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People and Chocolate: Intriguing Similarities and Differences - Chocolate is a widely favoured treat that comes in more varieties than any one person could imagine. Forrest Gump once said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” This statement explains a variety among chocolates in terms of flavour, size, and shape. The same statement can be applied to the people we meet in the journey of life. Regardless of appearance, personality and the overall impression someone leaves on you, they will always be favoured by some, disliked by others and always unique....   [tags: Chocolate, psychology, ] 641 words
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The Representation of Power in Cormier's The Chocolate War - Inspired by the actions of his son, Robert Cormier decided to write this novel titled The Chocolate War. Cormier’s son Peter, had refused to sell chocolates at his school’s annual sale as a matter of principle (Kemp1), so Cormier thought that it would be an interesting plot for a book. In this book, Robert Cormier introduces us to many characters that personify evil in order to try to control and manipulate each other to gain power. The concept of power is represented in many different ways throughout this novel....   [tags: The Chocolate War]
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A Brief Lok at Belgian Chocolate - ... This notwithstanding, majority of the tax measures are still controlled by the federal government just like social security and agreements on wage, which oversee general salary and the levels of benefit (USDA, 2011). As a whole, the national and the regional incentives can be accessed by the local and the foreign investors. The investment incentive initiatives of this nation at all government levels are restricted by European Union regulations, implying that they match those of other members of the EU....   [tags: the world's largest exporters of chocolate] 2753 words
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Bulgaria's Foreign Trade with Chocolate - Current Trends in Bulgarian Trade with Chocolate According to a report of Euromonitor International , in 2013 the average growth of the chocolate industry in Bulgaria was 6%. Consumer confidence has been restored after the slowdown of the economy between 2009 and 2012 and, as a result, consumer spending on chocolate has risen. The leadership in chocolate confectionery in 2013 belongs to Mondelez Bulgaria. The company accounts for a 43% value share and is followed at a distance by the other multinational company in the category – Nestlé Bulgaria AD with a share of 22%....   [tags: chocolate industry, cocoa, confectionery]
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Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Like Water for Chocolate—a novel rich in history, culture, food, and scandal; a breathtaking portrayal of a love affair, of the strength of character of desperate women, and of humbling traditions—captivates both the soul and mind, enchanting its readers by way of causing them to become immersed in its story-line. Prominent among its themes is that of finding an identity—or a lack thereof—which seems to pervade the lives of those most engaged in the process of self evaluation and discovery, and as such Laura Esquivel’s novel is comparable to Haruki Murakami’s The Elephant Vanishes, in which the characters from several stories seem to be in a state of perpetual dislocation and disconnection f...   [tags: Like Water For Chocolate]
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Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Identity is like soup, with a long line of different traditions: people either keep it the same or they add new flavors to it. Some families would add onions, others would add peppers, and after a list of traditional recipes they end up putting them together. In Like Water for Chocolate written by Laura Esquirel, it’s about a Mexican young girl who is born in a very traditional, old fashioned family. She realizes that the Mexican family tradition has completely ruined her love life with Pedro. However, she continues to still love this man, but because of Mama Elena’s overprotection she still can’t be with him....   [tags: Like Water For Chocolate] 1280 words
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Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - The excerpt from Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel exposes the uncanny scenario of Rosaura and Pedro’s wedding, and the sudden nostalgia everyone is revealing. The connection of food, and the role of the Mexican revolution is depicted in this excerpt, and the use of intense emotion and sorrow is used to create a dismal atmosphere filled with loss and loneliness. Esquivel uses Tita’s culinary skills and her deep affection towards Pedro as a technique to emphasize the effect it has on the secondary characters in the novel....   [tags: Like Water For Chocolate]
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Effects - Chocolate chip cookies are some of the most delectable snacks out there; they satisfy our sweet tooth with one simple bite. Chocolate chip cookies are baked in all different shapes and sizes, depending on the recipe you are making. You can do this by adding baking soda to a recipe, only adding baking powder to a recipe or even adding both. You can do the same with granulated sugar and brown sugar only adding either one of those to a recipe. These four different ingredients all have different effects and affect a cookie in different ways....   [tags: cookies, chocolate chips, baking soda] 834 words
