Monthly Archives: March 2015

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Buckeyes

Chocolate and peanut butter are an irresistible flavor combination. Salty-sweet, creamy peanut butter is a natural complement to chocolate’s bittersweet richness. It’s not surprising that the handmade peanut butter cups and peanut butter pies are a favorite at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop. If you want to make a sweet treat with this delicious flavor […]

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Evacuation Day

March is flying by, but this month contains one of Boston’s most important holidays. March 17 is known as St. Patrick’s Day to many, but in Boston it is also the date of Evacuation Day, a holiday that commemorates the day British troops evacuated Boston in 1776, ending the eleven month siege of Boston. The […]

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Historic Chocolate Chunk Pancakes

Many people enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with breakfast each morning, but in colonial America, chocolate was also a popular breakfast drink that was enjoyed at local coffeehouses or at home before beginning the day. George Washington often drank a cup of chocolate alongside his favorite breakfast of cornmeal hoe cakes with butter […]

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Chocolate and Coffeehouses in Colonial America

In the 1700s, chocolate was not only enjoyed at home with family and friends, but was also commonly served at local public coffeehouses.  By the 18th century, public houses such as taverns and alehouses were well established as places to socialize while drinking alcoholic beverages, but coffeehouses were a more recent development. The introduction of […]

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