Chocolate

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Comparing the Nutella competitors

Published Oct. 26, 2017

Nutella is ubiquitous now. Heck, there's even an entire Nutella Cafe in Chicago. And there appear to be more competitors than ever for your hazelnut spread dollar. We decided to taste the ones we could find in Milwaukee and compare them - a difficult job, but we did it, so you don't have to.

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Melt Chocolates plans storefront at Lincoln Warehouse

Published Sept. 14, 2017

The Lincoln Warehouse is building a name for itself as a destination for beer, cocktails and more thanks to tenants like Enlightened Brewing Company, Twisted Path Distillery and Dock18 Cocktail Lab. But, beginning sometime in October, you can add chocolate to that list.

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Made in Milwaukee: Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

Published Aug. 11, 2017

If you've purchased the bulk blocks of confectionary coating at area grocery stores during the holidays, you've experienced at least one product from Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate, one of the industry leaders in industrial cocoa and chocolate production.

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Goody Gourmets to close Brown Deer shop, open in Glendale

Published July 12, 2017

The City of Glendale Plan Commission approved plans for a new location for gourmet popcorn and confections retailer Goody Gourmets. The snazzy new shop will offer an expanded product selection as well as a seating area for customers.

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5 tips from master chocolatier Anette Righi DeFendi

Published Feb. 11, 2016

Thinking of making a super indulgent chocolate dessert for Valentine's Day? If so, how do you ensure that your chocolate masterpiece is, well, actually a masterpiece? These tips should help.

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The Sweet Life: Kohler chocolatier Anette Righi DeFendi

Published Nov. 27, 2015

Anette Righi DeFendi, who started out with a career in journalism, traveled a long road to becoming a chocolatier. But, a love for baking and an encouraging sister eventually led her down the path to chocolate.

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Customers crazy for Half Nuts

Published April 20, 2014

For 24 years, Mary and William Ziegler have owned and operated candy and nut shop, Half Nuts, 9617 W. Greenfield Ave., in West Allis. Over the decades, they have seen a lot of changes in the industry and, despite the name and the increased sugar intake, seem to have remained sane.

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Damiano shares secrets for perfect wine-chocolate Valentine's Day match

Published Feb. 10, 2014

We talked to Christian Damiano, who serves as beverage director at Potawatomi Bingo Casino - and Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers - to find out how to find the perfect match to help you celebrate your perfect match this Valentine's Day.