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Exploring the Role of Women in Mexico in Like Water For Chocolate - Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel explains women’s roles in northern Mexico during the turn of the nineteenth century. The novel takes place in northern Mexico on a family ranch where many family traditions are carried out. Also, the novel describes some of the typical foods that were prepared and fiestas that were celebrated in the Mexican culture around this time. However, the novel mainly focuses on the roles of females in Mexican society at that time. The novel goes beyond explaining women’s roles and also explains what took place in the Mexican family....   [tags: Like Water For Chocolate Essays]
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The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier - The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier      The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier was a book that we read in class, it was about good and evil. It is about how the to forces battle for superiority over one another. The book tells how one of the sides over powers the other to claim its spot on top. The people are like pawns to two of the characters, Archie and Brother Leon because they use the people to get what they want from them, and will stop at nothing to get it. Both of characters will stop at nothing to have what they want, which is to have the power over the school....   [tags: The Chocolate War] 751 words
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Free Will Choices in "The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier - In life, destiny is already set. The plan is to make the correct decisions, free will is a gift God has given all living beings. A decision is based on free will, there is ether the right path or the wrong one. So, why not dare to be different. Jerry Renault chose a path that he did not think would cause him pain and suffering. The Chocolate War written by Robert Cormier illustrates what individuals go through at some point in their lifetime, making life changing decisions. As the story begins, Jerry is introduced as a kid who is trying out for the football team, he’s a small kid standing at 5 9’ and a buck 45....   [tags: choices, Chocolate War, Robert Cormier, ] 676 words
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The Chocolate War - Transformation of Jerry - Why would a person decide to betray the beliefs they had fought so hard for. In Robert Cormiers novel The Chocolate War, the character of Jerry Renault changes drastically from a rebel to a follower in the end. The school gang known as the vigils and his moral beliefs motivates Jerry’s actions. He feels he must take a stand against evil. Jerry can be considered a hero because of his beliefs. In the end however he gives in to the things he fought against and becomes a follower. There are many factors that cause Jerry to act the way he does....   [tags: Chocolate War Essays] 516 words
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The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier - The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier Robert Cormier writes novels for teenagers. In his books he uses violence and power and other features that the adolescence age group usually use. A lot of people are disturbed by the way he uses violence the way he does at the end of the novel. Cormier wrote the Chocolate War during the 1970's during the hippie era. The story takes place at a higher intelligence level than most of the outside world. Jerry Renault, the main character in the novel, has lived a rough life, especially in the last year or so....   [tags: Chocolate War Cormier] 976 words
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The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier - The Chocolate War is a book written by Robert Cormier. It is about a teenaged boy named Jerry and his life as an individual at an all boys catholic school called Trinity. Every year the school sells chocolates to raise money. Every student is meant to sell fifty boxes, and they all do, except for Jerry. Jerry was forced not to sell the chocolates for 10 days by the Vigils, a school gang. At first that's what he planned to do, but as the 10 days went on, Jerry started to feel control over his life and decided to continue not to sell....   [tags: Chocolate War Robert Cormier] 1476 words
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The Use of Magical Realism in Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate - Latin American literature is perhaps best known for its use of magical realism, a literary mode where the fantastical is seamlessly blended with the ordinary, creating a sort of enhanced reality. Though magical realism is practiced by authors from other cultures, the works of authors Salman Rushdie and Toni Morrison, for example, are notable examples of non-Latin works in which magical realism has been used to both great effect and great celebration, it is in the works of Latin American authors where the style has flourished and made its mark on the literary world....   [tags: Like Water For Chocolate] 1041 words
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Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - The novel called Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel tells the story of Tita De La Garza, the youngest daughter and the protagonist of the novel, who has been living with his family in Mexico during the time of twentieth century. In the course of twelve chapters, each is marked as a "monthly installment", the reader discover Tita's struggle to pursue true love and maintain her freedom. Each installment features a recipe to start each chapter. The major affairs of these recipes are woven throughout the narrative, by the niece of Tita known as Esperanza....   [tags: Water Chocolate Esquivel] 1753 words
