On a sunny morning in San Francisco's Mission District, half a dozen men and women scoot around a tiny chocolate factory, wrapping bars, checking temperature settings, sorting beans. Cacao beans that have been fermented, dried, roasted, shelled, and ground tumble with sugar in a row of shiny metal mixers. After three days of gentle mixing, the buttery smooth results will be transferred to a tempering machine to shape the cacao’s natural fat molecules into stable crystal structures. This is the home of Dandelion Chocolate, a small-batch chocolate maker founded in 2010 by two former tech entrepreneurs. The tools and flavors have...
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Trail mix is one of the easiest snacks to make and adding Hot Monkey Nuts is the perfect way to add a little spice into this popular, versatile, sweet and savory snack. Almost anything can go into a trail mix - the possibilities are endless! Here is a list of ingredients and a few recipes that we’ve created to tantalize your tastebuds: NUTS, SEEDS AND LEGUMES Hot Monkey Nuts® Peanuts Peanuts Cashews Pecans Almonds Sunflower seeds Pumpkin seeds Walnuts Pistachios Sesame seeds Flax DRIED FRUITS Raisins Banana chips Dried cranberries Dried apricots Dried apples Candied orange peel Dried blueberries Coconut...
How to get rid of the burn! Why would you want that? So, now that you’ve either bitten into a hot pepper, poured a bit too much of that “death sauce” on your tongue, or ate too many Nuclear wings where you have to sign a waiver, you might be thinking to yourself, “How can I stop this burn in my mouth as quick as possible?” Why are you going to do that now? You’ve just spent some money on some quality pain and you want to put out the fire? I just don’t get it. Just kidding. My 44...