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Follow Us at Our New Blog Location!

As we embrace the start of our fourth season at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop, we are delighted to introduce the new location for our blog! Thank you for following us at The Hearth & Home of Mrs. Newark Jackson over the past 2 years! We invite you to continue following us http://www.chocolate.oldnorth.com, where we will keep bringing you fascinating articles enriched […]

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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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The History of White Chocolate, A Twentieth-Century Tale

Unlike Daniel Peter and milk chocolate, the exact inventor of white chocolate seems to have been lost to the sands of time. There are rumors of a New Hampshire man producing white chocolate shortly after World War I . . . because he had encountered it somewhere in Europe. A more promising candidate may be Kuno Baedeker, who developed a […]

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American Heritage Chocolate Chili

What is better on a cold brisk January day than a thick and rich bowl of Chocolate Chili! Just as drinking chocolate, chili, the mixture of meat, beans, peppers, and herbs was known to the Incas, Aztecs, and Mayan Indians long before Columbus and the conquistadores. This “original” recipe for Chili, here in the United […]

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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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May I suggest another cure for a dreary November, Ishmael?

“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet . . . then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I […]

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Pumpkin Muffins with American Heritage Cream Cheese Frosting

I’m always looking for a new recipe to try to impress my family during holidays. We recently received recipe cards for Pumpkin Muffins with American Heritage Cream Cheese Frosting from American Heritage at Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop. Perfect, just what I wanted, something sweet and delicious. I ran out to the store and picked […]

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