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A Literary Analysis of Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War - A Literary Analysis of Robert Cormier's "The Chocolate War" The Chocolate War is a story which takes place in New England in the 1970's. Most of the events happen in a Catholic school. Since this school was exclusively for boys, they were constantly trying to prove their power over each other. The story is told in third person omniscient. The story's mood is suspenseful. With each page turn one wonders if Jerry will take or refuse his chocolates. The protagonist of this story is Jerry Renault and the antagonist in Archie Costello....   [tags: Chocolate War Essays] 877 words
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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as Judeo-Christian Allegory - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as Judeo-Christian Allegory In the classic children's film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which is based on the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the author and writer of the screenplay, Roald Dahl presents the viewer with a strikingly vivid metaphor that compares fundamental Judeo-Christian beliefs with, that's right, candy. The basic figures in the religion are given representational roles in the film that do not hide, but instead sugar coat their meaning....   [tags: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory] 1524 words
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Feminism in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Feminism in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel There are many different definitions of feminism. Some people regard feminism as the idea that women deserve the same amount of respect that men deserve. There are the other schools of feminist thought that hold women superior to men. Yet another believes that the gender roles controlling women are artificially created and not innate knowledge, and thus men and women are equals with only history the determining factor and how gender equality is established....   [tags: Like Water for Chocolate]
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Sublime Elements in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel -      The novel Like Water for Chocolate, published in 1989, was written by Laura Esquivel who is of Spanish heritage. She lives in Mexico, and Like Water for Chocolate was her first novel. I feel that in the story Laura Esquivel gives a lot of magical elements that are treated as real in order to evoke emotions about love, but it also employs many features of sublime literature. In Like Water for Chocolate, a girl named Tita was born. When she was first born, it mentions that she was literally washed into this world on a great tide of tears that spilled over the edge of the table and flooded across the kitchen floor (6)....   [tags: Like Water for Chocolate]
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Like Water For Chocolate as a Fantasy Love Story - Like Water For Chocolate as a Fantasy Love Story Like Water For Chocolate is a fantasy-type love story. It teaches a lot about family life in Mexico, the country where it took place. The owner of the De la Garza ranch where the family lived was Mama Elena, who raised three daughters on her own because her husband had died. Tita, the youngest daughter and main character, was the youngest of the three and a wonderful cook. Tita was the narrator's great-aunt, so the story took place in the earlier part of the 20th century....   [tags: Like Water for Chocolate] 639 words
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War Rages On in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - War Rages On in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Although wars are waged for many reasons, ultimately, wars are fought for one reason; freedom. It is no different in Laura Esquivel's magical realism Like Water for Chocolate. Just as this novel is staged during the time of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1917, another war rages on in the confines of a family ranch and in the lives of the people who dwell there. Esquivel cleverly uses the backdrop of the war to explore the individual lives and their struggle to attain the revolution's goal for themselves; independence....   [tags: Water Chocolate Laura Esquivel] 904 words
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Revolution in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Revolution in Like Water for Chocolate Revolutions throughout the history of humankind have established change of traditions as the normal occurrence throughout our history. Revolutions in households can also occur when traditions that are contrary to the desires of one, interfere with the values of another. In the book "Like Water for Chocolate," a major revolution develops between mother and daughter, Mama Elena and Tita. Like most revolutions, traditions are the major factor in the revolution that happens between these two; Tradition states that the youngest daughter must not marry, but must take care of the mother until she dies....   [tags: Like Water for Chocolate] 791 words
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Laura Equirel's Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquirel’s, Like Water for Chocolate, is a modern day Romeo and Juliet filled with mouthwatering recipes. It has become a valued part of American literature. The novel became so popular that it was developed into a film, becoming a success in both America and Mexico. Alfonso Arau directs the film. After reading the novel and seeing the movie, I discovered several distinct differences between the two as well as some riveting similarities. The novel begins with the main character, Tita, being born on the kitchen table....   [tags: Esquivel Like Water Chocolate Movie Essays] 1322 words
