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How is it that Thanksgiving is next week?? 😲
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How is it that Thanksgiving is next week?? 😲 . . Busy working on holiday production. And this is a sneak peek of our new 🎃 spice. . . . . . . . . #pumpkin#pumkinspice#chocolate
15.11.2018 00:06:35
🎄 came early for us this year!!! 😍😍😍
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Our Rose water saffron truffle won 🥇
🎄 came early for us this year!!! 😍😍😍 . . . Our Rose water saffron truffle won 🥇 for overall truffle artistry and silver for most unique!!! . . Can we say wooot woot? 🎊🎊 . thank you @thechocolatesalon and judges who reviewed all the entries and for awarding me this medal. . . . 2nd 📸: our little sunshine of rose water saffron!! . . . . . . . #awardwinning#truffle#bonbons#artistry
14.11.2018 00:06:43
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What’s your favorite drink as 🧒👦? Most likely, it has something to do with hot c
What’s your favorite drink as 🧒👦? Most likely, it has something to do with hot cocoa. . . It seems such a universal drink. But this beverage has so many different variations, depending on the regions you’re in. . . So I decided to look at the difference between Mexican, Venezuelan and Peruvian hot chocolates. So here is a quick summary: 📌Mexican Hot Chocolate: Chocolate is made with water and milk. Spiced with cinnamon, cayenne, and nutmeg. It seems that cinnamon is 🔑 for this drink. 📌Venezuelan Spiced Hot Chocolate: spiced with star anise, cinnamon, allspice, and 🍊 zest. Sweetened with brown sugar and topped off with dark rum. 📌Peruvian Hot Chocolate: it’s made with evaporated milk🥛 and sometimes with condense milk. Spiced with cloves, cinnamon and occasionally with nutmeg. . . So....how do you drink your hot chocolate? . . . . Sources📝 from: 🎯Venzuelan recipe from: Genius Kitchen and @todayshow 🎯Peruvian recipe from bloggers: @livinginperu and @thegeneticchef . . 1st 📸:Vietnamese Coffee 2nd📸: Mexican Hot chocolate @finecooking 3rd📸: Venezuelan spiced hot chocolate border grill 4th📸: Peruvian Hot chocolate: from livinginperu.com 📸 credit: Provecho Peru . . . . . . #chocolate#hotchocolate#mexicanhotchocolate
09.11.2018 23:37:46
In Chile and Argentina, there’s a popular sweet food called Cuchufli. It’s rolle
In Chile and Argentina, there’s a popular sweet food called Cuchufli. It’s rolled like cigar wafers filled with Manjarblanco, similar to dulce de leche. . . Sometimes these wafers are coated with chocolate. . . . 1st 📸: mango con habanero 2nd📸: @merycocina. . . . . . . #cuchufli#wafers#sweets#chile#argentina
08.11.2018 23:35:49
Brigadeiros is a traditional Brazillian dessert created in 1940. .
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Brigadeiros is a traditional Brazillian dessert created in 1940. . . Brigadeiro was first made to help raise presidential campaign funds for Eduardo Gomes. He held a Brigadier position in the military. . . During his election, his campaign team did not want to sell the typical merchandising goods. So instead to raise campaign funds, they decided to sell candies. But this was 1945 and it was difficult to access fresh 🥛. . . So the confections were made with condensed sugar, butter, and chocolate. . . Even though Eduardo Gomes did not win his election, his fundraising candies won the 💗 of the Brazillians. . . Brigadeiro is a hand rolled confection coated with chocolate spinkles, nuts 🥜, fruits, or any toping you like. . Source: Wikipedia . 1st📸 : On Point (72% Dark Chocolate) 2nd📸 : Brigadeiros from chewtown.co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #brigadeiro#brazil#sweets#foodhistory
08.11.2018 00:25:40
Alfajores is a common confection  eaten throughout South America.  Its root came
Alfajores is a common confection eaten throughout South America. Its root came from Spain. But South American’s version varies a bit from the Spanish. . . . The South American’s version has two sweet biscuits filled with a manjar blanco filling, similar to dulce de leche 🍯. . . . Traditionally, this sandwich confection is coated with powdered sugar. But more recently, you can find this sandwich covered in 🍫. . . . In Mexico, 🥥 filling is used instead of manjarblanco. And in Nicaragua, they used molasses as the filling. . . . So have you tried alfajores? What do you think? . . Source: Wikipedia . 1st 📸: Lekach (Honey cake) 2nd📸: Alfajores from lapetitseats . . . . . . . . . . #alfajores#mexico#chocolate
07.11.2018 00:03:24
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Tejas is an iconic Peruvian 🥟 dumpling shaped confection.
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Tejas is an iconic Peruvian 🥟 dumpling shaped confection. . . The 🍬 is filled with manjar blanco, similar to dulce de leche, with dried fruits or nuts. . . It was first made by a Ican woman named Rosalia. The original Tejas was made with pecans and a thick manjarblanco covered with white fondant. . . Her sweets became so popular that she expanded into chocotejas and other sweets. Chocotejas are basically tejas covered in chocolate instead of the white fondant. . . Now, you can find it with different fillings like 🍋, 🍊peels, guava, passion fruit, and others. . . Source: Vera Arbitol from 196flavors blog and Puredelights.com . . . 1st 📸 : Banana Foster (previously known as Caramel Kuany). 2nd 📸 : Chocotejas from elpopular.pe . . . . . . . . #chocolate#tejas#chocotejas#peru#sweets
05.11.2018 23:20:16
Most Indian kitchen, you will find a Masala Dabba, spiced box.  It’s a container
Most Indian kitchen, you will find a Masala Dabba, spiced box. It’s a container filled with 7 smaller containers filled with your typical spice found in Indian dishes. . . The spiced box is intended to be place close to your cooking area. With Indian cooking, where timing is crucial. . . You need to have the right oil temperature for mustard seed to pop💥, for cumin seeds to sizzle and for turmeric to lose its rawness. . . Acxesibily of spices is key in making the cooking process easier. . . . This is such a great idea. I’d love to have my go to spices in one accessible container. . . If you had one of these masala dabba, what will you fill yours with? Comment 👇. . . . . . . . 1st 📸: Ruby bar (white chocolate w/ 🍌, cranberry, and almonds) 2nd 📸: masala dabba (spice box) from naaturekitchen.uk. . . . . #masala#spices#indian#indiancooking
02.11.2018 23:34:32
Diwali festival starts next week.  It made me wonder how much I know about Diwal
Diwali festival starts next week. It made me wonder how much I know about Diwali. . . Not much! 🤔 . . So here’s some info on Diwali: 📌the most popular festival in Hindu. It celebrates the victory: 📌Of light over darkness 📌Of good over evil 📌Of knowledge over ignorance. . . The festival is celebrated over a 5 day period. Folks prepare their house by cleaning, decorating their house. . . 💡Lights are lit inside and outside of their house. And some celebrate it with fireworks 💥. . . . . 1st 📸: rose 🌹 water saffron 2nd 📸: candles lit for Diwali from wikipedia . . . . . . . . #diwali#newyear#festival#festivaloflights
01.11.2018 22:59:36
I always thought of Diwali as an Indian holiday. .
