10 Nov2009

I thought it might be a good idea to do an updated Marketman Chocolate Index, a summary of all the posts that have significant chocolate content, and was mildly shocked to find nearly 70 posts in the archives!

To encourage you to go back and explore older posts, in this case, on the topic of chocolate, the next mini-anniversary contest is this: in three random posts on chocolate (from among the nearly seventy links below), there is PART of a question at the bottom of each post, and when you find all three parts of the question you can then leave a comment on this post that will count as an entry for one of three prizes to be awarded: the practi-clips, stretch hotcooking rubber bands and the silicone food loops that I can mail to anywhere in the Philippines within reach of LBC (more details on prizes, here)… so happy hunting and good luck!

P.S. Artisan has added three prizes for Cebu based readers. So if you leave a comment to join the contest, please add “Cebu-based” so I can award prizes to the right folks, many thanks!

La Maison du Chocolat & Royce – My favorite chocolate shop + 1
Il Laboratorio del Gelato – Superb Gelato in New York
Jacques Torres Chocolate Heaven – TV Chef’s store in NY
Hot Chocolate Made with Tablea – A local classic
Warm Chocolate Tart a la Payard – My all-time favorite
Chocolate Souffle – It’s easier than you think
Chocolate Truffles – Superb, but a bit of work…
Homemade Valentine’s Chocolates – Strawberries dipped in chocolate, etc.
Godiva – Their top of the line offering for Valentine’s 2006
Chocolate Coconut Cake – If you like coconut, this was divine
Outrageous Brownies – Four types of chocolate for a stunningly rich brownie
Cacao Sampaka and Xocoa – Two great chocolate shops in Barcelona
Escriba – The Best cup of Hot Chocolate I have Ever Had, Barcelona
Museu de Xocolata – Yes, a MUSEUM dedicated to chocolate!
Cacao – This is where it all comes from
Chocolate Gelati – Street food in Florence
Tartufo at Piazza Navona – Delicious dessert in Rome
The Kid’s Brilliant Tartufo – Homemade and stunning!
See’s Chocolate – Calories galore
Triple Chocolate Cookies – Add red icing for Valentine’s
Chocolate Pudding Cake – Death by Chocolate indeed
Whitman’s Sampler – A trip down memory lane
Grape “Truffles” a la Michel Richard – A healthy “fake-out”
Potato Chips Dipped in Royce Chocolate – For the Salty/Sweet in one mouthful crowd
Brownies – So easy and so delicious!
Chocolate Pots de Creme – Luscious and great for special dinners/occasions
La Maison du Chocolat / Love in a Box – Who says you can’t buy it? :)
Bouchons au Chocolat a la Thomas Keller – Your guests will swoon
Three Chocolate Cakes – Better than therapy
Callebaut, Toblerone, Valrhona Chocolate & Macadamia Nut Cookies a la Marketman – Not OTT
Champorado / Chocolate Rice Pudding – Great for the cooler holiday weather!
Antique Bon-Bon Server – for those special chocolates you want to serve with a single-use silver implement
A Flourless Chocolate Cake from Balthazar in New York – Chocolate Take-Out
Gelateria GROM – An Italian hotshot arrives in New York
Economy Candy – Possibly the best wholesale candy (and some chocolates) store in New York
Russ & Daughters – Better known for caviar and salmon, they have a spectacular chocolate counter as well
Magnolia Bakery – Sex & The City’s Preferred Cupcake Source
Weekend Baking – Brownie “Crisps” and more
Batidor, Batirol, Molinillo, Chocolatera, atbp – Tools of the trade
Sikwate a la Marketman’s Mom – Comfort in a cup
What’s for Dessert? – A chocolate tart and more
Hot Liquified Chocolate – More intense than sikwate
Hershey’s Kisses Turn 100 Years Old! – A major birthday celebration
The Scharffen Berger, Godiva and Valrhona Taste Test – Which is best?
Superb Chocolate From Argentina – A gift from a fellow blogger
Mrs. Polly’s Specialty Cakes – Chocolate Cakes from a gas station!
Halloween Foil-Wrapped Chocolates – Holiday Chocolates
Boholanos a la Marketman – Broas and chocolate sandwiches…
Madeleines in Cebu – Chocolate and other flavors
Homemade by Roshan – Chocolate cupcakes by baker Roshan Samtani
Christmas Chocolates – More foil-wrapped holiday goodies
“Hunting & gathering” – Stops at Vosges and La Maison du Chocolat
Confiserie Aristokratikon – Chocolate in Athens
Le Chocolat – More chocolate in Athens
Chocolate “Shard” Cookies – Perfection? – A take on New York Times Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever!
Pili Nut Brittle with Dark Chocolate a la Marketman – Watch your dentures!
Chocolate Crinkles a la Scharffen Berger – Simple and sublime
Royce at Rockwell – Finally!
Ischler Cookies a la Sister – Wow!
La Corona Cafe, Bacolod – Hot Chocolate with a Provincial Vibe
Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki – Chocolate from a Japanese in Paris
La Maison du Chocolat – A temple of chocolate
The Macarons at Pierre Herme – With links to Macarons at 5 other Parisian locations
Marketman’s Chocolate Birthday Cake – Baked by the Teen
La Resureccion Tablea – Binondo tablea
A Tale of Three Tableas – A taste comparison
Chocolate Bouchons by Sweet Melissa – Artisan’s great dessert