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Commentary on Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Commentary on Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel The novel Like Water for Chocolate is the story of a woman fighting tradition in quest for love and freedom. The novel has diverse relations of apathy and love between the characters. The author Esquivel illustrates these relations by the use of the colors red and white. Throughout the novel Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel uses the colors red and white to symbolize love and apathy in the relationships between the characters....   [tags: Papers Water Chocolate Esquivel Essays] 601 words
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Ultimate Love in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Ultimate Love in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate is a love story set in Mexico, interspersed with recipes, related in unadorned, uncomplicated language. Yet when the ingredients are combined and simmer, subtle and unusual flavors emerge. On one level, this is the story of Tita, youngest daughter of the formidable matriarch Mama Elena who forbids Tita to marry her true love Pedro because tradition says that the youngest daughter must care for her mother until her death....   [tags: Water Chocolate Laura Esquivel Essays]
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Magical and Realist Elements of Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Magical and Realist Elements of Like Water for Chocolate The novel Like Water for Chocolate, published in 1989, was written by Laura Esquivel who is of Spanish heritage. She lives in Mexico, and Like Water for Chocolate was her first novel. I feel that in the story Laura Esquivel gives a lot of magical elements as well as some realist elements in order to evoke emotions about love. While reading Like Water for Chocolate, I thought that how the girl named Tita was not allowed to marry the guy she loved and how she had to watch her sister marry him was interesting....   [tags: Like Water for Chocolate]
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Hidden Meaning in Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate - Hidden Meaning in Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate                           Laura Esquivel’s novel, Like Water for Chocolate, is a contemporary novel based on romance, recipes and home remedies. Very little criticism has been done on the novel. Of the few essays that are written on this work, the majority of them consist of feminist critique. This novel would be most easily approached from a feminist view because of the intricate relationships between women. However, relationships between women are only one of the many elements touched upon in the novel....   [tags: Like Water for chocolate]
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Chocolat Advertisement: A Healthy and Luxurious Treat - ... It was rare and expensive. The overall appearance of the advertisement is simple and direct. The images of fresh, natural ingredients are appealing to a more mature palate. Children would not be attracted to or understand the relationship between chocolate and salt. Cherries are not an overly sweet fruit and in their fresh state, is an acquired taste. The images of animals on the Endangered Species Chocolate bars are only slices of the whole. The animals they use as graphics are not commonly recognized by children, or for that matter, many adults....   [tags: natural and organic chocolate] 772 words
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Magical Realism and Fantastic Sublime in Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate - Magical Realism and Fantastic Sublime in Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate The different elements of the story Like Water for Chocolate are amazing. The feelings that go through a person upon listening, watching, and tasting events that happen during this story of the Spanish family's lives. The customs of this family were so unorthodox. This story is fantastic sublime and magical realism combined. Laura Esquivel wrote this novel in 1992. The nationality of the people in the novel was Mexican....   [tags: Like Water Chocolate Essays Laura Esquivel]
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The Benefits of Chocolate - Chocolate There is nothing any better than a good piece of chocolate. Its rich, its creamy, its smooth, and it makes us feel so-o-o-o good for a few moments of course, that is; until the guilt of the calories kick in. Chocolate happens to be one of my favorite sweets. The wonderful creamy milk chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, white chocolate, or even my personal favorite a silky dark chocolate, the choices are hard. I sat down this weekend to really think about, and compare the differences....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Virginity In Chronicle Of A Death by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Virginity In Chronicle Of A Death by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Latin American society has placed a very high value on women being virgins when they marry. This value is one of the primary themes in Chronicle of a Death foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. In contrast, virginity does not appear to hold significance in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. However this is only on the surface but as one delves into the deeper meanings of each book it almost seems as if the authors view this social doctrine as childish....   [tags: Virginity Chronicle Marquez Chocolate Essays] 1267 words
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Is It A Chocolate Sale...Or A Chocolate War..?? - Is It A Chocolate Sale...Or A Chocolate War..?. Chocolate "sale" or.....chocolate "war". Although you describe this novel as being mainly based on simply the chocolate sale, the correct answer is more like the war of the chocolate sale. Already from the opening page of this exclusive book, where quarterback Jerry Renault is clobbered by a relentless defense, The Chocolate War is relentless in its portrayal of the vicious, sometimes violent world of high school. Through Jerry Renault, Robert Cormier who is the author of this book, thrusts us into the tormenting world of Trinity High, an all boys prep school....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 1391 words
