I owe Purdys Chocolatier an apology. Back in 2013 when I was writing the first volume of Chocolatour: A Quest for the World’s Best Chocolate, I included Purdys in the A-Z Guide for Chocolate Lovers in the back of the book and said I felt that Purdys chocolate was too sweet for my liking. That remark was based on the consumption of one box of Purdys Chocolate that I did find too sweet.
I’ve written several posts about my visit to Hershey, Pennsylvania, but wanted to wrap up my coverage to the Hershey/Harrisburg area with a post devoted to Harrisburg, PA–the capital city of Pennsylvania, USA. Without question, Harrisburg has the most impressive state capitol building I have ever seen. Before I go on, you may be wondering about when to use “capital” versus “capitol.” Capital is used to describe the capital city of a state, province, region, or country.
This post is all about chocolate and cacao. Increasing your chocolate knowledge is a terrific way to celebrate International Chocolate Day, which is celebrated throughout the world on September 13th. I’ve been studying, enjoying, and researching artisanal chocolate for the past seven years and during that time, have visited 16 countries and cocoa plantations/farms in eight of those locales.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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