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Celebrate National Chocolate Day!

Celebrate National Chocolate Day!

October 28th is National Chocolate Day We are happy to celebrate National Chocolate Day by giving you a reason to celebrate too! Use PROMO CODE CHOCOLATEDAY online or at the store that day for 10% off your entire order. With Halloween on Thursday, it's a great opportunity to stock up on quality Halloween chocolates like Chocolate Brains, Zombies, Mini Nutella Skulls and more.  Happy National Chocolate Day to all!

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Savory Chocolate Dishes and Cocktails for National Chocolate Day!

Savory Chocolate Dishes and Cocktails for National Chocolate Day!

National Chocolate Day is October 28th! As National Chocolate Day fast approaches, we wanted to share with you this fun article about dishes and cocktails with chocolate.  Using chocolate in savory dishes sounds strange, but when we consider that the notes of higher percentage chocolate are actually quite complex and not that sweet it starts to make sense. Using 100% cacao powder as a crust for steak or 80% dark chocolate for mole sauce are two ways of using chocolate in savory applications. Another fun way of working with chocolate is using cacao butter to sauté vegetables. Pairing chocolate with...

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Dark chocolate as part of a plant-based diet

Dark chocolate as part of a plant-based diet

Dark chocolate is inherently plant-based If you are wondering whether you can still enjoy chocolate when switching to a plant-based diet, then let us assure you: yes, you can! Chocolate is made using the cacao plant and it is naturally plant-based.  A plant-based diet is based on the idea of increasing plant-based foods in our daily intake. This includes not only fruit and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, and beans. On a plant-based diet, dairy and meat are allowed, just in smaller quantities. Sugar and desserts are also discouraged, as are processed foods. Read more about...

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Experience unique craft chocolate bars at Garcia Nevett tastings in Miami!

Experience unique craft chocolate bars at Garcia Nevett tastings in Miami!

Try these hard-to-find craft chocolates at the next Garcia Nevett tasting in Miami This past weekend, Susana and Isabel attended the New England Chocolate Festival in search of fantastic and surprising new chocolate bars for the tasting part of their Intro to Chocolate class in Miami. The festival was held at the Cyclorama in Boston and was organized by the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute. There were over forty chocolate companies and makers at the show, all of them selected for their commitment to quality and ethics. Susana and Isabel were searching for special chocolates to showcase during the tasting...

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Craft Chocolate makers set the tone for new trends in the industry

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Craft Chocolate makers set the tone for new trends in the industry

Dark Milk Chocolate is one of the newest trends The craft chocolate movement has revolutionized chocolate making in the past decade, setting the tone for the chocolate industry as a whole. Even here in Miami and South Florida, we have seen a rise in chocolatiers such as ourselves and makers such as our friends Carolina Quijano and Denise Castronovo. Through our work with single-origin and chocolate made with quality and fair-trade cacao, we all continue to push for better chocolate for everyone. One big trend that is taking hold is dark milk chocolate. At Garcia Nevett in Miami we have...

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