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Friday Fun: Forget Apples, I'm Eating Chocolate Every Day

September 26, 2008
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Believe it or not, there was actually some good news this week. A recent study has found that 6.7 grams of dark chocolate a day is good for your heart. Unfortunately, going overboard on chocolate intake doesn’t provide a correspondingly higher health benefit, but these days, I’ll take what I can get.

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New Chocolate Truffles

Adriana Schaked
November 29, 2008
Press Release Contact: Schakolad Chocolate Factory Att: Adriana Schaked and Dafne Reich 7740 Nova Dr. Davie, FL 33324 954-472-6155 davie@schakolad.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Schakolad Chocolate Factory Introduces Exotic New Truffle Flavors For Chocolate enthusiasts, Chocolate knows no season. It is pefect for every season. And, for the European-Style Chocolatier, Schakolad Chocolate Factory, that statement now has very distinct flavors to back it up. This month, Schakolad, winner of the best truffle at the Fontainebleau Chocolate Festival, is treating their customers to a new Signature line of unique chocolate creations... Introducing Schakolad Chocolate Factory's Truffles of the Season - two exotic truffle flavors that combine some of the best and most unusual aromas and flavors of the seasons into their creamy decadent chocolates. "We wanted to create combinations that reflect the spirit of the seasons - but we were committed to making the tastes interesting and unusual. It is our intention that this signature line makes the statement that a single chocolate can be both divine and delicate while at the same time be a truly innovative taste sensation" says Schakolad Chocolatier Dafne Reich. These aren't the old "stand-by" seasonal flavors... these have panache. "It's hard to imagine a holiday or family gathering without chocolate - now, Schakolad actually captures those moments in each of their Truffles of the Season," says Adriana Schaked. Each truffle is hand-rolled, enrobed in creamy dark chocolate and free of preservatives or additives. At Schakolad, truffles are handmade on location in the European tradition so freshness will never be compromised by bulk processing or shipping. (November 10th - December 24th) Pumpkin Spice - A combination of spices, including pumpkin spice and allspice with a hint of nutmeg, clove and Jamaican pepper. This fall flavor conjures up the taste and aroma of warm, just-baked pumpkin pie. Egg Nog - A classic holiday drink that is rich and creamy, has strong notes of vanilla, with whispers of rum and a dash of nutmeg. The popularity of uniquely flavored chocolates continues to grow, with gourmet chocolate being one of the fastest growing trends for personal indulgence. For many people, Chocolate is a very individual experience. Just as with coffee or wines, gourmet Chocolate makers attract a following for their distinctive tastes, blends and presentation. One taste of fresh chocolate is often what turns the consumer into a connoisseur versus simply a shopper. BACKGROUND: The franchise system was created by Edgar Schaked with his father, Baruch Schaked, an expert in the art of chocolate making since 1969. Baruch learned the art of making chocolates in a large chocolate factory in Argentina with his father-in-law. The elder Schaked also traveled extensively to prestigious schools for chocolate manufacturing in Germany, Spain, Belgium, and Switzerland. Schaked moved to Florida in 1985 and for nine years operated a chocolate boutique store in Miami. At this store, he put into practice all the knowledge he accumulated while traveling throughout Europe. He won first prize awards at the Fontainebleau Chocolate Festival in Miami for his truffles. After his son graduated from Florida International University, he asked his father to teach him his legacy, so he might continue with the family tradition of exquisite chocolate making. There was only one catch - Edgar Schaked wanted to create a chain of stores. The elder Schaked agreed, and together they opened Schakolad Chocolate Factory (their last name turned into chocolate). With 35 Stores across the world, the brand is fast becoming recognized as the perfect combination of a quality upscale chocolate boutique and a service-oriented atmosphere of the corner Mom and Pop European Chocolateria. Additional information regarding the franchise system can be obtained from the corporate Web site: www.schakolad.com and from Edgar Schaked at (407) 248-6400.

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