Celebrating Mother’s Day with Dello Mano

Being a mum is the toughest job on earth. There will be no bakers, doctors, lawyers, scientists, engineers, actors or artists etc. without a caring mother who nurtured and supported these people to be who they are now. Mother’s Day is celebrated to honour our mums and show gratitude for all their sacrifices as they raised us.

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15 Chocolate Facts

Oh chocolate ! It is undeniably one of the most loved food in the world–from bars, luxury brownies, chocolate dipped strawberries and gift boxed chocolates–everything just seems better with chocolate, don’t you agree?

But did you know that chocolate actually has a very rich history? Take a look at some of the most amazing facts about our favorite sweet treat:

1. The scientific name of cocoa tree is Theobroma Cacao, Greek for “food for the Gods”. But the word chocolate actually comes from the Aztec term “Xocolatl” meaning bitter water.

cocoa bean
Deb our Brownie Master went to Africa – obsessed with learning everything about chocolate and brownies

2. Chocolate has been very valuable through history. The Aztecs believed that the cocoa beans are gifts from their god Quetzalcoatl and used them as currency (10 beans = a rabbit, 100 beans = a servant). In the American Revolutionary War, chocolate was used to  pay the soldiers.

3. The first chocolate bar was invented in 1847 by Joseph Fry. His company Fry & Son eventually merged with Cadbury.

4. Most of the world’s chocolate supply comes from Latin America (15%), Asia (17%) and Africa (68%). 33% of the global supply actually comes from Côte d’Ivoire in Africa.

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Feast Your Eyes On 5 Of The Most Expensive Chocolates In The World

5. Knipschildt’s La Madeline au Truffle ($250) Forbes Magazine recognized Knipschildt’s La Madeline au Truffle as one of the priciest chocolates in the world. This decadence is made from a rare French Perigord truffle (which is worth $1,000 a pound) and a rich chocolate ganace (of heavy cream, Italian truffle oil, sugar and 71% single-bean Valrhona dark chocolate) and very fine cocoa powder. The packaging is equally … Continue reading Feast Your Eyes On 5 Of The Most Expensive Chocolates In The World

8 Fun Things to Do this Easter Holiday

Only hours to go and its Easter! What are your plans? You must have several things on your to-do list already. Easter is a great time to be with our family and friends, bond with our kids, eat chocolates without guilt, give out presents, share laughter, and enjoy other people’s company. Whether you are thinking of going out for a weekend holiday trip, or you simply plan of staying at home with your loved ones, you can make your Easter 2015 the most memorable one.

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Easy, Fun & Incredible Easter Treat Ideas to Try this Year

Looking for Easter gift and treat ideas? Whether you are decorating eggs with a paint or two, making a chocolate gift basket or some handmade cookies, Easter is a time for squeezing your creative juices and coming up with that beautiful, vibrant and really fun treat to give to your kids, friends and family.

Dello Mano Easter Greetings
Easter Greetings

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