Informational Category

For the Love of Chocolate

I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day last weekend, though I expect you celebrated it without the salt-filled, hard-boiled egg of colonial times. It’s far more likely that you gifted or received a box of chocolates, or maybe split a bar of chocolate with a special someone. But where did this association between romance and […]

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American Heritage Chocolate Almond Coconut Cake

Kismet! I love it when it happens and things just fall together. That’s what’s what happened when I started planning a new recipe for Captain Jackson’s. I recently joined a diet team challenge at my workout studio, and as fate would have it, our team captain gave us a wonderful health cooking goody bag that […]

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So What Exactly is White Chocolate?

White chocolate bears somewhat of a misunderstood reputation. Many a person has claimed that white chocolate is not real chocolate at all, since it does not contain the cocoa solids (i.e. cocoa powder) that give milk and dark chocolate their brown hues. Others complain about white chocolate’s lack of flavor. But where did white chocolate’s bad reputation […]

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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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Waking Up with Chocolate

You probably know someone (and maybe it’s yourself!) who can’t start his or her day without the help of a cup of coffee. Still others rely on a steaming cup of tea for a similar energizing wake-up. But would you ever consider kicking off your day with a cup of drinking chocolate?

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Colonial Chocolate Spices: Salt

Visitors to Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop are often surprised to discover that our colonial drinking chocolate is seasoned with eight different spices. American Heritage Historic Chocolate is flavored with cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, chili pepper, anise, orange zest, salt, and annatto, as well as a small amount of sugar. We will be taking a closer […]

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Colonial Chocolate Spices: Chili Pepper

Visitors to Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop are often surprised to discover that our colonial drinking chocolate is seasoned with eight different spices. American Heritage Historic Chocolate is flavored with cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, chili pepper, anise, orange zest, salt, and annatto, as well as a small amount of sugar. We will be taking a closer […]

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