Words You Can Make with CHOCOLATE!

Hello Chocolate Lovers!

I came up with 40 words in 30-minutes that I was able to make out of the word:  CHOCOLATE, then I checked on Google. I discovered there were 172 words that (technically) can be made from chocolate! Now thats a lot!

Lessons Learned: Next time, I should take more time before checking in with Google. There were some that we should have known. I can’t believe I missed CAT, (I have three) TEAL, (one of my favorite colors) and Tech (I spend my life on technology)

And I also learned some new words I’d never even heard of like: COLOCATE…

verb: colocate
1. share a location or facility with someone (or something) else.

now I use “colocate” all the time!

Here’s what I came up with from last weeks challenge:

late Hotel hat to hate coal too ah cocoa ache
coco latch hot hatch lot catch ate cool tool hole
loot let eat tale eat ale tea cheat at heat
the hoe cloth toe clothe teach loch each cola loco

Remember to send us how many words you got to: linda@chocologyunlimited.com

Here’s where we got all the new words.

Stay tuned for next weeks challenge!

Maddie J.

Delicious Data–The Results are IN!!

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My Graph from the LI Chocolate Festival


More than 225 people voted here on our blog AND at the LI Chocolate Festival!  The results are in and DARK CHOCOLATE has been voted the favorite, winning by a landslide.

Milk Chocolate came in 2nd place and third was White Chocolate–which technically is not chocolate at all.

Thanks to all who voted!  The more you get involved, the better our blog gets.

I have a challenge for YOU!  How many words can you make from the word chocolate?  I’ll share my results next week.  Thanks for following.

Maddie J

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If you would like to share what  you know about chocolate, send us an email at linda@chocologyunlimited.com —we’d love you to be a  guest blogger!

Some Chocology Kids Topic Ideas: Chocolate comics, Jokes, Fun Chocolate Facts, Chocolate Art, You Tube, Chocolate Books you’ve read


Cacao Beans! The Best Beans You’ll Ever Eat.

Cacao beans are the very first ingredient for everyone’s favorite sweet treat…chocolate!  You’re probably wondering, where do you get the beans?

You can find the cacao tree (Theobroma cacao)  just on the edges of the equator. The trees grow in warm areas, like South America, and in parts of Africa.  They like a warm climate.

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The fruit of the cacao tree is called a pod.  The pod is hard, dry and oval shaped and weighs about 1 pound.  Each cacao tree will grow 20-30 pods per year.  The pods take about six months to ripen and then they turn yellow, orange or red.  The trees are harvested twice a year.

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Cacao Tree

So your probably wondering, “Ok, so that’s where the pods come from, and how is it made into chocolate?”. Well I’m about to tell you.  Inside the cacao pods are seeds, each pod contains 20-40 seeds that become cocoa beans when they dry.


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Each seed contains fat or cocoa butter.

It’s a long process to make chocolate, so I’ll sum it up and then you can VOTE for your favorite chocolate!


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And there you have it! From the bean to the bar, (or however your eating chocolate) next time mom says to eat your beans, you know what to do!😉

So if you read this, you probably are a fan of chocolate.  Here, you can vote on your favorite chocolate, and see which one you enjoy the most!

I”ll post the results in next weeks blog, and may the best chocolate win!!!!


Maddie J
OCT (Official Chocolate Taster)

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Trip to Belgium last April

Meeting with Laurent Gerbaud-Professional Chocolatier, Brussels Belgium

ChocologyToday.wordpress.com (our companies blog)

Our chocolatiers

Ecole Chocolate —Professional Chocolatier Class


Chocolate and Dogs Don’t Mix!

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I love my dog, Logan that’s why I’m working with my mom to create “Puppy Pops” an all natural treat for dogs. But, did you know that chocolate is actually bad for dogs?

Last April while we were in Belgium, a chocolatier told me that chocolate is poisonous for dogs. Today while I was volunteering at PetSmart, I confirmed that chocolate is poisonous at Banfield’s Pet Hospital. Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine and dogs are not able to digest these chemicals. Theobromine and caffeine act like stimulants in your dog, they affect their nervous system and it makes them hyper active and wacky.

The darker the chocolate, the more theobromine and caffeine it contains and the worse it is for your dog. Dark chocolate has a higher cocoa content, which means more theobromine than milk chocolate, which in turn has more than white chocolate.

That is why it’s important that dogs DO NOT eat chocolate. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your dog eats chocolate.

Be ready to tell your vet:
1.   how much chocolate you think your dog ate,
2.  what type of chocolate it was, and
3.  how long ago it was.
4.  It could be helpful to bring the chocolate wrapper, if it is available.

I love my dog and I love my chocolate but chocolate and dogs don’t mix. Please remember to keep chocolate away from your pets!


Maddie J
OCT (Official Chocolate Taster)



About Logan—I worte this when I was 10

Logan’s made my life complete!

“We are Foster Failures and proud of it!” Several months ago we learned about Last Chance Animal Shelter, a shelter that rescues dogs from high kill shelters. We planned to help foster until they found their forever home. Logan was our first foster, we loved him ever since we found out he was our first foster puppy. When we first brought Logan home it was so very exciting to have a puppy in the house.

Because, when I was three years old we had a golden retriever puppy named Genevieve, but we had to give her away when we moved to Arizona, because it was way too hot for her there. I don’t remember a lot about Genevieve but I do remember I was sad to give her away since she was my very first dog. She chewed a lot of my toys, to prove it I still have Genevieve’s teeth marks on one of my Barbie dolls that I still have today.

I loved Logan the first night we brought him home, because that night my grandma and Aunt Margie came over to play cards, he sat at their feet the whole time, he was so sweet and such a good boy!

The next day we were told that someone saw Logan’s picture on the Last Chance website and wanted to adopt him. Fortunately for us we were “foster-failures”, so we ended up keeping him (yay)! A “foster failure” is someone who fosters a dog but ends up adopting him or her, in our case, him.

Logan is a golden retriever and husky mix. I love almost everything about him, his big black nose, gorgeous blackish brownish eyes, those small floppy ears and the beautiful gold and white colors. I always say that Logan’s the color of cheesecake, yummy!

Because of Logan, I’ve learned how to have a good time even in the most worst of times. He is always at my side no matter what, even when my great aunt died. When I’m sad, he licks the tears off my eyes. He is more than a best friend, he is family to me, and he accepts me for who I am. He’s pretty much always on my side. He even accepts I have problems and doesn’t judge me.

Everything in my life had changed because of Logan, it’s like everything’s even better than it was. My life just got an upgrade!😉 And thats how Logan’s made my life complete.