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In fact all Hindus will be
I always thought of Diwali as an Indian holiday. . . In fact all Hindus will be celebrating Diwali. While it’s true that India has the largest Hindu’s population, they are not the only one who will be celebrating Diwali. . . Even places like Bali, Indonesia will be celebrating Diwali. 85% of Balinese practices Hinduism. . . Here are 5 other places that will be celebrating Diwali outside of India: 🖊Nepal 🖊Bangladesh 🖊Bali, Indonesia 🖊Pakistan 🖊Sri Lanka . . . Information: @wikipedia . . 👉🏻 to see what Balinese streets look like during Diwali. . . . 1st 📸: mango elaichi (cardamom) 2nd 📸: Diwali in bali from villa-bali.com . . . #diwali#bali#newyear
30.10.2018 22:34:01
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Did you know that Halloween is celebrated all over the world? .
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Did you know that Halloween is celebrated all over the world? . . Ok, they don’t all look like children dressed up as ghosts or Spiderman ready for trick o treating. . . But a lot of cultures spend some time celebrating their deceased ancestors. Though these “Halloweens” are not all celebrated in October. . . Here are 5 “Halloweens” celebrated around the world: 💀Mexico: Dia(s) de los Muertos celebrated in October- November- Celebrating the life of their past ancestors (adults or children. 💀Scotland & Ireland: Samhain celebrated in October- it’s thought that Halloween is an evolution of the Samhain. (Celtic New Year). 💀Italy: Tutti i Morti celebrated in November - Celebrating all souls day. People remember their late loved ones. 💀Poland: Zaduszki celebrated in November- Celebrating all souls day Families place lanterns, wreaths, and small gifts in the relatives’ graves. It’s more of a solemn celebration. 💀Japan: Obon celebrated in July - August - 3 day Bhudist festival honoring spirits of the ancestors by visiting their graves and visiting places that associates with family history. 💀South Korea: Chuseok celebrated in August. South Koreans visit their hometowns and share traditional feasts and pay respects to their ancestors. It’s also a time where they celebrate Thanksgiving. . . But there’s definitely a lot more. . Information gathered from: @businessinsider . . 1st 📸: Fistik bar: white chocolate bar with apple, sour cherry, pistachio. 2nd 📸: from hellogiggles.com 3rd 📸: chuseok from @sweetandtastytv. . . . . . . . . #haloween#diadelosmuertos#chuseok#ancestors
29.10.2018 22:57:25
Regions with warmer climates tend to have spicier food or art least it’s heavily
Regions with warmer climates tend to have spicier food or art least it’s heavily spiced. . . The heat and spices give an anti-microbial properties to the food, which prevents spoilage. . . Here are 10 places to visit for all you, spicy food daredevils: . . 🌶 Mexico 🌶 Thailand 🌶 India 🌶 Jamaica 🌶 China 🌶 Korea 🌶 Malaysia 🌶 Ethiopia 🌶 Sri Lanka 🌶 Bhutan . . So where will you go? . . List is referenced : Jessica Faleiro skycanner.co.in . . . 📸: dreamy nangka (jackfruit) . . . . . #spicyfood#spicy#spicyfoodlover#eatandtravel
25.10.2018 22:34:55
As you know our main objective is to celebrate diversity through flavors.  So fo
As you know our main objective is to celebrate diversity through flavors. So for us, it is important that we celebrate the various cultural heritage month. . . . And this past week was the end of Hispanic Heritage Month. . . So, I want to celebrate🎊 the Hispanic community and the impact they have on breaking boundaries. . . And for those who continue to inspire others and the next generation on breaking more barriers. . . Here are a very short list who made an impact in our community: . . 🖊Ellen Ochoa: 1st female Hispanic astronaut who transported supplies between the shuttle Discovery and International Space Station in Spring 1999. 🖊Carlos Juan Finlay: A Cuban doctor and scientist that showed the connection between mosquito and yellow fever. 🖊Mario J Molian: 1st Mexican born scientist to win a Noble Prize in Chemistry. He discovered that there’s an environmental threat of Chlorofluorocarbon gasses (CFCs), a chemical found in refrigerants. 🖊Albert Baez: A Mexican physicist who co-invented X-ray reflection microscope. . . And a lot more! . . Happy Belated Hispanic Heritage Month! 🎊🎉 . . . 📸: mango elaichi (cardamom) . . . . . #heritagemonth#hispanicheritagemonth#hispanic#diversity#diversityandinclusion#culturalappreciation
24.10.2018 22:14:31
Fall is in full swing now.  What traditions do you typically do during fall seas
Fall is in full swing now. What traditions do you typically do during fall season? . . Ever wonder what October looks like around the world? . . ✔️Maine, USA: You’ll find the most beautiful fall foliage. ✔️Norway: You will start seeing frost in the nearby plants yet you’ll still see bright blue sky. ✔️Greece: It’s the perfect time to visit. It’s the end of the busy season and the weather is temperate. ✔️South Africa: They are in the midst of the summer season. ✔️Indonesia: it’s the end of the dry season and the start of the monsoon season. . . 1st 📸: mango con habanero 2nd 📸: Fall in Maine from deviant art.com 3rd 📸: Norway from heartmybackpack.com 4th 📸: Greece from climatestotravel.com . . . #mango#habanero#fall#fallseason
23.10.2018 22:49:48
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Holiday and seasonal flavors are going through the last iterations of flavor dev
Holiday and seasonal flavors are going through the last iterations of flavor development. 🤗🤗 . . On average, it takes us 10+ iterations before reaching the final recipe. . . We want to make sure that it has the right flavor combination. . . Here’s what you can look forward to for the upcoming holiday 🎄release: - Raspberry Yuzu - Pumpkin🎃 Pie - Masala - Sesame Praline - Coconut Lime . . We 🎨 the truffle after we reach the final recipe. We find that designs can bias the feedback. . . 📸: strawberry 🍓 matcha . . . . . #recipedevelopment#recipe#chocolatier#strawberry#matcha
22.10.2018 22:50:48
Halloween is less than 2 weeks away.  Have you decided what your costume is?