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The Chemical and Psychological Effects of Chocolate - In 2013, about 7.4 million tons of chocolate is expected to be consumed globally, totaling to nearly $110 billion (Pardomuan, Nicholson). I can honestly say that I will be one of the many people who contribute immensely to those massive quantities. Chocolate has always been one of my guilty pleasures, leading me to consider myself a “chocoholic.” After 20 years of eating chocolate, I learned there is more to chocolate than meets the eye. Many chemicals compose each delicious piece creating multiple psychological effects on the mind....   [tags: Flavor Intensity, Anandamide]
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Characters in Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - 1. Tita Quote: "Tita was so sensitive to onions, any time they were being chopped, they say she would just cry and cry; …" (Pg. 5) Write-up: Tita is the main character of the story, also the narrator, who suffers from unjust oppression from Mama Elena, her mother. She is raised to excel in the kitchen and many entertaining arts where she is expected to spend her whole life taking care of her mother. This is following the family tradition that the youngest daughter takes care of the mother until she dies....   [tags: Like Water Chocolate Characters] 1213 words
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The Cacao Tree and Chocolate - ... this drink was thought to be their cure for diarrhea, dysentery and to be an aphrodisiac. the aztecs believed that wisdom and power came from the fruit of the cacao tree. the cacao beans were used for currency, when aztecs would conquer tribes, they demanded to be payed in cocoa. records dating all the way back to 1200 C.E. show the details of cocoa delivery forced on all conquered tribes. later on, the cacao tree had spread during the age of colonialism, so did the cacao bean and so did chocolate itself....   [tags: mayans, aztecs, food] 797 words
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The Dark Side of Chocolate Addiction - From Dairy Queen’s Chocolate Extreme Blizzards to a Hershey’s bar, I love chocolate of all kinds mixed with all assorted goods. I believe that everyone knows that chocolate is bad for humans to consume in large/multiple quantities. But I also heard of people having “chocolate addictions”. I realize that most people are exaggerating when they say they are “addicted” to chocolate, but it lead me to wonder if it is possible to really be addicted to chocolate and if it is something that could happen to anyone....   [tags: Health, Food, Obesity]
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The Drug-Like Characteristics of Chocolate - ... One of the reasons for this phenomena is the chemical nature of chocolate. Chocolate contains a relatively high amount of serotonin which is responsible for the regulation of food-intake and mood. A person who craves chocolate is possibly trying to balance their body’s low level of serotonin the same way a pregnant woman craves ice when she is missing vital minerals. It would be logical that chocolate possesses addictive qualities because of the natural response to those increased levels of serotonin....   [tags: addictive, serotonin, emotions]
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The True History of Chocolate - ... The Maya used chocolate without adding sugar. Drinks were served both as cold and hot and also used as an important trade item in commodity exchanges. Cacao had immense social prestige and its beans were used as currency. Sacred chocolate drinks were an important part of Maya rituals. The first encounter of Europeans with cacao was during Columbus’ fourth expedition to America. A large Maya trading canoe was captured and Europeans found strange “almonds”, among other commodities, on it. The first impression of the chocolate on the conquistadors was definitely negative, although started use such a by-product as cacao butter for culinary purposes....   [tags: food, prohibition, scholarly subject] 967 words
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How to Make a Chocolate Trifle - Baking to me is passion; it is an art. It gives me an opportunity to create. I love to bake and my specialty is desserts. It was very hard to narrow down and decide what it is that I wanted to write about being that there are so many dishes and desserts that I have mastered throughout the years. One of my favorite, yet simple, desserts to make is a Chocolate Trifle. My trifles in addition to my pound cakes have become one of the most requested desserts to make. Making a Chocolate Trifle involves preparation and learning the language of the kitchen....   [tags: Process Essay] 719 words
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The Dark Side of Chocolate - Chocolate. A treat that practically everyone enjoys and loves to taste. A product that brings in over 80 billion dollars a year. (BBC Chocolate: Bitter Truth) With that dollar amount to show, who doesn’t love chocolate. The reality, however, is that chocolate also has a different, darker side. The chocolate industry is causing children to work, not go to school, starve, and endure tremendous pain. “How is this happening without the chocolate companies doing anything about it?” you may ask. That is precisely the question many have today....   [tags: Plantation Farmers, Child Labor]
