Food 911" and "How to Boil Water," Tyler Florence has been a welcome presence on the Food Network for 16 years. But some fans have trouble pinning him down, Florence said. They'll say, "What do you do?...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Do you love chocolate? If so, head to Quakertown, where you’ll find scrumptious handmade chocolates freshly prepared by a French-trained pastry chef at Moussey Moose Chocolates, a new bakery that opened iearlier this month.
Brothers Daniel and...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 3:47 PM
With the aroma of chocolate bunnies and chocolate-covered coconut cream and pecan eggs filling many homes throughout the Lehigh Valley, what better way to start an Easter Sunday column than to talk about chocolate and tell you about a new place to buy it?...
| Feb 10, 2011
In years past, Yvan Valentin crafted elaborate mousse-filled meringue cakes for Frank Sinatra, built a towering croquembouche (a cream puff pyramid decorated with pulled sugar) for Jane Fonda and Ted Turner's wedding and constructed a chocolate replica of...