Archive | July, 2012

American Chocolate Showcase #3 – 3 Musketeers

25 Jul

Buy Bulk 3 Musketeers Online at Moo-Lolly-Bar Australia

One of Mars Incorporated’s best selling chocolate bars, 3 Musketeers has enjoyed widespread popularity ever since it burst onto the confectionery scene back in 1932.

Originally packaged as three different flavours – chocolate, strawberry and vanilla, hence the inspiration for the name – the product changed to its current format of a light, fluffy bar of chocolate flavored nougat smothered in milk chocolate during the war, as a result of cost cutting measures and an adaption to wartime rations on sugar.

Manufactured in three separate facilities across North America including Chicago in Illinois, Elizabethtown in Pennsylvania and Newmarket in Canada, the product is made in very specific stages. Firstly the nougat centre is created by painstakingly whipping egg whites until they are light and frothy. After that sugar syrup is introduced to the mix which acts to create a stabilizing ‘frappe’ effect. Once this has been achieved and a selection of other flavouring ingredients are added to the frappe, the mix is then formed into extremely large slabs which are then cut to size. Now properly formed the centres are enrobed with milk chocolate via a process whereupon they pass through a flowing waterfall of chocolate liquid. Congruently, a rotating chocolate covered wheel which is situated beneath the mesh belt coats the base of the bar.

When 3 Musketeers first went on sale they cost five cents and were proudly advertised as one of the largest chocolate bars on the market at that time and one you could share with family or friends. Nowadays however, the marketing message has changed somewhat to reflect its current positioning as a ‘Nice, Light Snack’ that features ‘45% less fat’ than other chocolate bars currently available.

 

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Article posted by Spencer Samaroo, Managing Director, Moo-Lolly-Bar. A true chocoholic, Spencer is also chief editor of Sweet Talk.

 

Buy Chocolate, lollies and confectionery online at Moo-Lolly-Bar Australia
 

Two men detained over illegal Kinder Surprises

19 Jul

Two men detained over illegal stash of Kinder Eggs

A not so sweet tale for two Seattle men who claim they spent over two hours in a Canadian border detention center after a routine search from US border agents discovered some illegal Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs in their car.

According to this report, Brandon Loo and Christopher Sweeney decided to bring home the treats for family and friends during their recent trip to Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada.

The two men claim they did not know Kinder Surprises, which is famous for having a toy in the middle, were illegal in the USA because of the risk of small children choking on the small plastic toys. However importing them can lead to a substantial fine.

Mr Sweeney who eventually got off with a warning along with Mr Loo claims the bust was a waste of both his time and that of the agents involved.

Although the US Customs and Border Protection agency declined to comment about the case they have previously stated on their website that the popular chocolate treat can’t be imported legally. Despite this last year the agency is reputed to have seized more than 60,000 Kinder Eggs from the baggage of those crossing the border as well as international mail shipments.

 

Article posted by Spencer Samaroo, Managing Director, Moo-Lolly-Bar. A true chocoholic, Spencer is also chief editor of Sweet Talk.

 

Buy Chocolate, lollies and confectionery online at Moo-Lolly-Bar Australia

Lindt partners with Culinary Institute of America

16 Jul

Buy Bulk Lindt Chocolate online at Moo-Lolly-Bar AustraliaThe much loved Luxury Swiss chocolatier Lindt & Sprungli USA has recently announced the launch of an exciting new partnership with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) designed to assist the next generation of students and foodies to achieve culinary excellence in relation to all things chocolate.

The partnership will involve amongst other things a student contest aimed at discovering innovative dark chocolate bar recipes, several lectures and demonstrations with a Lindt Master Chocolatier and CIA Boot Camp sessions. It will also see Lindt donate 2,000 pounds of their premium white, milk and dark Lindt chocolate to students and CIA Food Enthusiast Course attendees in Hyde Park, New York, St. Helena, California and San Antonio, Texas.

‘Both Lindt and The Culinary Institute of America continually seek ways to elevate and bring sophistication to our respective fields’ said Thomas Linemayr, chief executive officer and president of Lindt USA.

‘Our strong commitment to quality and craftsmanship blends perfectly with the culinary leadership and innovation at the Institute, which is why we are thrilled to kick off this partnership’.

 

If you would like to buy some Lindt Chocolate in bulk online in Australia please click here.

 

Article posted by Spencer Samaroo, Managing Director, Moo-Lolly-Bar. A true chocoholic, Spencer is also chief editor of Sweet Talk.

 

Buy Chocolate, lollies and confectionery online at Moo-Lolly-Bar Australia

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