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The Dark Side of Chocolate Production - Introduction The 58 million pounds of chocolate eaten on chocolate the drenched holiday of Valentines Day is likely made from cocoa beans from West Africa. The Ivory Coast, also known as Cote D'ivoire in Africa is the source of about 35 percent of the world’s cocoa production. These cocoa beans were likely harvested by unpaid child workers that are being held captive on plantations as slaves. Chocolate companies use these cocoa plantations as their cocoa source for their chocolate products. And since the companies want to maximize their profit, they push plantation owners to lower prices, causing plantations to cut price any way possible (Philpott)....   [tags: children, slavery, trafficking] 1773 words
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Bulgaria's Foreign Trade with Chocolate - Introduction Characteristics of the good Chocolate is a sweet food preparation made of cacao seeds in various forms and flavors. It has large application in the food industry and can be consumed either as a final product or as a flavoring ingredient for a great variety of sweet foods. Its primary ingredient – cacao, is cultivated by many cultures in Mexico and Central America as well as in some countries in West Africa, such as Cote d’Ivoire. The production of chocolate takes place in several stages....   [tags: cacao, food industry, popular food]
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Like Water for Chocolate and The Fall - Both the novels Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel and The Fall by Albert Camus illustrate the concept that the individuals are powerless to change their fate. Like Water for Chocolate written by Laura Esquivel is structured into 12 monthly chapters each centered around a recipe. The main theme of the story is the love between Tita and Pedro. There is power, love and life in food and this novel explores the life of food and woman who nourish us by starving themselves of their own desires in order to do so....   [tags: Laura Esquivel, Albert Camus, novel comparison] 1758 words
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Fresa y Chocolate and The Borderlands - Identity is the essential core of who we are as individuals, the conscious experience of the self-inside. (Kaufman cited in Anzaldúa, 1987, p.84) The objective of this essay will be to interpret the contradictions of identity produced in the movie Fresa y Chocolate and The Borderlands. When personal identity, is stifled and shaped by nationalistic discourse. By examining the polarised dichotomies of self-identity, juxtaposed against the internalised and dominant hegemonic discourse of imposed National and cultural identity....   [tags: contradictions of identity, film analysis]
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Bulgaria's Foreign Trade with Chocolate - Issues and Perspectives with the Selected Product SWOT Analysis After the current state of trade with chocolate and other cocoa containing products is already analyzed, it is crucial to identify the possible opportunities and threats in the future developments. This objective is achieved with the help of the SWOT analysis presented below. Strengths Weaknesses • Existing traditions in production • Skilled workforce • Technological equipment complying with EU requirements • Introduced quality standards • Presence of a large number of SMEs and employed in them, providing a basis for export • A leading sector in terms of turnover and value added among the export-oriented sectors identified...   [tags: SWOT analysis, cocoa, policy]
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Who Consumes The Most Chocolate? - Still hungry. : Do people really love to eat chocolate?. According to David McKenzie in his article “Who Consumes The Most Chocolate?” 91% of all women and 87% of all men admit to eat chocolate, it may not be on a daily basis but it’s on a regular basis (David McKenzie 1). Scientifically, Chocolate changes the mood of their consumer as it increases serotonin levels in blood, which is the happiness hormone. As a result people feel happier every time they eat chocolate. That’s why chocolate companies clutched the opportunity and started to develop different ads to grab the consumers’ attention and increase sales....   [tags: women, man, snickers]
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Analysis - Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” tap’s into young readers anxieties by opening their imagination to new thoughts of possible events that they might experience in the future. Dahl uses Charlie Bucket, the main character as the hero of the story, and arguably a role model for young readers, to portray the life of a poor child who is not blessed with all the things that he wants, because of his economical situation. In this critical paper, I will argue how Charlie Bucket’ character can be considered a role model/ hero for young readers....   [tags: charlie bucket, roald dahl, young readers]
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Chocolate as an Anti-depressant - ... The chocolate that most American consumer is the one that scientist have not studies (Meyer). A 1.55-ounce bar of milk chocolate contains 235 calories. This amount is more than what normal snacks foods provide to the society. According to Brian Willett an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer, has mentioned to society that chocolate has a rich flavor but not only because of the fat the chocolate has. The high sugar is what leads to having health problems. Each 1.55-ounce serving, or about one bar, contains 22.66 grams of sugar....   [tags: confection from cacao beans] 1234 words
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Hershey Chocolate Manufactures Process - ... Nuts, coconut flakes, and flavored jellies are one of the few additional ingredients used to form different Hershey candy products. Hershey chocolate is not manufactured purely from the ingredients listed above. Other additives incorporated into Hershey products serve as a preservation and stability agent to promote a longer shelf life all products. Using food additives and other preservatives in processed foods has become an increasing concern in many parts of the world. Health risks are commonly linked to chemical usage in products like these....   [tags: treats, dynamics, candy, science] 2067 words
