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Allison’s Journey to Laughing Gull

By Allison Zukoski | January 6, 2019

I always knew that I was meant to do more than sit at a desk and push papers all day. I was meant to change the world in some way. Going through grad school to get my MBA, I often times felt like the “odd” person out. I wasn’t competing for a corporate job or…

10 Steps to Making Truffles

By Lauren Stone | June 22, 2017

Last summer, Laughing Gull Chocolates intern, Lauren Stone, wrote some blog posts. Here is Lauren’s guest blogpost on How to Make Chocolate Truffles in 10 steps! Along with knowing exactly what and where your ingredients are from, Laughing Gull wants the process to be transparent also. Though we can’t reveal all the secrets that making…

Bean to bar – a first attempt

By Lindsay Tarnoff | January 20, 2019

Growing up, my favorite treat to bake was a batch of brownies. I had the recipe memorized, and doubled each batch. I can see the cocoa stained in the cookbook in my mind; it evokes the aroma of brownies baking in my kitchen, my mom supervising, my sisters and I eager for tastes of the…

It Takes A Village…

By Lindsay Tarnoff | November 8, 2018

Laughing Gull Chocolates, the brick and mortar shop, opened on February 3. At the time, my daughter was six and half months old. It’s been just over nine months since we opened and it feels like a lifetime with all that I’ve learned about running a business. The six and a half months before that?…

Apple stars in this chocolate

By Lindsay Tarnoff | September 14, 2018

Last week, in honor of the cooler weather and the Jewish holidays, I made a Laughing Gull Chocolates version of Mexican hot chocolate. I sipped the aromatic hot chocolate, and savored the cinnamon spice in my mouth, basking in the heat of the cayenne pepper. As the hot chocolate warmed my throat and my soul,…

The Labor of Tasting Chocolate

By Lindsay Tarnoff | August 30, 2018

I don’t remember when it happened, but I do remember my reaction when I first tasted stoneground chocolate. It was after college, some time after I had decided I wanted to save the world with chocolate. I had always been a chocoholic, but until that point, had only tasted commercial, mass market chocolate. Stone-ground chocolate…

The Female Business of Chocolate

By Lindsay Tarnoff | April 24, 2018

Almost nine months ago, my husband and I were blessed with a healthy, beautiful and strong baby girl. She was full of personality from the start, and her spunk and resolve have grown as quickly as she has. Although International Women’s Day 2017 was over a year ago, it seems like just yesterday afternoon that…

Stay Cool this Summer…with a Frozen Hot Chocolate!

By Lindsay Tarnoff | June 1, 2017

Summer is unofficially here and with it comes the sun, humidity, and fun frozen drinks! Today, I wanted to share with you my favorite summer drink: Laughing Gull Chocolates salted caramel frozen hot chocolate. Here is the recipe for our frozen hot chocolate: 2 1/2 tbs Laughing Gull Chocolates Salted Caramel Chocolate Sauce 8 oz…

Ecological Chocolate

By Lindsay Tarnoff | April 21, 2017

A few years ago, my parents gave me what would become one of my favorite sweatshirts: it’s yellow, depicts a smiling penguin, and bears the words “Save the planet. It’s the only one with chocolate.” This saying, which I’ve seen on various memes (and church billboards!) since then, has always made me smile. I’ve carried…

An Ode to Women in Chocolate

By Lindsay Tarnoff | March 8, 2017

When I was in college, my two favorite foods were pickles and chocolate. Both, specifically, from the RI restaurant staple, Greggs. It was perhaps not the most well-balanced meal, but it certainly made me happy. That chocolate consumption, however, resulted in teasing comments from my friends about how “stereotypically female” my love for chocolate was.…

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