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Tag Archives: chocolate

Portraits of a Chocoholic

When it comes to chocolate, we each experience it differently.  Very much can also be said about our iconic Cacao Market wall that stands proudly outside our Japanese storefront.  In fact, by taking a quick scroll through social media platforms and it seems each person has a different way of portraying and styling such a […]

Chocolate Resolutions for the Chocoholic

Chocolate Resolutions for the Chocoholic Article

While resolutions were meant to be broken (ask anybody!), we’ve come up with a few chocolatey resolutions we can’t wait to keep. Here’s to a sweet 2016…! BULK UP & GET FIT If you’re interested in bulking up this year, do it with Chocolate! And no we don’t mean with our bestselling Hot Chocolate Refill […]

Back to Basics; A Chocolate Tasting

Back to Basics; A Chocolate Tasting

Nothing makes us happier than when we get the chance to meet new chocoholics; introducing them into our sweet world of chocolate and confectionery. Breaking up the average work week, we had the wonderful opportunity to share some of our chocolate secrets today with our Japanese retailers, indulging them with delicious knowledge of Mariebelle chocolate […]

THE BATTLE BETWEEN CACAO vs. COCOA

THE BATTLE BETWEEN CACAO vs. COCOA

If you’re a true chocoholic, you know there’s never just one way to satisfies those crazy cravings. But how does one choose which chocolate to go with when there’s so many different forms, like cacao vs. cocoa! Though these two might sound very similar, each is a unique form of chocolate deliciousness, especially when it […]

Happy National Candy Month

Happy National Candy Month

Summer has officially commenced; that means superb tanning weather, finding any excuse to dine al fresco, and of course, relishing the sweet, month-long celebration of Candy Month! Yes, that’s right! Never a wrong way to celebrate anything delicious, June is the official month for celebrating the sweet and the sour, the crunchy and the chewy, […]

Early Origins of Chocolate Under Aztec Rule

Aztec Making Cocoa

Just as with every story, let’s start at the very beginning; the story of chocolate begins under lush, tropical condition, set in the beautiful lands of Mesoamerica.  It was here, that Theobroma Cacao (the cocoa tree) flourished, blooming into a popular beverage for the people of this region.  The Aztecs would later take the helm […]

Chocolate at the French Court of Versailles

Chocolate at the French Court of Versailles

A stranger to French Court, Chocolate was first introduced at Versailles by Spanish conquistadors in 1615 at the nuptial ceremony of Louis XII and Anna of Austria in Bayonne.  By the time Louis XIV took the throne, chocolate had became a culinary staple in all forms and, in the following century, Louis XV would be […]

A Chocolate Apothecary Grows in Brooklyn: The Opening of Cacao Market by Mariebelle

A Chocolate Apothecary Grows in Brooklyn: The Opening of Cacao Market by Mariebelle

For more than a decade, MarieBelle New York has been tantalizing worldly palates in one delicious way or another.  From its signature, artisanal ganache, to exquisitely roasted coffee, to the simply incomparable Aztec Hot Chocolate, the name MarieBelle is synonymous with everything that is downright decadent.  Preparing for an early spring debut, MarieBelle goes one […]

Cracking Up Over Easter Jokes

Cracking Up Over Easter Jokes

It’s hard to imagine Spring’s most decadent holiday without its cast of whimsical characters: the Easter Bunny and his formidable chicks.  But did you also happen to know that – when left unattended – this entourage of Easter cheerleaders happens to indulge us with a funnier view of the holiday? To countdown the final days […]