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Halloween is less than 2 weeks away. Have you decided what your costume is? . . . Halloween has a deeper history than the trick o treating. Did you know that the root of Halloween goes back 2000 years ago in the celtic region? . . . Ancient Celtics celebrate their New Year on 11/1. This day marks the end of summer and harvest, but it also starts the dark and cold winter season where it’s often associated with human death. . . . On New Year’s eve, they believe the boundary between the living and dead worlds is blurred. . . So on New Year’s eve, they celebrate Samhain, to celebrate the return of ghosts of the dead back to earth. . . . Even though they believe the ghosts of the dead bring destruction, they also believe that the ghosts can predict the future. . . . And this brings the Celts comfort during the long dark and cold winter. . . . History of Halloween taken from: @history 🎥: painting our mango con habanero. . . . . . . . #history#halloween#celtics
19.10.2018 22:46:51
As soon as I learned about pharaohs in 5th grade, I’ve been obsessed with them.
As soon as I learned about pharaohs in 5th grade, I’ve been obsessed with them. . . . I watchall shows that cover King Tut, Cleopatra and others. . . . And it’d be incredible to go visit the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. . . . 👉🏻 Slide for pictures. . . 1st 📸: @mdecoudreaux ; custom 12 piece box 2nd 📸: @lonelyplanet 3rd 📸: newsofthenewage.wordpress.com . . . . #pharaohs#egypt#obsessed#travel#culturalhistory#history
18.10.2018 22:32:42
I really really want to go see the Northern Lights. .
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I really really want to go see the Northern Lights. . . . Not sure if you know this, but the Northern Lights are caused by a collision of the gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere and the charged particles from the sun. . . . And the variation of colors represent the different gasses present in the particles. . . . Come on, who wouldn’t want to see an amazing site like this? 🤩 . . Will you travel to a place just to see this? . . . Places to see the northern Lights: ✔️NW part of Canada (Yukon, Nunavut) ✔️Alaska ✔️Southern tip of Greenland ✔️Southern tip of Iceland ✔️Norway ✔️Siberia ✔️Antartica ✔️ Southern Indian Ocean . . . 1st 📸: Lekach ( honey🍯cake) 2nd 📸: taken from patch.com . . . . . . . #northernlights#phenomenon#alaska#travel#bucketlist#adventure
17.10.2018 22:01:29
Companies in Finland, Brazil, Germany and Spain offer 30 days of paid time off t
Companies in Finland, Brazil, Germany and Spain offer 30 days of paid time off to their employees. 😱😱 . . . If you had a full month off for a vacation, where would you go? . . 📸: cranberry jeruk 🍊 . . . . . . . #vacation#travel#traveling#adventure#adventuretime
16.10.2018 22:35:46
So what’s the most adventurous thing you’ve eaten on your travel? .
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So what’s the most adventurous thing you’ve eaten on your travel? . . . But when I was in Nairobi, I visited a popular steakhouse, known for their game meat. . . . It has a similar idea to a Brazillian steakhouse. Servers walk around with huge skewers filled with meat. . . . I tried Crocodile and Ostrich. And the night was capped off with a classic Kenyan cocktail called dawa. . . . It’s a vodka based drink with lime juice and sugar cane syrup. 👅 . . . 📸: rose water saffron. . . . . . #foodventure#foodadventure#eatandtravel#kenya#nairobi
12.10.2018 23:02:41
I often talk about traveling overseas and being a tourist at places far, far awa
I often talk about traveling overseas and being a tourist at places far, far away. But it’s just as fun to play tourist at your own home town. . . For Labor weekend, we played tourist in SF 🌁. It’s only a train ride away, but we don’t do this enough. . . We rarely take the chance to walk around in SF. So this time, we parked our car and walked all over the city. . . You get a different experience when you walk everywhere. . . So we checked out Coit Tower and walked up and down Embarcadero. . . Next time we play tourist in the city, we will rent Go-Car tours. Have you done it? . . Here are ✋ tips to play tourist in your own city: ✔️Learn the history of the city. Visit a museum or historical sites. ✔️Stay the night and experience the city in the morning. ✔️Check out new restaurants, new coffee shops, new art studios #, etc. ✔️ Do the tourist tour like a group your or a moped your. ✔️Check out the city skyline 🌇from the highest location in the city. . . . 📸: midnight macro (dark chocolate mango) . . . . #adventure#adventuretime#adventureseeker#staycation#tourist#sf
11.10.2018 23:14:29
What are the 3 things you always do when you’re abroad? .
