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Made with love – A box of love

Chocolate is a physical representation of love. To me, anyway. If you had to describe love as a physical thing or object, how would you describe it? What food or object would you relate love to? Chocolate is that expression of love for me. That is why I created A Box of Love. It is…

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Do you really mean you want to buy Australian made?

What is expensive? How does the Australian consumer define what is expensive? I hear the comment “It’s expensive” every now and then from people that come into our store and, if we are afforded the opportunity, we enlighten them about how much work it actually takes to make quality chocolates. We also remind them that…

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Chocolate is not meant to be eaten cold

Please don’t eat your chocolate cold! I cannot understand how anyone actually likes eating chocolate cold but you really do a disservice to the quality of good chocolate if you eat it straight out of the fridge. I don’t normally even store chocolates in the fridge – I would rather eat chocolate half melted than…

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Valentine’s day romance

Women love romance. Most men just don’t seem to get it. Now before you get your knickers in a knot at my generalisations, I do know there are some romantic men out there. There just aren’t enough. I don’t think it’s that men don’t want to please their women but, especially in Australia where men…

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Would you be devastated if chocolate…

I recently learned that Cocoa Farmers in West Africa only earn an average of $2AUD per day. $2 is their return for their contribution to (arguably) the most popular food product on the planet – chocolate. $2 is what they have to feed, clothe, house and school their entire family. I discovered that many children miss school on occasion…

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How can you tell the quality of chocolate?

How do you discern a good quality chocolate if you don’t know anything about the ingredients and only have taste and look to go from? Tasting chocolate is a lot like tasting wine (although I would say better). Words used to describe chocolate flavours are not dissimilar to those used for wine and the variations…

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Beenleigh as a tourist destination?

A few years ago, a key member of the Beenleigh community mentioned to me that they were forming a Logan Tourism Association. I said to him, “that’s a great idea”. I secretly said to myself “you have to be kidding!” I honestly thought why would a tourist...

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