The contest has ended. No more entries accepted, winners announced together with all other contest winners. Thanks!

 

COMMENTS:

  1. Irene Tan says:

    107

    Nov 10, 2009 | 1:08 pm

     
  2. emsy says:

    120

    Nov 10, 2009 | 1:21 pm

     
  3. Kelly says:

    103

    Nov 10, 2009 | 1:26 pm

     
  4. tna says:

    110

    Nov 10, 2009 | 1:35 pm

     
  5. Jenny says:

    115

    Nov 10, 2009 | 1:35 pm

     
  6. di says:

    120

    Nov 10, 2009 | 1:45 pm

     
  7. Lei says:

    110

    Nov 10, 2009 | 1:47 pm

     
  8. Artisan Chocolatier says:

    And to add to the prize pot…..I will donate the following chocolate prizes!!
    1. 1 Box Bouchon au Chocolat
    2. 4 packs of Chocolate Madeleines
    3. 1 jar of Creme du Chocolat

    Nov 10, 2009 | 1:51 pm

     
  9. Marketman says:

    Artisan, that is for Cebu Winners only, or will you ship by LBC to anywhere in the Philippines? :) Thanks!

    Nov 10, 2009 | 2:01 pm

     
  10. xkwzt says:

    120

    Nov 10, 2009 | 2:17 pm

     
  11. Quillene says:

    100

    Nov 10, 2009 | 2:17 pm

     
  12. Artisan Chocolatier says:

    We can do it for Cebu (pick up during BTC Sunday Market) and Manila (If you’ll hand carry them and have them pick up from SM perhaps?). My concern is that LBC might man-handle the items and will not get to the recipient in proper form.

    Nov 10, 2009 | 2:21 pm

     
  13. fatcat says:

    160

    Nov 10, 2009 | 2:30 pm

     
  14. aRj says:

    165

    Nov 10, 2009 | 2:40 pm

     
  15. Marketman says:

    Artisan, let’s keep it to Cebu BTC pick-up instead. Simpler for everyone. Thanks!