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What are the 3 things you always do when you’re abroad? . . For me, I really like to immerse myself in the culture. So I do these 3 things, wherever I go: . . ✔️ Try to speak the language. Even if it’s as simple as good morning, thank you and most importantly, where’s the bathroom. 🤣 ✔️ Dine at a hole in the wall location. ✔️ Go to a museum. . . . What’s on your list? Share 👇 . . 📸: (top) cranberry jeruk🍊 (middle) Lekach [honey 🍯 cake] (bottom) Rose water saffron . . . . . . #history#culture#culturaldiversity#immerseyourself
10.10.2018 23:18:21
Study shows that people who vacations live longer.  Is the result surprising to
Study shows that people who vacations live longer. Is the result surprising to you? 💁🏻‍♀️ . . . We go on vacations for a lot of reasons. And sometimes, it’s as simple as a way to get away from the everyday madness. . . . Let’s be real, how often do you find yourself daydreaming about being in France, Portugal, etc; while sitting in a meeting? 🙄 . . So where’s your next vacation going to be? . . . . . 📸: mango elaichi (cardamom) . . . . . . . #vacation#vacationmode#vacay#mango#cardamom
09.10.2018 22:32:44
I’m just recalling my first trip without my parents. •
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I’m just recalling my first trip without my parents. • • My first trip was a girls trip to Cancun, Mexico. • • We took a day trip to Yucatan to learn about Chichen Itza. Back then, we could climb the pyramid. • • So I raced my way to the top of the pyramid. And silly me, I forgot I had a fear of heights. • • So instead of enjoying the view, I was plastered against the wall of the pyramid terrified. 😰😱 • • Despite the massive anxiety, I’m glad I climbed to the top. • • Do you remember your first trip without the parents? Was it a local trip or an international trip? • • Share the place you went 👇. . . 📸: caramel kuany 🍌 . . . . . . . . #cancun#yucatan#yucatanmexico#chichenitza#mayans
08.10.2018 23:52:12
Did you know that pistachio has gone as far back as 7000 B.C. .
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Did you know that pistachio has gone as far back as 7000 B.C. . . . And archaeological evidence shows that it was first consumed around Turkey. . . . And if you have a chance to go to Turkey, make sure you spend some time in ”Fairy Chimneys” at Cappadocia. . . . . . . . 1st 📸: getting ready in making a chocolate bar 2nd 📸: Fairy Chimneys t Cappadocia from @smithsonianmagazine . . . . . . . #turkey#foodculture#foodhistory#cappadocia
05.10.2018 22:35:32
Have you ever been 😷 on your travel? .
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It’s the worst to feel under the weathe
Have you ever been 😷 on your travel? . . It’s the worst to feel under the weather, when you’re not at home. . . So what’s your routine to get yourself back to normal? Post your remedies 👇. . . . . •🎥: unmoulding our Vietnamese Coffee . . . . . . #travel#coffee#chocolate#darkchocolate#traveling
04.10.2018 22:32:13
Have you ever started your week like you’re in a Twilight Zone? .
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Have you ever started your week like you’re in a Twilight Zone? . . . Well.... that’s today for me. 🙄🙄How are you doing? . . . Lesson learned: don’t put your compressor on the table, when trying to shoot a video. 🤣🤣 . . . . . . #paintingday#painting#chocolate#chocolates#twilightzone
01.10.2018 20:10:19
When you travel,  is there one thing that you always do in all the places? .
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When you travel, is there one thing that you always do in all the places? . . For some folks, they have to visit the museum. While some must visit the local eateries where locals dine. . . And if you’re religious, a place of worship may be on the list. . . While most of these are true for us, one thing that I always do is learn the common spices used in the local dishes. And how these spices really connect to their food culture. . . 1st 📸: romantic macro (mango) & On Point ( dark chocolate) . . . . . #foodhistory#foodculture#spices
28.09.2018 22:32:26
Did you know that there’s almost a nickname for all the South East Asian countri
Did you know that there’s almost a nickname for all the South East Asian countries? . . . Emerald of the equator is a nickname for Indonesia. . . Emerald refers to the green and lush tropical rain forest that Indonesia has. And the equator makes sense as we are geographically located on the equator. . . . 1st 📸: Dreamy Nangka (Jackfruit) 2nd 📸: a friend of mine looking distracted in the rainforest. 🤣 . . . . . #emerald#equator#rainforest#indonesia
27.09.2018 23:28:43
What’s the one thing that you never forget to bring on your vacation? .
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What’s the one thing that you never forget to bring on your vacation? . . And I don’t mean your essentials. In addition to that, what do you always bring? . . One of my friend always carry a girl Lego. She ❤️ taking picture of her through a her adventures. . . Check in the comment, on what I always bring with me. . . 📸: Rose Water Saffron with a new design idea. . . . . #travel#travelholic#traveler#adventure#adventureseeker#adventuretime
26.09.2018 23:03:28
So I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “you leave a piece of your heart when you t
So I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “you leave a piece of your heart when you travel”. . . Well...for me I left a piece of my ab in Spain; while eating my way through La Boqueria. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 🤣 . . . 1st 📸: strawberry matcha 2nd 📸: a variety of empanadas. 3rd 📸: fresh fruit juices . . . #empanadas#spain#openmarket#fruitjuices#eatandtravel#travel#foodie#travelling#nomnomnom
25.09.2018 23:22:06
Happy Monday!!
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I’m daydreaming that I’m back at Laguna Beach in SoCal explor
Happy Monday!! . . I’m daydreaming that I’m back at Laguna Beach in SoCal exploring these protected sea creatures!! . . . What are you daydreaming about? . . . . . . . #beach#beachlife#seacreatures#socalbeaches#exploring
24.09.2018 23:15:59
This past labor day,  we hung out in Muir Beach. If you haven’t been there,  you
This past labor day, we hung out in Muir Beach. If you haven’t been there, you should check it out. . . It’s a nice small beach with a really nice trial to hike on. . . But this just made us realize on how much we want our next vacation to be a relaxing and beachy vacation. . . Bali, Indonesia would be an awesome location. A location that combines a few of our ❤️ together. . . It has the beach that we’re looking for and it also has a very rich Hindu culture. And there’s generations of traditions that you can observe through the Balinese dancing. . . . And last but not least, to explore the area through some amazing food 😋. Bali is famous for its ”babi guling”, which is roast suckling pig. 👅 . . . . . 1st 📸: @mdecoudreaux 2nd 📸: a temple in Bali. 3rd 📸: a traditional Balinese dance . . . . . . . . #beachvacation#travel#bali#indonesia#passport#adventure#traveler#travelling#localtradition#baliindonesia
21.09.2018 22:47:11
My love of travel comes from my parents. .
