Monthly Archives: February 2015

Martha Washington’s Chocolate Cakes

Chocolate was a very popular beverage in the 1700s, so it is not surprising that it was also frequently served to guests at the time. Guests of Martha and George Washington took note of being served chocolate while visiting, which was sometimes accompanied by chocolate cakes to be dipped in the rich drink. These chocolate […]

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Presidential Chocolate

This week began with Presidents’ Day, a holiday to recognize the legacies of past presidents of the United States. While Presidents’ Day is not a holiday that is typically celebrated with chocolate, many presidents have included chocolate in their celebrations and daily lives. George Washington and his wife Martha frequently enjoyed chocolate as a breakfast […]

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Chocolate’s Romantic Reputation and Valentine’s Day Magic

Today, chocolate is an essential part of Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s found in the candy aisle or made in your own kitchen, heart shaped chocolates in heart shaped boxes remind us that chocolate and love go hand in hand. This association is nothing new. Chocolate has been considered an aphrodisiac for hundreds of years. An English […]

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Chocolate Snow Ice Cream

It’s snowing here in Boston, and it’s been snowing on Mondays for the past 3 weeks. There’s lots and lots of the white fluffy stuff, over 50 plus inches and still accumulating. We’re tired of shoveling, and there’s just no where else to put any more snow! In thinking about the joys of being a child on […]

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Chocolate Valentines

At Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop, we love chocolate, so it’s no surprise to us that chocolate plays a significant role in the celebration of Valentine’s Day. Store shelves are full of chocolate this time of year, with the huge variety of chocolates available today on full display. While a heart shaped box of chocolates […]

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