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Vancouver chocolate bar wins gold medal

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Vancouver’s chocolate bar “Mermaid’s Choice” won Top Chocolate Bar at an international contest.
Photo – Courtesy of Mink’s founder Marc Lieberman

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nancy Carson
Level 3

Marc Lieberman is a very happy man.
He started a chocolate company
in Vancouver.

He opened Mink Chocolates
eight years ago.
Now he has two stores.
The other one is in Surrey, B.C.


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Fall Festival of Chocolate

Master Chocolatier Tom Cinnamon at his North Vancouver shop (Phhoto by Glenn Baglo/The Vancouver Sun

Master chocolatier Tom Cinnamon at his North Vancouver shop
(Phhoto by Glenn Baglo/The Vancouver Sun)

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The story of chocolate  
Level 3

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul

Chocolate comes from the beans of a cacao* fruit tree.
The cacao bean is the seed of the fruit. (say: ka-kow)
Cacao trees can grow 15 metres high.
The trees grow in tropical rain forests.

A cacao fruit tree  (Photo – Public Domain)

A cacao fruit tree
(Photo – Public Domain)

Cacao beans (Photo – Public Domain)

Cacao beans
(Photo – Public Domain)

 

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