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Amazon.com reached an agreement with the State of California legislature, so the Silver Buzz Cafe Store is back. :-)


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Chocolate Bar

Welcome to the Silver Buzz Cafe Chocolate Bar. It’s open all hours. We’ve chosen a selection of popular and gourmet chocolates from around the World.

The Winter months are the best time to ship chocolate, as overheating is less likely to occur. Chocolate should be stored away from foods with strong odors in a sealed, lightproof container at between 58 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit. It isn’t necessary to refrigerate it. Dark chocolate lasts longer than milk chocolate, lasting up to a year if properly stored at the low end of the optimal temperature range. Most filled chocolates should be eaten within a month.

You can freeze chocolate, but make sure that it is wrapped tightly and is airtight. Condensation can ruin your chocolate. Vacuum sealing it with some kitchen towel (or one of those little moisture absorbing gadgets that you often get in packages of pills) can help keep moisture away. Remove the kitchen towel, replace it with a fresh one and reseal the packaging while the chocolate thaws at room temperature.

Warning! Chocolate contains theobromine, which renders it toxic to some animals, especially dogs and cats. Please keep it out of their reach.

Easter Eggs
Recent research has shown that small amounts (one sqare a day, or half an Easter egg a week) of chocolate can be good for your blood pressure and heart.
Leonidas Belgian Chocolates
Leonidas has been making fine chocolates for over a century. Their products are all made according to traditional methods, using only the finest ingredients – 100% pure cocoa butter for the coating, natural ingredients like fresh butter and cream. Plus delicacies such as hazelnuts from Turkey, Morello cherries from the Périgord, almonds from Italy and walnuts from Grenoble.

Incorporated in 1852 and in continuous operation since then, San Francisco’s Ghirardelli has the richest heritage of any American chocolate company. Ghirardelli is one of the few companies in America that controls the entire chocolate manufacturing process, from cocoa bean to finished product. This, plus Ghirardelli’s proprietary bean blend and unique methods of roasting and processing, ensures that you are rewarded with the highest quality and richest products.

Swiss master chocolatiers Lindt & Sprungli started in a small pastry shop on Marktgasse in Zurich’s old town in 1845. They are renowned for their Lindor range, which is characterized by a hard chocolate shell and a smooth chocolate filling. It was originally a truffle ball. It now comes in both a ball and bar variety as well as in a variety of flavours, each flavour having its own colour wrapper

Green & Black – Organic Chocolates
These organic products use some of the finest ingredients. Green & Black took Britain by storm when they released their strong, dark chocolates in 1991 and are widely credited for reawakening interest in the stronger dark chocolates. We’ve selected their 70%, Orange & Spices, Espresso and Almond bars for you to enjoy.

Godiva Chocolatier was founded 80 years ago in Brussels, Belgium when master chocolatier Joseph Draps founded a chocolate company that was named in honor of the legend of Lady Godiva. She is famous for riding naked through the streets of Coventry, England, in protest against her husband’s, Lord Leofric, attempt to raise taxes. Draps was no fool. He created a line of chocolates with extraordinary richness and design, a collection of passion and purity. He then gave it a name that embodied the timeless qualities of passion, style, sensuality and modern boldness.
John Cadbury, a young Quaker, opened a shop in Birmingham, UK in 1824 to trade in tea and coffee, but he soon spotted a new opportunity in cocoa beverages and laid the foundations for Cadbury’s move into chocolate and then confectionery. Cadbury’s was a business founded on strong values and a sense of social responsibility. As Quakers, the Cadbury family believed tea, coffee and cocoa beverages could serve as an alternative to alcohol, seen to be a cause of poverty and deprivation amongst the working classes. Cadbury were involved in the early anti-slavery movement, calls for better housing and sanitation, and inner city smoke abatement. So starting with cocoa, hand-ground with a mortar and pestle in the back room of his shop, John Cadbury laid the foundations of today’s Cadbury. These are the treats that Leon grew up with in England.

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