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My love of travel comes from my parents. . . When my parents were in their 20s, they lived in Germany. And I would hear stories of their road trips to Paris and etc. . . It sounds so exciting to be able to explore the world and to be able to see the culture in person. . . For me, I think that’s what pushes me to keep exploring my nearby areas and the world. . . What’s the most impacting place, you’ve visited? . . 📸:@mdecoudreaux . . . . #explorer#adventure#travel#travelling#passport#traveler#traveladdict#worldtraveler#adventureseeker
20.09.2018 22:37:39
If I could live anywhere for 6 months,  I’d love to live in Bath, UK.
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If I could live anywhere for 6 months, I’d love to live in Bath, UK. . . I just love how serene this place is. . . Where would you live? . . 1st 📸:@mdecoudreaux 2nd 📸: @thewindsorguesthousebath. . . . #bathuk#uk#england#adventuretime#traveljunkie#traveler
19.09.2018 22:32:27
There are many reasons why people love to travel.  One reason is that we do it f
There are many reasons why people love to travel. One reason is that we do it for the challenge. . . For me, my trip to Peru was the most physically and mentally challenging trip. . . So, my husband really wanted to hike our way to Machu Pichu. We booked our trip too late and ended up hiking the less traveled trail, Laras trail. . . It turned out to be the best decision we ever made. We were really able to enjoy Peru at its best and hiked through it at our own pace. . . We hiked the Andes mountain range for 9 hrs/ day and for 3 days straight. On the second day, we had to hike through the snow while climbing to a 13,000 ft summit. . . Honestly, I never thought I would be able to survive that hike. But I did; and I am grateful that we pushed our way through. . . At the end of our trip, our tour guide was surprised that we completed the trek. Well that comment was really directed at at me 🤣. . . But I told him at the beginning and at the end, that I’m not a quitter. We always finish what we started, even if we need an oxygen tank to finish it. 😆 . . So have you taken a trip where you pushed your limit physically and mentally? ❤️ to hear your story 👇!! . . 👈 for pictures from our hike. . . . 1st 📸: @mdecoudreaux 2nd 📸: before our 2nd summit 3rd 📸: a gorgeous llama (jealous of her eyelashes 🙄) . . . . . . . . . #adventureseeker#machupichu#peru#hiking#hikingadventure#worldtraveler#challenge
18.09.2018 22:48:42
Happy Monday!! .
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Have you visited a place where  you just completely fell in ❤
Happy Monday!! . . Have you visited a place where you just completely fell in ❤️ with its history? . . Love to hear the place that you fell 😍 with. . . . 📸: @mdecoudreaux . . . #travel#adventure#travelgram#traveller#historicalplace#history
17.09.2018 22:27:30
This is our Vietnamese coffee. .
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This is our Vietnamese coffee. . . . Met a new friend yesterday who spent a few weeks traveling up and down the Mekong River. . . . So he and his family visited Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand. . . . I think that sounds like an 🎉 trip. I wonder when I can do a trip like this.🤔 . . Can you imagine all the things you’ll see, like the floating market in Vietnam? And the smell of the food with spices like lemongrass, turmeric, kaffir lime, and more coming from the street vendor stalls. 😋😋 . . . . And for sure, I’ll be eating my way through the Mekong River. I mean,really, why would you not? 🤣🤣 . . . Would you be willing to backpack through these regions? . . . . . . . . . . . #backpacking#mekongriver#southeastasia#travel#travelling#eatandtravel#eatpraylove#adventure
14.09.2018 22:42:52
Happy International Chocolate day 🍫.
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A chocolate a day keeps...eh..the docto
Happy International Chocolate day 🍫. . . A chocolate a day keeps...eh..the doctors away. 😬 . . . What’s the most unique chocolate you’ve had. Let me know 👇. . . . . . #chocolate#chocolateday#darkchocolate#whitechocolate#artisanchocolate#trufffles
13.09.2018 22:48:06
Oh this is me in my happy happy🤗 zone! .
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I feel 💆🏻‍♀️ so zen when I’m in the
Oh this is me in my happy happy🤗 zone! . . . I feel 💆🏻‍♀️ so zen when I’m in the kitchen. And honestly I’m giddy like a 🧒, when it’s time to create new recipe. . . . What’s your 🤗🤗 zone? . . . . . . . . . . . 📸 : @mdecoudreaux . . . . #chocolate#chocolatemaking#happyplace#chocolatier#chocolateaddict#kitchenlife#chocolatelover#chocolovers#darkchocolate#finechocolate#artisanchocolate#sweets
12.09.2018 22:46:51
17 years ago, something incredibly terrible occurred to us.  And this incident i
17 years ago, something incredibly terrible occurred to us. And this incident is etched into our memories forever. . . . Even though we ached to understand more on why and how anyone could do this, we also saw the beauty in humanity. . . So today as we remember the bravery and selflessness of people in those flights, people in the buildings, the 1st responders and endless more; we should also remember the continuous selflessness of our service members (and their family). Those who put their lives on the line for our freedom. . . But it’s also just as important for us to continue the generosity and love that we saw days and months after. . . . Let’s do something nice to a stranger, today. . . . . #weremember#lovetrumpshate#humanity#love#unitedwestand
11.09.2018 23:39:59
Happy Monday!!
