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

After Initial Surge of Relief, Longterm Vision is required in Haiti

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Only $2700 from our seedling nursery goal! There’s a reason Giving Tuesday came into existence; we need to cleanse our soul after over indulgence from a hearty Thanksgiving meal, excess drink, and too much shopping. We’ve launched a fundraiser for a seedling nursery near Camp Perrin — a small village on a hillside near Les Cayes that suffered extreme loss.  We’re $2700 from our goal. Thanks for pushing us over! Hurricane Matthew Update: Thanks to our many friends who have asked how we (staff, farmer partners, … Read More

Lemon-Ginger Haitian Chocolate Bars – new wholesale pack

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We’re getting GREAT feedback on our new Haitian chocolate bar line.  A couple months ago, we began by wholesaling 3 different packs: 25 bar variety pack (5 bars of each flavor) 25 bar peanut-moringa pack 25 plain pack 6 weeks after launch – we’ve been inundated with requests for a lemon-ginger pack: “Your lemon ginger is sublime. It melts in your mouth and compliments the rich, dark chocolate.  I want to purchase by the carton !” You asked.  We answered. New:   25 bars of organic lemon-ginger … Read More

Veteran’s Day Reminds Us We’re One Nation

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Veterans Day, November 11th As we remember and thank our past and present Americans who have served our country, it puts petty and not so petty differences into perspective. Let’s give pause this day and recognize our collective strength and goals. Let’s give thanks to those among us who gave their lives, families, health, and emotional spirit to fighting for basic American rights, like voting. These brave souls protect our liberty, freedom of religion, and yes, even our right to peacefully assembly and protests. There … Read More