Three Apps for Chocolate Lovers

ChocolatesThis is a sponsored post.

Chocolates are often associated with love and happiness. That’s because chocolate contains a chemical called phenethylamine, which is the same substance that the body releases when a person falls in love. Chocolates also contain dopamine, which is a natural painkiller, and serotonin that helps the body release chemicals associated with feelings of pleasure.

Thanks to the digital age, mobile apps were developed to help people find various kinds of chocolates. There are even companies that give away chocolates to users who would participate in gimmicks. One time, Shopmium offered free Lindt chocolate samples to its newly-registered users. Conversely, mobile gaming hub Pocket Fruity gave chocolate prizes to users during its Valentine’s Day and Christmas promos. With literally hundreds of chocolate-related apps to download, people would never run miss out on cool promos, free samples, or new products created by their favorite chocolate brands!

iChocolate  (iOS, $0.99)

iChocolate is a recipe recipe app that not only offers chocolate desserts but savory chocolate main dishes as well. It also provides vital tips on how to cook chocolate perfectly, and a built-in ingredient conversion measurement chart.

World Chocolate Guide (iOS, Android, Free)

The World Chocolate Guide lets users find the best chocolates shops near them, and around the world. Users can also filter their search by shop features like if a shop sells cakes, pastries, or hot chocolate. It also features detailed description of each shop, photo galleries, and customer ratings.

The Chocolate App (Android, Free)

This app is developed by Philadelphia Candies, a company that has been manufacturing the finest milk and dark chocolates since 1919. In it, users can browse the company’s finest selections of boxed chocolates, specialty chocolates, and gifts for every occasion. Users can even order through their Android-powered smartphone, and checkout with PayPal. The Chocolate App ships to customers all over the world.

More! Foodie Cyber Monday Deals 2014

Cyber Monday SalesOf course, we have more deals for you since it’s Cyber Monday!  Some of these have been going on all week and expire today, but many are Cyber Monday exclusives.  Any deals that have *** before the link and no end date expire TODAY so jump on those first!

Apparel & Soft Goods

  • Flirty Aprons: 50% Off + Free Shipping with code BLACKFLIRTY50 (Ends 12/3)
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Entertaining

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Equipment

  • Blendtec: *** Save $50 + Free Shipping on Blendtec Certified Refurbished blenders
  • Kitchen Aid: *** Save 17% Countertop Appliances and Kitchenware and Free Shipping with purchase of $50 with code BLACKFRI17
  • Kmart

    • ALL Microwaves on sale featuring Oster .7-cu.ft. $49.99 or Oster 1.1-cu.ft. $69.99 (Ends 12/6)
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  • Sears: *** Buy select Mattress Sets, Get your choice of a FREE HDTV or Kenmore 10pc Anodized Cookware Set
  • Shopko: *** Nostalgia Electrics Kettle Popcorn Popper
  • SousVide Supreme: FREE vacuum sealer with purchase of a SousVide Supreme water oven – $129 value (Ends 12/2)
  • Starbucks Store Online
    • *** Save 15-50% on Verismo® machines while supplies last
    • *** Get $25 off $70 + free standard shipping with your purchase
  • Target
    • *** Save an extra 10% one day only with promo code: CYBER10 on fabulous Home items already  on sale for up to 40% off
    • Free $100 gift card with a $500 Home purchase on top of select sale items (Ends 12/6)
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  • UnbeatableSale.com: *** Save an EXTRA $15 off orders $175+ at UnbeatableSale.com! Use Promo Code: BFCM15

Food & Drink

  • Bake Me a Wish: Save 20% on orders of $30+ with code DEC20 (Ends 12/5)
  • Char-Broil: *** Get 30% off accessories with code A14BF on orders $75+
  • Dancing Deer Baking Co.: 20% Off Sitewide with code AF20
  • Farm Fresh to You:  *** 50% OFF your first box of farm fresh organic produce delivered right to your doorstep
  • Omaha Steaks: *** Save up to 72% + FREE Shipping+ 4 FREE Steaks while supplies last
  • Peeps
    • *** 50% off Christmas Candy + Free Ground Shipping
    • *** Free Gift (Peeps Die-Cut Mousepad) with $50 purchase + Free Ground Shipping
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    • *** Buy a Holiday Favorite, get one FREE with code HOLIDAYBOGO
    • Save $25 off $60 + free shipping with code CYBER14 (Ends 12/3)
    • Free Red Macaron Tea Tin when you spend $55 or more + Free Shipping on Orders $50+ at Teavana.com! Use code: MACARON5 (Ends 12/25)
  • Wine of the Month Club
    • *** 15% off Gift Baskets
    • *** Free- Electric Rechargeable Corkscrew, 4- Crystal Wine Goblets, Wine Aerator, Wine Chiller, Wine Tasting Party Kit- a $164 value FREE with One Year Vintners Gift Membership. Free Shipping is included! (Ends 12/1)
    • *** Free- Electric Rechargeable Corkscrew, 4- Crystal Wine Goblets, Wine Aerator, Wine Chiller, Wine Tasting Party Kit- a $164 value FREE with One Year Limited Series Gift Membership. Free Shipping is included! (Ends 12/1)
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Gifts