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Happy Monday!! . . Have you ever wondered about your family’s history? . . I am interested in trying some of the services like Ancestry, 23 and me, or anything similar? . . I’d move to hear your experience with it. . . I just am unsure on how extensive their access of records from places like China. Hence, I have some hesitation on what these services can teach me. . . . . #familyhistory#familytree#heritage#history#familystory#family#fambam#coffee
11.09.2018 00:12:31
I’m curious what’s on your travel bucket list? ❤️ to hear your dream places. .
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I’m curious what’s on your travel bucket list? ❤️ to hear your dream places. . . . And are the items on the bucket list ever get crossed off? . . See my travel bucket list in the comment. 👇 . . . . . . . . #travel#bucketlist#bucketlisttravel#traveler#traveladdict
08.09.2018 00:45:10
Since I’m itching to travel.  I’d ❤️ to hear the places that you’ve visited that
Since I’m itching to travel. I’d ❤️ to hear the places that you’ve visited that truly surprised you? . . For me, a road trip to Northern California surprised me. . . It was our first 🎄 as a married couple. So we decided to drive North until we are too tired to drive. . . Secretively, my goal was to reach Oregon. But we never made it. . . Got into Eureka on Christmas day. We couldn’t find any open restaurants. So our dinner was stuff from the vending machine. 🤣🤣 . . The best part was discovering Fern Canyon. It’s beautiful that these pictures are not doing justice. . . 👉🏻 slide for Fern Canyon pictures. So what is the location that surprised you the most? . . . . . . . #travel#travelholic#adventuretime#travels#backyardadventures#californiaadventure#ferncanyon
07.09.2018 00:20:53
So have you ever traveled alone?  I mean alone for weeks 📆 at a time? .
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So have you ever traveled alone? I mean alone for weeks 📆 at a time? . . Would you ever do it again? If you haven’t done it, would you do it? . . I have a few girlfriends who love their solo travel. As for me, my solo travel was amazing!! 🎇 . . . . . . #travel#travelholic#travelling#solotravel#solotraveler#traveller
06.09.2018 00:05:28
Yesterday I read a blog on the various reasons why people ❤️ to travel.  Here ar
Yesterday I read a blog on the various reasons why people ❤️ to travel. Here are some common reasons: . . 📌 to expand their perspective 📌 to challenge themselves 📌love to learn 📌 get in touch with themselves 📌 to appreciate their life 📌to have an adventure . . So what’s your most common reason for traveling 🛫? . . . . . . . . . #travel#travelholic#travelbug#explore#chocolate#mango#habanero#chocolate#handmade#chocoholic#chocolatelover#bayareadessert#eatsf#nomnomnom#bayarea#chartruffles#bayareafoodie#local
04.09.2018 23:33:09
The word saffron is an evolution of a few cultures. .
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🖊stems from an old Frenc
The word saffron is an evolution of a few cultures. . . 🖊stems from an old French “safran” 🖊 the word itself comes from a Latin word “safranum” 🖊but safranum comes from the Arabic word za’faran 🖊 and za’faran evolved from the Persian word “zarparan” which mean 🌸 with golden petals 😅😅 that’s the end of the word evolution. . . Now who would’ve guessed that this word touches 4-5 cultures. . And unlike what Gus Portokalos (the dad) says, from My Big Fat Greek Wedding, not all words come from a Greek word...🤣🤣 . . Now, who loves that movie? ✋ . . 📸: @mdecoudreaux . . . . . #arabic#persian#saffron#rose#sweets#bayarea#bayareaeats#sanjose#sanjosefoodie#foodie#feedfeed#bayareabuzz#chocolate#local#f52grams#handmade#sweetlife#tasty#dessert#chocolateaddict#chocolatelover#feastagram#foodporn#nomnomnom#feedfeed#truffles#eatsf#chartruffles#bayareawhatsin#chocolatier
29.08.2018 22:52:59
Mark Twain summarizes why India is called a “ Golden Sparrow”:
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Mark Twain summarizes why India is called a “ Golden Sparrow”: • 📌the land of dreams 🧚🏻‍♀️and romance 💘 📌 the land of fabulous wealth 💰 and poverty 📌 the country of hundreds nations and hundreds of tongues 📌 nation of a thousand religions and ✌️million gods# 📌 grandmother of legend, great 👵🏻 of traditions . . . . 📸: @mdecoudreaux . . #india#gold#cardamom#mango#chocoholic#sweetlife#instagood#sweets#handmade#edibleart#chocolatier#chocolateaddict#chocolatelover#local#bayarea#bayareaeats#bayareabuzz#truffles#chartruffles#f52grams#feedfeed#foodart#foodgasm#foodporn#foodgram#feastagram#bayareafoodies#sanjosefoodie#chocolate#feedfeed
28.08.2018 22:54:55
🎥 A sneak peek on why I started this 🍫 brand 🎥
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🎥 A sneak peek on why I started this 🍫 brand 🎥 • • The story 🎞 comes from a personal and childhood experience. • • My family and I moved to the US in 1991. At the time, I was in 4th grade and was having a hard time fitting in to everything; a new school 🏫, new country and new culture. • • And kids being kids, some gave me a hard time for being different. (And trust me, I was ...different 😂) • • During this one incident, an American girl 👧 named Ashley, stood up for me. I was shocked because we didn’t know each other. • • Yet she was compelled to stand up for me. This incredible girl did this a few more times during the year. • • With her gesture, Ashley showed me that it’s ok to be comfortable in my own skin. Even if, I’m different from the others and to own my dorkines 😜 • • Most importantly, she taught me that we’re the same 4th grader.....just a couple awkward, and silly girls 😜. • • So I started this business as a way for me to continue what Ashley did to me. To show others that being different is ok. And we should celebrate our differences. • • 📸: @mdecoudreaux • • • • #diversity#childhoodmemories#community#standupforlove#love#feedfeed#chocoholic#sweets#handmade#chocolatier#chocolateaddict#chocolatelover#local#eeeeeats#bayarea#bayareaeats#chocolate#truffles#chartruffles#f52grams#feedfeed#buzzfeast#foodart#foodgasm#foodporn#foodgram#tasty#bayareadesserts#bayareafoodies#sanjosefoodie
27.08.2018 23:43:16
👌. I’m going to ask a❓and be honest with your feedback. •
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👌. I’m going to ask a❓and be honest with your feedback. • • Is it weird that this 📸 makes me want to sing “ 🎵I’m too sexy for my 💗. 🎵 Too sexy for my 💗. Love love’s...🎶” ? • • Is it weird? 🤷‍♀️ Is it?! 🤣🤣 Happy Friday!!! 🎉🎉 • • • • #chocoholic#instadaily#sweetlife#sweets#handmade#edibleart#artisanchocolate#chocolatier#chocolateaddict#chocolatelover#local#bayarea#bayareaeats#bayareabuzz#truffles#chartruffles#f52grams#feedfeed#buzzfeast#foodspotting#foodart#foodgasm#foodporn#chocolate#foodie#tasty#bayareadesserts#bayareafoodies#dessertagram#sanjosefoodie
24.08.2018 23:11:33
#tbt to my very first delivery 😮! .
