Cocoa Brothers’ Splendid Chocolates/Maddow’s Special Report on Congressional Investigation Into Trump-Russia Realtionship/LIVE: Space X Launches First Recycled Rocket
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From time to time, I’d come across a gem at the Windermere Farmers Market, originated with an intriguing concept and executed with careful precision. Such a gem I have found in the products and company of Cocoa Brothers .
In our modern world of hustle and bustle, constantly peppered with air of instant gratifications, Simone of Cocoa Brothers brings us not only the splendid chocolates made purely by hand, in small quantities, tempered on a marble slab rather than an industrial equipment. These chocolates are made with only two ingredients: organic cocoa and sugar. Therefore there is no preservatives, no additives, no need to fear for the presence of gluten, soy, or dairy. These original chocolates are made from a recipe over four hundred years old (with roots going back to ancient Aztecs), from Modica, Italy (about 1.5 hour drive from Sicily, Italy), that calls for a lower temperature, resulting in undissolved sugar creating a crunchy texture (not found in store bought chocolates). At the moment, Cocoa Brothers is carrying 50% and 75% cocoa chocolates in 6 different flavors (original, spicy, rice puff, peppermint, 75% cocoa, and coffee) and is planning on also carrying 85% cocoa chocolates in the future. Cocoa Brothers is a small business created by three brothers who want to share the uniqueness of Modica Chocolate with the world. They also want to take the opportunity to bring us to a full immersion in the 1800’s past via their hand made chocolates, made from a recipe from 1800’s, packaged from 1887 letterpress, a Golding Pearl #3, powered by a foot treadle just like grandma’s sewing machine. Their boxes, business cards, and everything that is on paper are custom-made. Their hand-drawn graphics have been converted into a stamp compatible with that specific letterpress. They print on recycled paper, then using the custom-made die cut to cut the box’s silhouette into the paper. Then they glue the sides and wrap every piece of chocolate by hand.
Finally, even the presentation at the booth by Simone, is filled with an air of nostalgic trip to the 1800’s. Simone’s attire (cap, bow tie, and suspenders), demeanor, and the tempo of his speech pattern complete our journey traveling back to a time unencumbered by high-tech machinery, mass production, or artificial ingredients.
Give the Cocoa Brothers Chocolates, the Chocolates From The Past, a try! You won’t be disappointed. Besides the possibility of ordering online, you may also find their chocolates at these locations:
- Windermere Farmers Market on Fridays between 9:00 am-2:00 pm
- Baldwin Park First Friday Festival (every first Friday of the month) between 5:30 pm-9:30 pm
- Winter Garden Farmers Market on Saturdays between 9:00 am-2:00 pm
- Maitland Farmers Market on Sundays between 9:00 am-2:00 pm
- Audubon Park Community Market every Monday between 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
- The Ancient Olive– store in Winter Park, 348 North Park Ave., Winter Park, FL
- The Ancient Olive– store in St. Augustine, 47 King Street, St. Augustine, FL
- Cozee Cafe-Lake Mary, 1145 Townpark Ave., Suite 1221, Lake Mary, FL
Now,we are being forced back to our reality, brought to us by Rachel Maddow, on special report with Adam Schiff (top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee) , regarding House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of President Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia. Maddow indicates that it is becoming common wisdom in Washington D.C. that this investigation has essentially been blown up. But Congressman Adam Schiff disagrees with such an assessment. In this report by Maddow and Schiff, it is alarming to find that the White House would undermine such an official Congressional investigation. Please view below:
You are cordially invited to view the full session of Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing on Russian Interference in 2016 Election in the video below:
For more information on the subject matter, please visit: intelligence.senate.gov
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