After 10 years of working as an engineer and a business consultant, Joachim-Sanon determined it was time to return to Haiti. After researching the country’s cacao heritage and the art of chocolate making, she and her husband, Andreas Symietz, invested their life savings to start a chocolate factory, Les Chocolateries Askanya, in rural Haiti.
Clean eating trends are the talk of the food world as an increasing number of health-conscious consumers seek foods that are labelled organic and “preservative-free.” This increased focus and adoption of nutritious eating habits and healthier lifestyles has enhanced awareness about the benefits of consuming organic food.
1-800 Flowers, a leading gourmet food and floral gift provider for all occasions, has partnered with Chocolate Works, a national retailer and manufacturer of custom Belgian chocolate gifts, to create and deliver freshly-made Fruit Bouquets by 1800Flowers.com.
Although Valentine’s Day spending is expected to level off after a decade-long rise, American consumers are projected to spend the same amount on candy, according to a new survey by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.