Monthly Archives: December 2015

Oh, What a Chocolate-Filled Year!

We’ve had a busy season here at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and a busy year here on the blog From the Hearth and Home of Mrs. Newark Jackson! We’ve been bringing you delectable chocolate recipes, intriguing tidbits from the history of chocolate, and everything in between. Worried you may have missed something? Never fear! For […]

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Chocolate Rum Balls

  Here’s a simple recipe that I’m sure your holiday guests will enjoy! American Heritage Chocolate Rum Balls Ingredients 2 1⁄2 cups vanilla wafers, crushed (A 250g box of vanilla wafers equals 2 1/2 cups) 3 tablespoons American Heritage Chocolate Drink 1 cups icing sugar ½ cup rum 2 tablespoons white corn syrup (one brand […]

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Ambergris: The Chocolate Additive Worth Its Weight in Gold

Last month, we considered the role of chocolate as a ration on whaling ships, but that is not, in fact, the only chocolate connection to be made between whales, the whaling industry, chocolate, and Moby-Dick! Sperm whales actually produce an unctuous, fragrant excretion called ambergris that has historically been added to chocolate. In chapters 91 and 92 […]

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Boston Cream Pie with American Heritage Chocolate Glaze

 Today I made a Massachusetts famous dessert, Boston cream pie with American Heritage Chocolate Glaze.   Did you know that on December 12, 1996 the Boston cream pie was proclaimed the official State Dessert of Massachusetts beating out other candidates including the toll house cookie and Indian pudding? Boston cream pie (really a cake – not […]

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