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - A good boy who happens to come from a very destitute family is given the opportunity of a life time. Many children with sad lives long for the day that something spectacular will happen for their families. The classic story about Charlie Bucket and the “Golden Ticket” that makes all his dreams come true is beloved by children all over the world. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was written by Roald Dahl in 1964 and has since been adapted into two major motion pictures. In 1971, Warner Brother’s Studios developed the beloved children’s book into a musical film and named it Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory....   [tags: Literature]
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The Columbian Exchange: Chocolate - ... By the mid-1600s, the drink made from the little brown beans had gained widespread popularity in France. In Europe, chocolate (as a drink) gained popularity as the production of the beans became more popular. More of the lower and middle class were able to afford it, and it was considered a great treat to have. In terms of economic impact, the cacao had been a boon for the Europeans. It was praised as a delicious, health-giving food enjoyed by the wealthy (McNeill, The Columbian Exchange). Starting from its native land of South America, the cacao plant had truly traveled a long way across the globe to impact other lands....   [tags: cacao, beans, product, item]
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The Chocolate Sector of Côte d’Ivoire - People are not prone to agree with one another. If you gather a dozen people together for a dinner party and the subject turns to politics or religion, then there is inevitably going to be an argument. There is one thing, however, that there is a near universal consensus on: chocolate is a wonderful and delicious thing. While Europe and the United States account for most chocolate consumption, the confection is growing in popularity in Asia and market forecasts are optimistic about the prospects in China and India (Nieburg, 2013, para 9)....   [tags: dependence, fair trade, communication, Africa]
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Bittersweet: Unwrapping the Hidden Side of Chocolate - People have always had a sweet tooth. In the mid 17th century, the sugar cane was introduced to the New World by the Dutch, who, using slaves, seized this opportunity to make a profit in the British West Indies. Sugar, as well as slaves, played a vital role in the Atlantic Triangular Trade among the Americas, Europe and Africa. Slaves were the working force in this trade network because they harvested the cash crops that circulated around the Atlantic Ocean. A form of slavery very similar to those in the sugar plantations of the Caribbeans is child labor in the modern cocoa industry....   [tags: Child Slavery]
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Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - During the time of the Mexican Revolution, men, women and children gathered together in order to revive democracy. During this time, men were considered to be the dominant force. In Like Water for Chocolate, Esquivel manipulates these traditions and through the use of literary conventions and techniques such as magic realism, she is able to reverse the roles of men and women in the story she develops. The most conspicuous evidence in the novel is the way characters develop throughout the story and defy their social expectations....   [tags: gender reversal] 564 words
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Hispanic Culture in Like Water for Chocolate - As the first major U.S. success for a Spanish language film, Como Agua Para Chocolate (Alfonso Arau, 1992) has had a major impact on Hispanic culture and the future of Hispanic cinema. This film has many implicit and explicit layers that challenge typical cultural ideals, not only in Hispanic culture, but in various cultures across the world. Based on his wife, Laura Esquivel’s novel, Arau used this film, known commonly as Like Water for Chocolate, to bring to the surface the liberation of females through the empowerment of food....   [tags: cultural, females, food] 1774 words
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Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate - ... Esquivel grew up during a time when Latin American fiction was enjoying substantial worldwide popularity, known as the “boom.” This was due to authors such as García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, and Mario Vargas Llosa, who hailed from different Latin American countries but together developed and refined the qualities associated with modern Latin fiction.(Gale Encyclopidia 570) For this time period she achieved a lot in the eyes of the Mexican Culture. Especially since smith in Gender and the Mexican Revolution says “the Mexican Revolution addresses such concerns by considering issues of women and gender during this transformative era to analyze revolutionary patriarchy and its liberal preced...   [tags: Mexican cultural aspects]
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Paradise of the Blind and Like Water for Chocolate - A strong maternal bond is crucial in one’s life; however in both Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong and Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, the authors portray the distant relationship between the mother and the daughter as a tool to critique the ‘inhuman’ traditions imposed upon the family members in their respective societies. Though Houng’s and Esquivel’s novels are set in Vietnam and Mexico respectively, they assert that family traditions are unjust and forbid family members to pursue their own dreams, ambitions, and desires as portrayed by the two teenage protagonists and their mothers, who are obligated to sacrifice their own lives for others....   [tags: Compare and Contrast] 1377 words