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How the design has changed drastically sin
#tbt to my very first delivery 😮! . . How the design has changed drastically since then. . . Want to share my 💗 to everyone who supported 💁🏻‍♀️ me along the way and pushed me to keep growing!! 🙏 🙏. You guys are the 👍. . . . . #throwback#goodtimes#chocoholic#throwbackthursday#instadaily#sweetlife#sweets#handmade#artisanchocolate#chocolatier#chocolateaddict#bonbons#bayarea#bayareaeats#truffles#chartruffles#f52grams#buzzfeast#local#foodgasm#foodporn#foodieofinstagram#foodography#foodgram#tasty#feastagram#eeeeeats#bayareafoodies#sanjosefoodie
23.08.2018 23:55:14
Matcha is a popular tea to use for a Japanese tea 🍵 ceremony.
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Matcha is a popular tea to use for a Japanese tea 🍵 ceremony. • • And as you know a few Asian cultures have their version of a tea ☕️ ceremony. • • When I got married 💍, it was important for me to make sure that we also marry 👰 🤵 our cultures; my Chinese- Indonesian 👰 with his German- Scottish🤵background. • • So to do that, we had ☕️ ceremony ✌️ days before our wedding. During the ceremony, we received blessing 🙏 from my parents. • • But it is also a ⏱ to show gratitude 🙏 to our parents. It’s a time to show respect to anyone that’s older than us, and receive blessings 🙏from the extended family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦. • • So the tradition (at least in my family), anyone that’s older than the 👰 and 🤵 can participate in the tea 🍵 ceremony. • • • At this time, we serve the elders ☕️. And they will give their blessings and sometimes advice to the couple. • • Though I’ve seen my cousins🧔👱‍♀️ do it during their weddings💍 and I know how important it was for my family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 to continue on with the tradition; I didn’t realize how much it meant to me and how it would impact me. 🤨 • • I’m truly, truly glad that we did it. • • Then, the following day, we had German food and 🍺 for our rehearsal dinner. • • • Tell me what did you incorporate to your wedding 👰 🤵that speaks loudly about you? • • #morethanjustchocolate#wedding#weddingbells#tea#teaceremony#chocoholic#sweetlife#instagood#sweets#handmade#chocolatier#chocolateaddict#chocolatelover#local#bonbons#bayarea#bayareaeats#bayareabuzz#chartruffles#f52grams#feedfeed#buzzfeast#foodart#foodgasm#foodporn#foodography#foodgram#instafood#foodie
21.08.2018 22:55:36
The best way to start the week is to pipe some new truffles. .
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The best way to start the week is to pipe some new truffles. . . . What’s your favorite way to start a week? . . . . #chocolate#chocolates#mango#spicy#chocoholic#instadaily#sweetlife#gloss#instagood#sweets
20.08.2018 22:39:20
Our 🥇winning 🌶  chocolate:  mango con habanero.
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Our 🥇winning 🌶 chocolate: mango con habanero. . . . This chocolate reminds me of the snack I once had in Guadalajara, Mexico. . . It was a cup of sliced mangoes with a wedge of lime peppered with salt and cayenne. Or was it paprika? . . . Anyway, I ate it too fast. It was 👅. What part of Mexico have you been to? . . . . #mango#spicychocolate#habanero#spicy#chocolate#lime#winning#gold#chocoholic#instadaily#sweetlife#sweets#handmade#edibleart#chocolatier#chocolateaddict#chocolatelover#local#gourmet#gourmetchocolate#bayarea#bayareaeats#truffles#chartruffles#f52grams#foodart#foodporn#foodography#foodgram#art
16.08.2018 23:03:10
It’s 🐫 day!!! .
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I was catching up with a friend on her recent vacation.  And
It’s 🐫 day!!! . . . I was catching up with a friend on her recent vacation. And shared on how we both❤️ Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿. And how we wish we can go back. . . If I can go back to ✌️ places In a heartbeat 💗. I’d choose Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 and Kenya 🇰🇪 . . . . What would yours be? . . . 1st 📸: @mdecoudreaux 2nd 📸: Giraffe Centre in Nairobi Kenya 3rd 📸: 🦓 in Masai Mara during Safari trip. 4th 📸: Stonehenge, Salisbury, UK. 5th 📸: Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland. Featured in “The World is Not Enough”. . . . . #vacation#travels#chocoholic#instadaily#sweetlife#gloss#instagood#sweets#handmade#edibleart#chocolatier#chocolateaddict#chocolatelover#local#bonbons#bayarea#bayareaeats#bayareabuzz#truffles#chartruffles#f52grams#feedfeed#buzzfeast#chocolate#foodart#foodgasm#foodieofinstagram#foodgram#instafood#tasty
15.08.2018 22:28:19
This mango elaichi is our version of mango lassi. .
