Chocolate Fun Facts

As you’d expect on a day as special as National Chocolate Day, we’ve been celebrating accordingly. Wrappers discarded from gourmet truffles litter desks in our office and lunchtime was brought to a close with a slice of our chocolate cheesecake sampler. But we wanted to have our chocolate and learn about it too. So we did a little research and thought you might find these fun facts delicious (but maybe in a different way) too:
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Why Do We Eat Turkey at Thanksgiving?

You may not have learned this in elementary school, but at the first Thanksgiving the Pilgrims were probably eating more wildfowl, like goose or duck, than turkey. And if Benjamin Franklin had his way, the turkey would be the national bird of the United States, not the bald eagle! So if turkey wasn't served at the first Thanksgiving and it almost became our national bird, how did the turkey come to grace every family table on Thanksgiving?
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Find a New Thanksgiving Food Tradition

I know that my Thanksgiving table looks eerily similar to the one that my mom created when I was young, which was in turn a copy of the one her mom used to set. Family recipes, especially Thanksgiving food traditions, are passed down from generation to generation. I, for one, love covering my Thanksgiving sweet potatoes in mini-marshmallows and real Vermont maple syrup. But I have friends that say adding mini-marshmallows to sweet potatoes is practically sacrilegious! Every family has their own Thanksgiving food traditions, but if you're looking to try out something new this Thanksgiving why not take a creative spin on a classic and add some festive flavors to your table!
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From Plant to Pot - How Your Cup of Tea Came to Be

Black, white, green, oolong, chai? What's your favorite cup of tea? While coffee may be the caffeinated beverage of choice for most Americans, there is a certainly a gourmet tea movement sweeping the country. Real tea is so much more than just processed packets of Chamomile or Earl Grey (although if those are your favorites that's totally fine!), and it actually takes a lot of work to get that tea leaf from a plant in the field to stewing in your pot. Here's how your cup of tea came to be!
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