  • Peeps: *** $3 off Peeps Christmas Ornaments + Free Ground Shipping
  • Woot: *** Black Friday/Cyber Monday Woot- Off

Thank you in advance if you decide to shop through these links.  We greatly appreciate everyone who we helped to shop this weekend.  Your choice to shop through these links doesn’t cost you anything, but it helps us to keep the lights on!

Happy Shopping!

Foodie Black Friday Deals 2014

If you follow FoodAskew on Twitter, you’ve probably seen some of these deals already, so I’m aggregating them in one spot too!  Take advantage of these deals to get you through the weekend without leaving the house!  Any deals that have *** before the link and no end date expire TODAY so jump on those first!

(Edited to Add: I’m removing deal links as they expire, but I’ll add a general link to the merchant in case you want to check out their selection for other gift shopping!)

Apparel & Soft Goods

  • Flirty Aprons: 50% Off + Free Shipping with code BLACKFLIRTY50 (Ends 12/3)

Entertaining

  • Shindigz15% off Any Size Order with code CJBLKFR (Ends 11/29)

Black Friday SalesEquipment

  • Best BuyGreat Deals on Small Appliances, Plus Free Delivery (Ends 11/29)
  • BlendtecSave $50 + Free Shipping on Blendtec Certified Refurbished blenders (Ends 12/1)
  • Kohl’s
    • *** Free Shipping on $50 Orders
    • *** 15% off site wide with code THANKS15
    • *** $199.99 + an extra 10% off KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer
    • *** $299.99 + an extra 10% off KitchenAid Artisan™ Stand Mixer
    • *** $399.99 + an extra 10% off  KitchenAid Pro 600 Stand Mixer
    • *** $99.99 Keurig Elite K45 Brewer
    • *** Black & Decker kitchen electrics. Select styles $9.99
    • *** $39.99 Food Network™ 5.5-qt. enamel cast iron dutch ovens
    • *** $99.99 T-Fal Ultimate hard-anodized 12-pc. cookware set
    • *** $79.99 600-watt NutriBullet
    • *** $119.99 900-watt NutriBullet
    • *** $119.99 Ninja kitchen system with extra blending jar
  • Sears
    • Buy select Mattress Sets, Get your choice of a FREE HDTV or Kenmore 10pc Anodized Cookware Set (Ends 12/1)
    • Sunbeam 2 Slice Toaster Oven $13.99 on sale  (Ends 11/29)
  • Shopko: *** Nostalgia Electrics Kettle Popcorn Popper
  • Starbucks Store OnlineSave 15-50% on Verismo® machines while supplies last (Ends 12/1)
  • Target
    • Free $100 gift card with a $500 Home purchase on top of select sale items (Ends 12/6)
  • UnbeatableSale.comSave an EXTRA $15 off orders $175+ at UnbeatableSale.com! Use Promo Code: BFCM15 (Ends 12/1)

