An Apple A Day

Today is Apple Day and it has nothing to do with iPads or iPhones. This day is dedicated to that crunchiest of fruits that do their best to keep the doctor away. From Orange Pippins to Granny Smiths here at Cocoa Antics we decided to celebrate by releasing our own apple inspired chocolaty treat

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This apple-chocolate stirrer is inspired by that most autumnal of treats; the toffee apple, with caramel coated apple chunks surrounded by smooth chocolate.

How about some apple facts?

  • Apples are a member of the rose family.
  • Archeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since at least 6500 B.C.
  • The apple tree originated in an area between the Caspian and the Black Sea.The old saying “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away” comes from am old English adage, “To eat an apple before going to bed, will make the doctor beg his bread.”
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Lift Me Up

Lifting Your Mood. Reaching for the chocolate when you’re feeling glum has become a cultural cliché, and since eating chocolate appears to have similar psychological effects to kissing, it’s not hard to see why. . Since it improves the circulation, is a mild stimulant and makes you euphoric, chocolate seems perfectly suited to lift you out the doldrums…

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Countdown To World Peace

Tomorrow is World Peace Day, an amazing initiative which aims to spread peace and happiness in every corner or the globe.

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Please support this amazing organisation!

 http://peaceoneday.org

Around Europe with a Cup of Cocoa

Far away from home? Need some home comfort? Never fear; here is a list of ways to ask for that most luxurious of amenities: Hot Chocolate

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Can I have a hot chocolate?

  • ‘Могу ли я иметь горячий шоколад? – Mogu li ja imet’ gorjačij šokolad?’ Russia
  • ‘Kann ich eine heiße Schokolade?’ Germany and Austria
  • ‘Puis-je avoir un chocolat chaud?’ France, Belgium, Switzerland and Luxembourg
  • ‘Posso avere una cioccolata calda?’ Italy
  • ‘¿Puedo tomar un chocolate caliente?’ Spain
  • ‘Чи можу я мати гарячий шоколад? – Čy možu ja maty harjačyj šokolad?’ Ukraine
  • ‘Czy mam gorącą czekoladę?’ Poland
  • ‘Pot avea o ciocolată caldă?’ Romania
  • ‘Kan ik een warme chocolademelk?’ Netherlands
  • ‘Μπορεί να έχω μια ζεστή σοκολάτα; –  Borí na ékho mia zestí sokoláta?’ Greece and Cyprus
  • ‘Posso ter um chocolate quente?’ Portugal
  • ‘Mohu mít horkou čokoládu?’ Czech Republic
  • ‘Tud nekem van egy forró csokit?’ Hungary
  • ‘Kan jag ha en varm choklad?’ Sweden
  • ‘Ці магу я мець гарачы шакалад? – Ci magu ja mieć garačy šakaład?’ Belarus
  • ‘Мога ли да имам горещ шоколад? – Moga li da imam gorešt šokolad?’ Bulgaria
  • ‘Могу ли да добијем топлу чоколаду? – Mogu li da dobijem toplu čokoladu?’ Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro
  • ‘Kan jeg have en varm chokolade?’ Denmark
  • ‘Voin olla kuumaa kaakaota?’ Finland
  • ‘Môžem mať horúcu čokoládu?’ Slovakia
  • ‘Kan jeg ha en varm sjokolade?’ Norway
  • ‘An féidir liom a bheith seacláid te?’ Ireland
  • ‘Mogu li imati toplu čokoladu?’ Croatia
  • ‘Mogu li dobiti toplu čokoladu?’ Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • ‘Ar aš turiu karšto šokolado?’ Lithuania
  • ‘Mund Unë kam një çokollatë të nxehtë?’ Albania and Kosovo
  • ‘Може ли да има топло чоколадо? – Može li da ima toplo čokolado?’ Macedonia
  • ‘Lahko imam vročo čokolado?’ Slovenia
  • ‘Kas mul võib olla kuum šokolaad?’ Estonia
  • ‘Get ég hafa heitt súkkulaði?’ Iceland