Black Star Farms: PR Fitness, Pizza, and a Pig’s Life

Marathons, llamas and wood-fired pizzas? Count me in. This past Saturday was the Bayshore Marathon in Traverse City, and several fellow PR Fitness runners took part. I did not, as I am running the upcoming Dexter-Ann Arbor half marathon, but I was camping in the area, so after my own run (a measly 9 miles) …

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The Amateur Chocoholic Reviews: Madecasse 80% Chocolate Bar

"AT MADECASSE we pay farmers a fair price for their cocoa. Then we do something unheard of. We make our chocolate in Madagascar. This creates 4 TIMES the impact of fair trade cocoa." Where I got it: Whole Foods, Ann Arbor MI Price: $4.99 for 2.64 oz. (75g) Cocoa percentage: 80% Website:  http://www.madecasse.com Reviewed by: T.A.C. (Jeff)  and Rachel …

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Quickie Chocolate Review: Peppano Stone-Ground Chocolate

"Stone ground, single source cacao beans handcrafted into world class chocolate. Made with care in Tecumseh, Michigan. We hope you enjoy!" Where I got it: Ann Arbor Farmer's Market Price: $6.00 for 2 oz. (56g) Cocoa percentage: approx. 75-80% Website: http://peppalo.com Reviewed by: Jeff (chocolate snob) and my Dungeons & Dragons gaming group (barbarians, but what can you do?) My …

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Quickie Chocolate Review: Chocolove Almonds & Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate

Where I got it: Plum Market, Ann Arbor MI Price: $2.00 for 3.2 oz. (90g) Cocoa percentage: 55% Website: www.chocolove.com Reviewed by: Jeff (chocolate snob) and Rachel (educated chocolate snob) From last time's high-end, single-plantation bar (Sao Tome 75%) we return to Earth with a more approachable and affordable choice. "Tucked away in Boulder, Colorado sits an unassuming building," …

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