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The Archetypal Hero in Like Water for Chocolate - “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with [their] freedom” (Dylan). However, though heroes face complications throughout their quest, in the end they often accomplish an important rask. In the book, Like Water for Chocolate, the main character, Tita shows a perfect example of a hero. Tita is in a continuous emotional quest throughout the entire story, but proves along the way she is indeed one who will not fail. Many characteristics of a hero certainly fit Tita’s character, however, there are some very important ones, she: suffers an unusual childbirth, yields a special weapon, goes through a traumatic event that leads to an adventure, has supernatural help, exper...   [tags: quest, love, characteristics] 1331 words
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Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel is a powerful novel that serves as a great introductory guide to the Latin-American culture. The novel consists of primarily female characters, the De La Garza family, where each one portrays a female stereotype, or perhaps their role in the society. The setting of the story takes place during arise of the Mexican Revolution in 1910, which helps to further distinguish the roles of the women and how they go about living their everyday life. Like Water for Chocolate can be looked at as a story about two women, a daughter and a mother, Tita and Elena De La Garza....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Laura Esquivel] 1878 words
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Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - “A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with [their] freedom” (Dylan). Even though, heroes face complications throughout their quest, they often accomplish an important task. In the book Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel, the main character, Tita shows a perfect example of the archetypal hero. Tita is battling an emotional quest throughout the entire story, but proves along the way she is one who will not fail. Many characteristics of a hero certainly fit Tita’s character, however, there are some very important ones, she: suffers an unusual birth, wields a special weapon, experiences a traumatic event, receives supernatural help, atones for her mother’s wro...   [tags: family tradition, tita]
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Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel - Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel, is a novel about a family of three sisters and their mother. The three De La Garza sisters consist of Rosaura, Gertrudis and Tita who are bound by family traditions and their mother, Mama Elena is the strict and stern antagonist of the novel. This novel revolves around the trajectories of three sisters, who all possess different personalities, and their struggle for love drives the plot ahead in the novel. Out of the three sisters, the eldest sister is Rosaura who is almost like a copy of Mama Elena....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1285 words
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Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Personal freedom is an inalienable right that everyone deserves. It is a powerful idea that provides courage for those who are afraid, infuses hope to those who are desperate, and grants strength to those who are oppressed. However, for the idea to come to reality, one must be mature enough to embrace and act upon it. The novel Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel tells the story of Tita, a young girl who lives under the iron fisted rule of Mama Elena. From a young inexperienced girl, to a full grown and independent woman, Tita fights against Mama Elena’s rules before and after her death, in order to make her own choice about herself....   [tags: personal freedom, tita, pedro] 1647 words
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Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - ... It is understandable that in real life too certain products might have a positive impact on libido of a person, enhancing sexual life of an individual. However, this effect can be seen only if the product has been consumed for a considerable amount of time, but never so quickly as it was described in the story. Obviously, one should set aside various medications, such as Viagra. In other words, if the author had not employed the approach of magical realism, she would not have been able to convey her understanding of the tremendous power that love between to people hold and how it may change the world around them....   [tags: magical realism novels, story analysis] 1761 words
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The Chocolate War - The Chocolate War Many people often meet different characters in literature and in life that they admire or despise. They conclude if those characters are good or evil and at the same time they reflect on the choices and responsibilities that those characters have. From The Chocolate War I admire Roland Goubert or The Goober based on his actions. I despise Archie Costello (The Assigner of The Vigils) because of the choices that he made and also because of his actions. I admire Roland Goubert (The Goober) the most of all the characters within this book because he is honest, loving, and a loyal friend to Jerry....   [tags: Essays Papers] 881 words
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