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Valentine’s Day: Fine Chocolate Gifts and Experiences (Part 2)

Make Mine Fine marketplace features over 100 fine chocolate companies offering direct-to-consumer sales. Many of these companies are small businesses who rely on you to purchase their products during these difficult times. Fine chocolate is a healthier alternative to store-bought candy and most of the companies have more direct purchasing arrangements with cocoa farmers.   We hope […]

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Recommended Chocolate Cookbooks – The Perfect Holiday Gift

Recently, I asked acclaimed chef and FCIA board member Maricel Presilla to help me develop a list of chocolate cookbooks to share with our readers. She provided some wonderful suggestions geared for the beginner, all the way to the master chef level. I also added her book to the list, along with a few others! Hopefully you will find the […]

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Fine Chocolate Gifts for the Holidays (Part 2)

Last week, I posted some holiday chocolate gift ideas from members of the Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA). Here is part 2, which was prepared by FCIA Intern, Ulgen Kurygin. We hope you enjoy it! Remember, ordering from Make Mine Fine helps to support artisan chocolate makers and farming communities who grow cocoa responsibly in the tropics.  Hot Chocolate  (Eidfjord, […]

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Fine Chocolate Gifts for the Holidays (Part 1)

The Make Mine Fine website has made it easier than ever to find the perfect holiday chocolate gift for someone special in your life. Chocolate gifts can enhance any of the upcoming holidays:    November 26: Thanksgiving (United States) December 8: Bodhi – Day of Enlightenment (Bhudhist)   December 10 – December 18: Hanukkah (Jewish) December […]

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My Journey from an African Classroom to Fine Chocolate

It’s hard to believe that next year marks my third anniversary as Executive Director of the Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA). My career path is different from most of the nearly 300 members of our organization. I don’t have a background in culinary arts or chocolate making, nor as a pastry chef. I do, however, […]

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Addressing Poverty and Child Labor in Cocoa: A Fine Chocolate Perspective

Despite the COVID pandemic, families and friends around the world are looking forward to the upcoming holiday season. This is the time of the year when we celebrate our blessings and dine together. Chocolate will invariably be on the menu, since it is one of the most popular desserts in the world. As you prepare […]