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This mango elaichi is our version of mango lassi. . . The first time I had a mango lassi, it was just 🎉🎉. My friend took me to an Indian restaurant. . . And the lassi gave such a ❄️ balance to the 🔥 Indian food I was having! I drank most of it before I finished my meal. 😁 . . So have you had a mango lassi before? . . . . . 📸:@mdecoudreaux . . #mango#chocoholic#sweetlife#instagood#sweets#handmade#edibleart#artisanchocolate#chocolatier#chocolateaddict#chocolatelover#local#bonbons#bayarea#bayareaeats#bayareabuzz#truffles#chartruffles#f52grams#feedfeed#buzzfeast#foodspotting#foodart#chocolate#foodporn#foodography#foodgram#instafood#tasty#eeeeeats
14.08.2018 22:35:30
Happy Monday!! 🎉🎉
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Happy Monday!! 🎉🎉 . . Hope everyone had a relaxing 💆🏻‍♀️ weekend. What’d you guys do for the weekend? . . Well, we just got back from our week long 🏝 to seattle and Vancouver 🇨🇦. . . . . . . . . . #chocoholic#instadaily#sweetlife#sweets#handmade#edibleart#chocolatier#chocolateaddict#chocolatelover#local#bonbons#bayarea#bayareaeats#bayareabuzz#truffles#chartruffles#f52grams#feedfeed#buzzfeast#foodart#foodieofinstagram#foodography#foodgram#food#instafood#foodie#chocolate#tasty#feastagram#eeeeeats
13.08.2018 22:20:31
These truffle flower beauties are our strawberry matcha 🍵. .
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These truffle flower beauties are our strawberry matcha 🍵. . . Ever wonder why 🍵 tea is so important for the Japanese tea ceremony? . . Japanese tea ceremony symbolizes ✌️, harmony & happiness 😀. And, the 🍵 tea promotes social bonding. . . . . #tea#matcha#chocoholic#instadaily#sweetlife#sweets#handmade#edibleart#chocolatier#chocolateaddict#chocolatelover#local#bonbons#pastryart#bayarea#bayareaeats#bayareabuzz#truffles#chartruffles#f52grams#feedfeed#flowers#foodart#foodporn#foodieofinstagram#foodography#foodgram#instafood#chocolate#tasty
10.08.2018 22:09:05
🤷‍♀️ Did you know that you can make your very own 🌹 water??
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🤷‍♀️ Did you know that you can make your very own 🌹 water?? . . It’s actually quite easy 👌! . You need✌️things: ✔️ 🌹 ✔️💦 . . 1. Steep 🌹 petals in 💦. 2. Sinner until the petals start to loose color. And 🎊 you’re ✅!! . . . . #rose#rosewater#chocoholic#instadaily#sweetlife#instagood#sweets#handmade#edibleart#artisanchocolate#chocolatier#chocolateaddict#chocolatelover#local#bonbons#bayarea#bayareaeats#bayareabuzz#truffles#chartruffles#f52grams#feedfeed#buzzfeast#foodspotting#foodart#foodgasm#foodporn#foodieofinstagram#foodography#tasty
09.08.2018 05:49:01
Have I told you on how much I 💗Mangoes? .
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Have I told you on how much I 💗Mangoes? . . This is our midnight 🌌 mahro (mango). . . Well here are ✋ fun facts on mangoes: ✔️more mangoes are 👅around the 🌎 every day than any other fruit! ✔️giving a basket of mangoes is a sign of friendship ✔️it’s related to cashews and pistachios. 😲 ✔️ the paisley design is based on the shape of mango. ✔️the oldest living mango tree is 300 yrs old. . . Do you ❤️ mangoes like I do? . . . . . . #mango#chocoholic#instadaily#sweetlife#gloss#sweets#handmade#edibleart#chocolatier#chocolateaddict#chocolatelover#local#craftchocolate#bonbons#bayarea#bayareaeats#bayareabuzz#truffles#chartruffles#f52grams#feedfeed#buzzfeast#foodspotting#foodart#foodgasm#chocolate#foodography#foodie#tasty#feastagram
07.08.2018 19:07:59
There are a lot of people who recently joined.  So let me introduce myself.
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There are a lot of people who recently joined. So let me introduce myself. 👇 My name is Charlotte Walter and I started this chocolate shop because I want to rep the diversity in my community. . . 3 interesting facts about me ✍🏻: . 🖋 This is my second career after engineering at medical device companies. . 🖋 My life changing trip was a solo trip to Kenya; where I taught children in Mombasa. . 🖋Last one, I have too many Trex 🦖 jokes. . . ❤️ to hear from you guys. Share one interesting fact👇. . . . 📸: @mdecoudreaux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #chocoholic#foodgasm#cocoa#instafood#instadaily#sweetlife#cacao#instagood#foodie#sweet#sweets#handmade#chefgossips#pastry#artisanchocolate#chocolatier#chocolateaddict#chocolatelover#local#handmade#craftchocolate#bonbons#gourmetchocolate#bayarea#bayareaeats#bayareabuzz#truffles#chartruffles#f52grams#feedfeed
03.08.2018 22:21:36
One of the ☝️ step in making 🍓 matcha 🍵 truffles.
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One of the ☝️ step in making 🍓 matcha 🍵 truffles. . . Here are ✋ fun facts on 🍓: . 🖊 1st garden 🍓 was grown in 🇫🇷. 🖊 is part of the rosacea 🌹 family. 😱 🖊 are not true berries. Technically, berries have their seeds inside the fruit! 😱 🖊 The Romans thought it has medicinal 💊 powers; treats from fainting, fever 🤒, to kidney stones. 🖊 🇺🇸 is the number ☝️ 🍓production in the world. . . . Which fun fact surprised you? . . . . . #strawberry#strawberries#chocoholic#instadaily#sweetlife#instagood#sweets#handmade#chefgossips#edibleart#chocolatier#chocolateaddict#chocolatelover#local#bonbons#bayarea#bayareaeats#bayareabuzz#truffles#chartruffles#feedfeed#buzzfeast#foodspotting#foodart#foodgasm#foodography#instafood#foodie#tasty#feastagram
26.07.2018 00:07:07
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