Monday, July 14, 2014

Celebrate 200 on The Chocolate Cult

Sisters and Brothers I have an important announcement.

We have just reached our 200th brand, company, chocolatier mark!

This means that we have received samples from 200 different businesses ranging in size from multi-nationals to individual crafter.

These 200 businesses have sent a total of 380 products since March 24, 2009! That's 1.9 sample products per business on average!

We're still working on testing some of these and bringing them to you but I think you know by now that we will always test under the same conditions using the same criteria and give you the most objective descriptions of each product.

Spread the word about The Chocolate Cult and help us reach more readers so we can bring more products to your attention so that you don't waste your money or damage your body but just grabbing some random item off of a store shelf.

To celebrate these companies and our years together I've put the entire list up for you to consider.  These are in alphabetical order to not preference any single business or brand.

1. 240 Sweet Artisan Marshmallows
2. A Candy Store.com
3. Abbott’s Also
4. Abbott’s Candy
5. Aequare Fine Chocolates
6. Alternative Baking Co.
7. Amazon Vine
8. American Heritage Chocolate
9. Anna Shea Chocolates
10. Antoine Amrani Chocolates
11. Asher’s Chocolates
12. Askinosie Chocolate
13. Astor Chocolates
14. Attune Foods
15. Aunt Ida’s
16. Beviamo Ltd
17. Bloomingfoods
18. Bloomsberry & Co.
19. Blue Bunny
20. Bodacious Biscotti
21. Breyers
22. Broadwalk Chocolates
23. Brooke’s Candy Company
24. Brown County Humane Society
25. Burst’s Chocolates
26. Bubble Chocolate
27. Candy Favorites
28. Captivating Confections, Inc.
29. CBC Chocolates
30. Cero’s Candies
31. Cerreta Fine Chocolates
32. Certified Steak & Seafood Company
33. Charbonnel et Walker
34. Chef Robert Irvine’s FortiFX
35. Cheryl’s
36. Chocion Premium Chocolate
37. Choco Style
38. Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate
39. Chocolate for the Spirit
40. Chocolate Says it All
41. Chocolats du CaliBressan
42. Choffy
43. Chukar Cherries
44. Coastal Mist Artisan Chocolates
45. Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates
46. Cocoa Nymph Chocolates & Confections
47. Cosmos Brownie Company
48. Cow Girl Chocolate
49. Creating Harmony LLC
50. Creative Chocolates
51. CSI, Cocoa Paper
52. CSN —
53. Dannon
54. Dark Chocolate Imports LLC
55. Dean’s Over the Moon
56. Divine Decadents
57. Divine Morsels
58. Donnelly Chocolates
59. Doreen Pendgracs
60. DOVE Chocolate
61. DOVE Chocolate Discoveries
62. Drew’s Chocolates
63. Drumstick
64. DVO Enterprises
65. Emily’s Chocolates
66. Emvi Chocolates
67. Endangered Species Chocolate
68. energems
69. Enstrom’s Candies
70. Equal Exchange
71. Fairytale Brownies
72. Fannie May
73. Farthest Star Cookies, LLC
74. Ferawyn’s Artisan Chocolates
75. Fleurir Hand Grown Chocolates
76. Fouts Family Chocolate
77. Francois et Mimi
78. Freedom Superfoods
79. FTD.com
80. Fullmoon Milk Soaps
81. Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier
82. General Mills
83. Ghirardelli
84. Ghyslain Chocolat des beaux arts
85. Glee Gum
86. GLOBAL ORGANICS, LTD.
87. Good Humor
88. Grandstand Ink
89. Grazia
90. Grék
91. Guittard Chocolate Company
92. Häagen-Dazs
93. Harry & David’s
94. Healthy Chocolate Company
95. Hedonist Artisan Chocolates
96. idea village
97. indi chocolate
98. Intemperantia: European Designer Chocolates
99. Intentional Chocolate
100. Intrigue Chocolate Company
101. Island Angel Chocolates
102. Island Treasures
103. J. Drizzle Gourmet Popcorn
104. Jackie Kingon
105. Kallari Chocolate
106. Kane Candy
107. Kara Chocolates
108. Keebler
109. Kernel Season’s
110. KIND
111. King Arthur Flour
112. Kinky Barcelona
113. Klondike
114. Krause’s Chocolates
115. Kroger
116. Life by Chocolate
117. Life is Sweet
118. Life So Sweet
119. LIFEDesigns
120. Lindt Chocolate R.S.V.P
121. Magic Choc
122. Magnum Ice Cream
123. MarxFoods.com
124. Merrie Lynn's Specialy Nuts & Sweets
125. Michel Cluizel
126. Monica’s Chocolates
127. Montana Tom’s Chocolate Factory
128. Mrs Fields online
129. MyXocai
130. Nabisco
131. Nashville Toffee Company
132. Nestle-Dreyer’s Ice Cream
133. Nicole by O P I
134. Noble Works Cards
135. Nutty Bean Company
136. Obrigadeiro
137. Ococoa
138. Old El Paso
139. Old Time Candy
140. Oliver Kita Chocolates
141. Olympian Candies
142. Pasta Cheese.com
143. Peacetree Mountain Truffles
144. Pinch Me
145. Popsicle
146. Praim, LLC
147. Premier Protein
148. Premium Chocolatiers
149. Prometheus Books
150. RegionalBest.com
151. Santa Cruz Natural, Inc.
152. Schwab’s
153. Seattle Chocolate Company
154. SENSA
155. Shaklee 180
156. Shaman Chocolates
157. Shire Books USA
158. Sili Bake!
159. Simply Divine
160. Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates
161. Skinny Cow
162. Slim-Fast
163. South Beach Diet
164. South Bend Chocolate Company (The Chocolate Café)
165. Spice Rack Chocolates
166. Spiegel & Grau publishing
167. Spokandy Chocolatier
168. Suave
169. Sucré Bleu
170. Sweet Memories
171. Sweet Mona’s
172. Sweet Poppin’
173. Sweetriot
174. Swiss Miss
175. Taraluna
176. TCHO
177. TerraSource Gourmet Chocolates
178. The Best Chocolate in Town
179. The Candy Dish
180. The Cookie Sandwich Company
181. The Protein Bakery
182. Theo Chocolates
183. Theodent
184. Think Thin
185. Tipped Cow Cookies
186. Traviata
187. Tru Chocolate
188. Turkey Hill Dairy
189. Uncle Sam’s Chocolate Factory
190. Unilever
191. V8
192. Van’s Chocolates
193. Viva Labs
194. Walnettos Inc.
195. Watertown Confectionary
196. Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
197. Wiseman House Fine Chocolates
198. Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill at the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas
199. XOXO Chocolates
200. Yoplait

6 comments:

liquidj said...

Whoo Hoo! Sounds like a delicious achievement!

TammyJo Eckhart said...

Thanks so much for commenting, liquidj!

For the most part the samples we've tested have been good, a good number of the have been great, some excellent in all sense, and a few have been disappointing.

Steph Rocheleau said...

Congratulations on your tasty milestone. Oh, the hardship of having to taste-test chocolate! YUM!

TammyJo Eckhart said...

Thanks for your comment, Steph. I hope you keep reading and commenting in the future.

Actually we do a lot more than just taste the products which I hope you'll discover as you explore the blog.

akaterrie said...

Congratulations! I would have responded sooner but I was a little green with envy over that very impressive list of all the wonderful products we've encountered thanks to you and the Cult.

TammyJo Eckhart said...

Thanks for commenting, akaterrie. We'll keep doing this for you all as long as we can.