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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - June 24, 2016

Clean up the beach, earn a beer: the Nicoya Peninsula Waterkeepers is joining forces this year with La Selva Cerveza Artesanal in what has become an annual…

For its 15th birthday, coffee/souvenir giant Britt Shops hopes to bank $150 million
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For its 15th birthday, coffee/souvenir giant Britt Shops hopes to bank $150 million

The Tico Times - May 6, 2016

What do you bring as a birthday present for a 15-year-old who is making nine figures and has 1,730 employees in 137 locations in 13 countries? You…

‘Stop eating Nutella’ urges French environment minister
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‘Stop eating Nutella’ urges French environment minister

AFP - June 16, 2015

PARIS – France's environment minister, Segolene Royal, has rankled the company that makes Nutella by urging the public to stop eating its irresistible chocolate hazelnut spread, saying it contributes…

Delicious take-aways from the Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival
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Arts and Culture
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Delicious take-aways from the Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival

The Tico Times - November 5, 2014

Confirming what we already knew, last weekend's Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival proved that chocolate goes well with everything. Despite the cancellation of the main event due to…

Health Ministry shuts down Chocolate Festival
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Health Ministry shuts down Chocolate Festival

The Tico Times - November 1, 2014

A large crowd gathered at Hot Rocks bar in Puerto Viejo Friday for the opening ceremonies of the third annual Chocolate Festival, only to have the event shut down…

Transsexual aliens, Halloween parties, and other happenings around Costa Rica
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Arts and Culture
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Transsexual aliens, Halloween parties, and other happenings around Costa Rica

The Tico Times - October 31, 2014

Rocky Horror Charity Show Let’s do the time warp again! This special screening of the 1975 cult horror/science fiction film will incorporate all the makeup, crazy costumes,…

Puerto Viejo to host third annual chocolate festival
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Arts and Culture
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Puerto Viejo to host third annual chocolate festival

The Tico Times - October 30, 2014

Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory is small beans compared to Puerto Viejo. Starting Thursday night and lasting all weekend, the Caribbean beach town will be celebrating all things…

The journey of cacao, from bean to bar, in photos
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Chocolate watch
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The journey of cacao, from bean to bar, in photos

Crush Boone - January 27, 2014

[gallery ids="7339,7340,7342,7341,7344,7345,7346,7347,7348,7349,7350,7351,7352,7353,7354,7355,7356,7375,7357,7358"] See our full story about the growth of the chocolate industry in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica’s chocolate comeback
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Costa Rica’s chocolate comeback

The Tico Times - January 27, 2014

Before the Europeans arrived in the Americas on the hunt for gold, the region's indigenous people used money that literally grew on trees. The tiny brown seeds…

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Chocolate has new Latin America king as Ecuador edges past Brazil

Nathan Gill | Bloomberg News - January 21, 2014

QUITO, Ecuador – Ecuador, where the fatty beans used to make chocolate have been grown since pre-Columbian times, is surpassing Brazil as Latin America's top cocoa producer…