    Nov 10, 2009 | 2:41 pm

     
  16. Blaise says:

    110

    Nov 10, 2009 | 2:47 pm

     
  17. Amor says:

    110

    Nov 10, 2009 | 2:59 pm

     
  18. JoannaQ says:

    130

    Nov 10, 2009 | 3:03 pm

     
  19. Jaja says:

    110

    Nov 10, 2009 | 3:07 pm

     
  20. kim e. says:

    115

    Nov 10, 2009 | 3:18 pm

     
  21. el_jefe says:

    120

    Nov 10, 2009 | 3:23 pm

     
  22. paeng says:

    172

    Nov 10, 2009 | 3:34 pm

     
  23. adam says:

    159

    Nov 10, 2009 | 3:35 pm

     
  24. Libay says:

    120

    Nov 10, 2009 | 3:36 pm

     
  25. bluegirl says:

    118

    Nov 10, 2009 | 3:40 pm

     
  26. ryanclaw says:

    160

    Nov 10, 2009 | 4:15 pm

     
  27. marcial bonifacio says:

    180

    Nov 10, 2009 | 4:16 pm

     
  28. Mini says:

    110

    Nov 10, 2009 | 4:22 pm

     
  29. goldilocks says:

    110

    Nov 10, 2009 | 4:25 pm

     
  30. Lenlen S. says:

    118

    Nov 10, 2009 | 4:29 pm

     
  31. jade says:

    110

    Nov 10, 2009 | 4:37 pm

     
  32. Ellen says:

    135

    Nov 10, 2009 | 4:40 pm

     
  33. Emily says:

    155

    Nov 10, 2009 | 4:40 pm

     
  34. Kim says:

    107

    Nov 10, 2009 | 4:45 pm

     
  35. pia says:

    110

    Nov 10, 2009 | 4:50 pm

     
  36. Virgie says:

    115

    Nov 10, 2009 | 4:56 pm

     
  37. Marie says:

    120 “Cebu-Based”

    Nov 10, 2009 | 5:12 pm

     
  38. chrissy says:

    102

    Nov 10, 2009 | 5:17 pm

     
  39. annie says:

    105

    Nov 10, 2009 | 5:19 pm

     
  40. mar says:

    120

    Nov 10, 2009 | 5:28 pm

     
  41. deirdregurl says:

    125

    Nov 10, 2009 | 6:25 pm

     
  42. joanjean says:

    110

    Nov 10, 2009 | 7:21 pm

     
  43. Rona Y says:

    125

    Nov 10, 2009 | 8:00 pm

     
  44. gracebayan says:

    165

    Nov 10, 2009 | 8:00 pm

     
  45. Lydia P says:

    120

    Nov 10, 2009 | 8:29 pm

     
  46. Kathleen says:

    117

    Nov 10, 2009 | 8:45 pm

     
  47. moni says:

    110

    Nov 10, 2009 | 8:47 pm

     
  48. chingdl says:

    120

    Nov 10, 2009 | 9:03 pm

     
  49. maia says:

    115, Cebu-based

    Nov 10, 2009 | 9:11 pm

     
  50. cumin says:

    105.

    Reading through all these chocolate posts left me weak in the knees. Maybe I should aspire to marry the owner of a chocolate shop?

    Nov 10, 2009 | 9:45 pm

     
  51. JMLR says:

    115

    Nov 10, 2009 | 9:47 pm

     
  52. Riyaz says:

    Anywhere from 141 to 155 depending on which method you want to use. Will send you the website i used to figure it out!

    Nov 10, 2009 | 10:19 pm

     
  53. amen says:

    130

    Nov 10, 2009 | 10:27 pm

     
  54. joyce says:

    110

    Nov 10, 2009 | 10:57 pm

     
  55. cindz says:

    108

    Nov 10, 2009 | 11:00 pm

     
  56. chinggaisky says:

    115

    Nov 10, 2009 | 11:01 pm

     
  57. nicole says:

    110

    Nov 10, 2009 | 11:09 pm

     
  58. Artisan Chocolatier says:

    MM, we can expand the winners (for my prizes) to include anyone who is willing to pick-up at the Sunday Market at BTC

    Nov 10, 2009 | 11:13 pm

     
  59. chester says:

    110

    Nov 10, 2009 | 11:17 pm

     
  60. Connie C says:

    Don’t want to buckle down on my knees,and really have no time to review posts at this time ( but I will, after the contest). Just enjoying the response to the “tournament”.

