Perfect Pairings for National Hot Chocolate Day

Nothing hits home like a cup of hot cocoa on a chilly evening after a long tiresome day. To kick it up a notch, imagine having your warm, rich drink together with a pairing that may make you want to sing “Happy” by Pharrell Williams at the top of your lungs

Chocolate drinks have been able to foster relationships, spark traditions, bring together family and friends, and become part of traditions that have been passed down through the years. Generally, they play a role in creating memories that last a lifetime. With that, these beloved beverages should be paired with something equally magical.

Here are our top 5 hot cocoa and chocolate pairings that are worth trying as we commemorate National Hot Chocolate Day.

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Treat Your Mom on Her Special Day to World-Class Chocolate!

Just the thought of your mother makes you feel loved. Words alone are not enough to describe how much you love and appreciate her.

At Stutz Candy, we understand just how special moms are, and that’s why we’ve come up with a wide range of offers this Mother’s Day to help you show your appreciation. How better to express love to your mom than with the best chocolate in Philadelphia? With over 83 years of experience in creating world-class candy, fudges and chocolate in Philadelphia, Stutz Candy has mastered the art of making not only yummy but health-conscious treats.

Other than its wonderful taste, chocolate has some great health benefits. A study conducted by scientists at Harvard Medical School suggested that eating a chocolate serving every day reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Other studies show that chocolate improves mood, blood flow and reduces blood pressure.

This Mother’s Day, we have combined the best treats and chocolate in Philadelphia that are guaranteed to make your mom feel very special and appreciated.

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Sweeten up special occasions with holiday gift baskets!

Holidays provide the best opportunity for loved ones to unwind, make merry, and share gifts. Even so, the novel coronavirus is challenging the ability of people to assemble during special occasions. While the new norm is overwhelming, it’s still possible to appreciate your loved ones with holiday gift baskets.

It is worth knowing that gifting your loved ones is more than just a holiday routine. It is also a perfect way to show them that you have them in your mind and heart. Trying to select the best holiday gift baskets can be tricky, especially when you have many important people.

That’s where we come in! We’ve got some suggestions for sweet treats to include in your basket that are sure to please everyone on your list:

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The History of Chocolate in Philadelphia

various forms of chocolate: chocolate bars, cacao pods, chocolate fondue, white chocolate

Philadelphia has long held a place in the history of the United States as one of the cornerstones of our Nation’s birth. It was the first Capital city and the place where the words of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were first heard emanating from Independence Hall. But did you know that it was also the hub of all things chocolate in Colonial and Post-Colonial America?

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How Chocolate Molds Came into Being

Although chocolate has been around for centuries, chocolate molds, like the personalized chocolate molds we sell in Bucks County, are a relatively new phenomenon.

We’ve talked quite a bit here on the history of different candies, but we haven’t really touched on chocolate molds. So in this blog post, we’re traveling to 19th century Europe to explore this unique form of candy-making.

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Chocolate on the Big Screen: Four Movies About this Sweet Confection

two women watching a movie featuring chocolate

Charlie lives in a cramped house with his parents and grandparents, dreaming of a better life.

One day, he hears about a reclusive candy maker who will open his factory to five lucky children who find a golden ticket inside one of his chocolate bars.

Charlie happens upon one of the prized tickets and joins four far more privileged children on the tour. The other kids reveal themselves to be greedy, spoiled and otherwise unworthy and are rejected as the tour goes on. Only Charlie makes it to the end, proving himself admirable enough to pass the candy-maker’s test and inheriting the factory.

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Would You Eat Mushroom Chocolate? Unusual Chocolate Pairings

Chocolate bacon pops

Mushrooms are a pretty amazing food. People enjoy them on pizza. If you’re a vegetarian, they’re a great – and delicious – source of protein.

And recently, people have become pairing them with…chocolate.

That’s according to a Pinterest study, cited by USA Today earlier this month which reports an uptick in searches for mushroom chocolate bars and mushroom chocolate milk.

Mushrooms are certainly tasty and versatile, but do they really pair well with chocolate?

Honestly, who are we to judge? There was a time when some of our most popular Bucks County milk chocolate offerings such as chocolate-covered pretzels or chocolate with peanut butter might have seemed weird.

Still, the mushroom chocolate story got us thinking about other unusual chocolate pairings. If you’re feeling adventurous, you might want to give a few of them a try.

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Here’s to Your Health: Don’t Give Up Chocolate This Year

Chocolate as a health food? In moderation, yes!

The holiday season has officially arrived, which means it’s almost time to start putting together your annual list of New Year’s resolutions. If staying healthy or losing weight have been on your mind, “Making fewer visits to the candy store near me” may very well be one of your intended goals for the year ahead.

But believe it or not, you might actually be on the wrong track with that resolution—at least as far as your health is concerned.

Indeed, numerous studies looking at the health benefits of chocolate have been conducted over the past few years, and many of them have shown that a moderate diet of chocolate—dark chocolate in particular—can actually be good for us in a number of different ways. And thankfully, higher-end chocolate isn’t necessarily hard to find.

There’s a candy store near me—a couple of them, actually—that sells the good stuff, and at reasonable prices, too. Of course, shopping online at Stutz Candy or visiting one of their stores is a no-brainer, if only because their selection is so enormous and all-encompassing that you will literally never fail to find what you’re looking for.

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Chocolate: A Valentine’s Day Tradition

Valentines Day Chocolate in Bucks County

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and people are in the hunt for gifts – flowers, jewelry, chocolate in Bucks County.

While February 14 isn’t the biggest day for American chocolate consumption – that honor goes to Halloween, followed by Easter – we still eat quite a bit of it each year.

But how did this confection come to be Valentine’s Day’s official candy? Let’s take a look at the history of giving chocolate on Valentine’s Day.

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