Food & Drink

  • Bake Me a WishSave 20% on orders of $30+ with code DEC20 (Ends 12/5)
  • Char-BroilGet 30% off accessories with code A14BF on orders $75+ (Ends 12/1)
  • Cheryl’s: Save 32% off Sitewide with code BLACKFRIDAY (Ends 11/30)
  • Dancing Deer Baking Co.: 20% Off Sitewide with code AF20
  • Farm Fresh to You: *** Get 50% OFF your first box of farm fresh organic produce delivered right to your doorstep. (Ends 11/29)
  • The Fruit Company*** 15% Off Select Gifts + Free Standard Shipping
  • Jelly Belly
    • 25% off Belly Flops (Ends 11/30)
    • Jelly Belly 20-Flavor Gift Boxes: Reg. $9.99, Only $7.49 (Ends 11/30)
  • Mrs. Fields*** Save 24% sitewide for 24 hours with code BLACK24
  • My M&Ms: 40% Off My M&M’s orders, use code MYSPECIAL40 (Ends 11/30)
  • Omaha SteaksSave up to 72% + FREE Shipping+ 4 FREE Steaks while supplies last (Ends 12/1)
  • Peeps
    • *** Up to 50% off, plus free ground shipping
    • *** 40% off Imagine World Peeps collection and select accessories, plus free ground shipping
    • *** 50% off select Stocking Stuffers, plus free ground shipping
  • The Popcorn Factory: *** Save 30% on select items
  • Teavana
    • 40% off Holiday Best Sellers (Ends 11/30)
    • Buy a Holiday Favorite, get one FREE with code HOLIDAYBOGO (Ends 12/1)
  • Uncorked.com
    • 20% off Cabernet Stars Sampler (Ends 11/29)
    • 12 bottles for $89 (Ends 11/29)
  • Wine of the Month Club
    • 15% off Gift Baskets (Ends 12/1)
    • Free- Electric Rechargeable Corkscrew, 4- Crystal Wine Goblets, Wine Aerator, Wine Chiller, Wine Tasting Party Kit- a $164 value FREE with One Year Vintners Gift Membership. Free Shipping is included! (Ends 12/1)
    • Free- Electric Rechargeable Corkscrew, 4- Crystal Wine Goblets, Wine Aerator, Wine Chiller, Wine Tasting Party Kit- a $164 value FREE with One Year Limited Series Gift Membership. Free Shipping is included! (Ends 12/1)
    • Free- Electric Rechargeable Corkscrew, 4- Crystal Wine Goblets, Wine Aerator, Wine Chiller, Wine Tasting Party Kit- a $164 value FREE with One Year Cellar Series Gift Membership. Free Shipping is included! (Ends 12/1)
    • Free- Electric Rechargeable Corkscrew, 4- Crystal Wine Goblets, Wine Aerator, Wine Chiller, Wine Tasting Party Kit- a $164 value FREE with Six Month Cellar Series Gift Membership. Free Shipping is included! (Ends 12/1)
    • 15% off Gift Assortments from WineoftheMonthClub.com Choose from 2 Bottle, 6 Bottle or 12 Bottle wine Assortments (Ends 12/1)

Gifts

  • WootBlack Friday/Cyber Monday Woot- Off (Ends 12/1)

Thank you in advance if you decide to shop through these links.  We’ll have more coming on Monday to get you through that last cyber push.  Your choice to shop through these links doesn’t cost you anything, but it helps us to keep the lights on!

Happy Shopping!

Thanksgiving: Traditional or Modern?

How do you like your Thanksgiving dinner?  Do you go with the traditional roast turkey and all the fixings, do you buck tradition in little ways like deep frying your bird, or do ignore tradition entirely and head out for exotic cuisines from far off lands?  While Thanksgiving is mostly about family and food, there are other traditions.  Football, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and many other events vie for our attention on that fourth Thursday of November.

BigOven Food Fight Adult vs. Kid's Table (PRNewsFoto/BigOven)

BigOven Food Fight Adult vs. Kid’s Table (PRNewsFoto/BigOven)

This November, BigOven is starting a #FoodFight, asking cooks to sound off on the big Thanksgiving questions on our blog, Facebook and Twitter. BigOven will propose a Thanksgiving-oriented debate each day, and America’s cooks will weigh in. Results will be posted with related recipes, menus and tips from BigOven, a top-rated recipe and organization website and app with a database of 350,000+ recipes.

The #FoodFight encompasses both food and social debates:

  • TV allowed or no TV allowed?
  • Do you like to host or visit others?
  • Are sweet potatoes better with marshmallows, or does this classic belong locked in the 1950’s?

BigOven will ask cooks to sound off on:

Go on over & join the conversations!

Amaro Amore

Reproduced Courtesy of NESCAFE and Curated by Alie & Georgia
Serves 1

Amaro AmoreAlie & Georgia say: Amaros are Italian herbal liqueurs, rich and syrupy, bitter and sweet with deep herbaceous aromas. We made this stirred drink and it turned out to be a perfect balance between the snap of the rye in the whiskey, the herbal sweet notes from the amaro. The slightly bitter and chocolaty espresso marries those flavors together, cuts the sweetness and gives it complexity. And Luxardo cherries are maraschino sophisticated older sister, so make sure you use these classy, dark red berries instead of the garish red ones you see at dive bars. This cocktail would be perfect for sitting in a leather club chair after dinner, talking about your guests’ world travels. Or the latest Real Housewives episode.

Amaro Amore
 
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 oz. Rye or bourbon
  • ¾ oz. Averna amaro
  • ½ oz. Espresso, chilled
Instructions
  1. Add first three ingredients to a tall glass or shaker.
  2. Add ice.
  3. Stir with a long spoon (don't shake) and strain into an up glass.
  4. Garnish with one Luxardo cherry