    Nov 10, 2009 | 11:21 pm

     
  61. edel says:

    100

    Nov 11, 2009 | 12:20 am

     
  62. cherryo, yvr says:

    120

    Nov 11, 2009 | 1:37 am

     
  63. Irene says:

    140

    Nov 11, 2009 | 2:38 am

     
  64. steph says:

    125

    Nov 11, 2009 | 4:37 am

     
  65. tulip says:

    120

    Nov 11, 2009 | 5:36 am

     
  66. ca says:

    110

    Nov 11, 2009 | 5:50 am

     
  67. aji says:

    120

    Nov 11, 2009 | 8:24 am

     
  68. JCo says:

    120

    Nov 11, 2009 | 8:26 am

     
  69. Ley says:

    120

    Nov 11, 2009 | 8:40 am

     
  70. Milletskie says:

    140

    Nov 11, 2009 | 8:53 am

     
  71. Dew says:

    175

    Nov 11, 2009 | 9:03 am

     
  72. shasha says:

    125 in an island beside cebu!

    Nov 11, 2009 | 10:10 am

     
  73. rhea says:

    120

    Nov 11, 2009 | 10:23 am

     
  74. risa says:

    140

    Nov 11, 2009 | 10:31 am

     
  75. joan says:

    140 cebu-based

    Nov 11, 2009 | 11:04 am

     
  76. roseanne says:

    115

    Nov 11, 2009 | 11:16 am

     
  77. MrsKookie says:

    128

    Nov 11, 2009 | 11:19 am

     
  78. cecile reyes says:

    120

    Nov 11, 2009 | 11:21 am

     
  79. pegi says:

    125

    Nov 11, 2009 | 1:18 pm

     
  80. joshua says:

    145

    Nov 11, 2009 | 2:26 pm

     
  81. peachy says:

    114

    Nov 11, 2009 | 2:28 pm

     
  82. farida says:

    125-140 Am guessing.
    P.S. where can I buy the vanilla paste and Valrhona chocolate? Would like to try to bake the chocolate tart by Payard before Thanksgiving. Thanks.

    Nov 11, 2009 | 3:18 pm

     
  83. betty q. says:

    Farida: I am back in town for a few more days. If you want to make a quick trip here, I will take you to the wholesaler where you can stock up on your couvertures like Valrhona for your Christmas baking and give you a 1 literof one of my Pure Vanilla extract (pasalubongs from friends). If you can’t make it and would still like to bake the tart, can you not sub with Lindt which is readily available?

    Nov 11, 2009 | 4:19 pm

     
  84. mudra says:

    110

    Nov 11, 2009 | 5:14 pm

     
  85. Flooke says:

    110

    Nov 11, 2009 | 5:20 pm

     
  86. mudra says:

    just wondering why i was listed as coming from canada? Am from the philippines po… =)

    Nov 11, 2009 | 6:36 pm

     
  87. Marketman says:

    mudra, if you are using a company computer and server, it may be based in Canada, even if you are in Manila. If you log in from home, chances are it will show your present location unless you use a server domiciled elsewhere. A small percentage of the comments are mis-identified location wise due to server issues.

    Nov 11, 2009 | 8:13 pm

     
  88. Marketman says:

    farida, if you are based in the U.S., a good high end grocery should have the chocolate and vanilla.

    Nov 11, 2009 | 8:14 pm

     
  89. eustressor says:

    115

    Nov 11, 2009 | 9:42 pm

     
  90. izang says:

    110

    Nov 11, 2009 | 10:09 pm

     
  91. farida says:

    Thanks, MM. Guess have to do my grocery in Seattle. Nothing at the good grocery story I went to yesterday. On second thought, I will ask my dau in Seattle to get those for me. Can’t wait to try the tart.
    bettq: thanks for the invite. Are you still there early next week like Monday or Tuesday? May I email you?

    Nov 12, 2009 | 3:55 am

     
  92. farida says:

    Oh, talked to dau. She suggested Trader Joe’s or I will just try what bettq said..use Lindt chocolates.

    Nov 12, 2009 | 4:04 am

     
  93. veronica says:

    115-120

    Nov 12, 2009 | 9:25 am

     
 

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