How to Use Haitian Cacao Nibs

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How do you use cacao nibs? What are cacao nibs you ask?  They’re chunky bits of roasted cocoa — smaller than chocolate chips and not as uniform (but tastier and oh, so much healthier!).  Cacao nibs have a chocolatey taste, but they’re not as sweet as chocolate, which make them more versatile.  Nibs are actually pre-cursors to chocolate.  Chocolate makers use super grinders to create a fine mixture out of nibs to serves as the base for chocolate bars.  Sugar, cacao butter, and other flavors … Read More

4 Arms, metal sculpture from Haiti – Basketball teams covet her

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In honor of spring and March Madness, Singing Rooster presents our newest acquisition of original Art from Haiti – Four Arms is one of a kind Haitian metal art wall sculpture. She’s a basketball coach’s dream come true.  She can shoot, block, and hit the boards all at the same time.  University of Wisconsin’s basketball team won’t stop calling. #gobadgers #sorryvillanova #notreally 4 Arms is handmade from recycled metal/steel oil drum — so she can hang outdoors in the garden (she’s great at shooing squirrels off the bird … Read More

March Madness on Haitian coffee, nibs & chocolate

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March Madness :  Gwo Cheval, Cacao Nibs & Haitian Chocolate Remember how last month you were thoughtful & spent all that time (and money) buying gifts for others? Welcome to March. Indulge in our totally mad offer & Haiti’s small producers win :  a 12 ounce bag of premium coffee (Big Horse / Gwo Cheval), a full pound of roasted nibs & our 3 best selling chocolate bars:   plain, lemon-ginger & cinnamon-cayenne. 35 bucks — includes SHIPPING Buy today –> March Madness Tidbits: The odds of filling … Read More

Health Benefits of (Valentine’s) Dark Haitian Chocolate, Organic Fair Trade

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It’s NOT too late — order Haitian Chocolate (and coffee) by February 8th, 2017 & we’ll deliver on or before February 14th to your Valentine. Choose from a variety of gifts:  coffee & cinnamon bars, box of love, or coffee & chocolate subscription. It’s not just a sweet thing to do, you’re gifting a healthy, organic snack. Dark chocolate is a superfood whose health benefits have been well-documented: A 42 gram/1.5 ounce bar of 70% dark chocolate contains: 6 grams of fiber 38% RDA for Iron 33% RDA … Read More

Love Drives out Hatred, Happy MLK Day from Singing Rooster

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In the grand spirit of sharing interesting information, Singing Rooster presents facts you may not know about our beloved Martin Luther King. His birth name was Michael.  When his pastor father returned home from a trip to Germany in the early 30’s he, renamed his 5-year-old son Martin (after the protestant reformation leader). He was a gifted student and skipped grades 9-12 entering college at 15. He had no intention of following the family ministry vocation until the president of his college convinced him otherwise. King … Read More

Haiti’s Earthquake, 7 years later

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Haiti’s Earthquake, 7 years Later: 2017 Send an email, text or call your favorite Haitian today with 4 simple words:  I remember with you. Each January 12th we pause, remember, recommit.  Seven years ago today, the earth shook violently, 230,000 people died, and a country already stretched to the limits was tossed into chaos.  Thousands are still living in dismal conditions. Then comes Hurricane Matthew in October.  Rebuilding the peninsula will take LONGER than the earthquake.  Entire cities washed off the map. Haiti seems a … Read More

Merry Christmas from Singing Rooster #peaceonearth

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Handel’s Messiah is a treasured part to so many people’s lives this time of year.  Here are fun facts you may not know about this beautiful music: Handel completed the entire piece in only 24 days including a 259-page score, 20 choral numbers and more than 30 solos and instrumentals. NPR music commentator Miles Hoffman estimates there are a quarter of a million notes in the piece. At a little more than three weeks of 10-hour days, this means Handel wrote (on average) 15 notes … Read More

The Moment the Sun Stood Still

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Welcome to winter — the 2016 solstice. We’re celebrating the shortest day of the year at Singing Rooster with a LONG DEAL on coffee & chocolate. Now through the New Year: 2 bags of Gwo Cheval (award-winner) 2 Chocolate bars $25 bucks  (eat chocolate w/ hot coffee… or wine, you make the call)   10 things you didn’t know about the Winter solstice: The Latin word solstice means ‘sun stands still.’ During a solstice, the sun appears to remain still — at noon. Most count the entire day as the solstice, but … Read More

What will you cover in chocolate today?

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In honor of National Cover Anything with Chocolate Day, the staff at Singing Rooster are covering everything in #haitianchocolate. Head Rooster Molly: “Chocolate covered corn dogs with a side of yellow mustard?  There’s nothing better.” Later on in the break room, she admitted that there are probably 1,000 things that are better, but she wouldn’t elaborate.   Coffee Ambassador Corinne’s favorite chocolate covered confection? Crickets. “When in the peace corps in the South Sudan, we ran out of food and roasted crickets.  We were thankful for dental … Read More

10 Things you didn’t know about Santa

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Today is St. Nicholas Day — the day we celebrate a generous man known as Santa Claus (the Dutch referred to Saint Nicholas as “Sinterklaas”). We’re having fun with little known facts about Santa St. Nicholas was born to wealthy Greek parents in Turkey.  He lived most of his life as a bishop, born in 270 AD and died at age 73. Initially buried in Turkey, his remains were stolen around 1087 by Italian merchants then rescued several hundred years later by a distant Irish … Read More