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There’s A River Of Chocolate At Golden Corral (Video)

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Billed as the eighth wonder of the world, the Chocolate Wunderfall at Golden Corral is now fully operational. Here you can share your reach into a splash of warm chocolaty ooze with dozens of strangers, looking gleefully into their eyes as you coalesce bits of marshmallow and fruit into a pool of sweet gluttony.

How can this possibly be a good idea? The fountain has always creeped me a bit, reminding me of Augustus Gloop who nearly drowned in Wonka’s chocolate river.  These are the things that sweet bacterial dreams are made of.     Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Gift: Chocolate Souffles

choco souffleby Steven Doyle

Dallas has so many wonderful hot-spots that can supply your secret stash of chocolate. We would certainly recommend Dude, Sweet Chocolat amd CocoAndre in Oak Cliff, and Kate Weiser in Trinity Groves for starters. All perfectly sweet.

We do love our chocolate. We also enjoy it in souffle form, and we have found some of the best places to drop a few dollars on the light and airy dessert that makes a meal more special.  Continue reading

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Dallas Chocolate Festival September 7-9

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Tickets are available for the Dallas Chocolate Festival to be held Sept. 7-9 at Fashion Industry Gallery (F.I.G.). The out-of-this-world three-day Festival is celebrating the “Future of Chocolate” with over 60 innovative chocolate makers and chocolatiers from Dallas and around the world. See what the future of chocolate holds from edible chocolate candles to new flavors and much more. Continue reading

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Local Pastry Chefs Step Up To Aid Harvey Victims

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Dallas bakers and confectioners have joined forces with #SweetOnHouston to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey relief services via the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

Paying homage to the state of Texas and the mighty pecan, participants will donate 100% of the proceeds of their pecan confection through the end of September to the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

Local retailers include Amazeballz Cake Balls, Birdcage Bakeshop, Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie, Cocoandré Chocolatier, Cretia’s, Dallas Caramel Company, Emporium Pies, Haute Sweets Pâtisserie, Joy Macarons, Kate Weiser Chocolate, Kessler Baking Studio, Rush Pâtisserie and Val’s Cheesecakes.

GHCF is a foundation dedicated to expanding the philanthropic impact of donors.

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We Reveal All The Chocolate Secrets

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On any given day when driving past the boutiques lining Oak Lawn in Dallas you will spot plenty of activity. There you will discover hot finds on wine or cheese, or possibly even chocolate. This past Sunday we began the edible bucket list for 2012 and made a stop into Chocolate Secrets.

The chocolate shop has somewhat of an identity crisis. It wants to be this cool wine bar that serves up healthy slices of jazz most evenings. Chocolate Secrets also offers some of the best and certainly beautiful chocolate in Dallas. Continue reading

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Dallas Chocolate Festival September 8-10

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Tickets for the eighth annual Dallas Chocolate Festival (DCF), September 8-10 are on sale and will be held in the heart of the Dallas Art District at the Fashion Industry Gallery F.I.G. celebrates everything chocolate.  Guests are invited to meet artisans, watch live demonstrations of the chocolate making process, and sample and shop from over 60 vendor participants.  Continue reading

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Dude, Sweet’s Chef Katherine Clapner Has A Heart Of Chocolate

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No Valentine’s Day is complete without a visit to Dude, Sweet Chocolate, the bad boy of chocolatiers in Dallas run by chef Katherine Clapner.  You may have seen Clapner recently on Beat Bobby Flay, where she indeed did beat the Flay handily using her cheffy wiles to out chef the chef. She is also the creator of such delicious chocolates as Albatross (on our list of 75 things we miss most about Dallas) a blue cheese infused bonbon that impresses us anew with each taste adventure.   Continue reading

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