Characterizing Cocoa Powder

As Valentine’s Day descends upon us, lovers worldwide will be agonizing over the perfect offering to reflect heartfelt feelings for their significant others.  Chocolate products go hand in hand with Valentine’s Day.  According to USA Today, consumers will spend approximately $1.8 million on chocolate products for Valentine’s Day in 2018.  What a perfect time to…

Win for your Valentine!

We’re running a contest!  How many pieces of individual candies are in this vase?   UPDATE:  The winner of the contest, with the winning guess on Facebook of 375, is Amy Barnes. The actual number of candy pieces was 371!  Thanks to all who participated.  Happy Valentine’s Day!  Submitting a guess could win you or…

Your Questions Answered

At Jedwards International, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service, offering quality material and competitive pricing.  We have qualified sales staff manning the phones Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Eastern time to field the myriad of questions that come our way.

Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day has been a celebration to honor fathers, as well as their influence on society, since the Middle Ages.  What began as an observation in Catholic Europe on March 19, which is the feast day of Saint Joseph, the paternal Nutritor Domini (“Nourisher of the Lord”), this tradition spread into Latin America with the…

The Economics of Natural Ingredients

One of the most fundamental concepts of economics is the law of supply and demand.  The Purchasing Manager at Jedwards International is constantly trying to forecast and balance the amount of material that may be needed against the amount of supply we keep in our warehouse.  When you are dealing with natural ingredients, this responsibility…

Sweet Rewards Contest

How many Organic Bittersweet 70% Chocolate Wafers do you think are in this container? Submitting a guess could bring you sweet rewards!!  Jedwards International is excited to be holding a contest to celebrate chocolate, in conjunction with the “Captivated By Chocolate” Blog released today, Monday, May 22, 2017.  In the comment section below, guess how…

Captivated By Chocolate

  There have been numerous studies done over time to ascertain how chocolate consumption impacts humans.  One such study at the Human Olfaction Laboratory at Middlesex University concluded the smell of chocolate triggers positive reactions and may improve your mood. 

Get Rewards for Product Pictures

Image Above: Chocolate Ice Cream. We used our Organic Fair Trade Sugar and Organic Cocoa Powder Dutched 10/12 Fat. We are now offering rewards for customers who post pictures of their products on our Facebook Page. We would love to see what our customers have been making with Jedwards’ products. We will be holding a monthly…

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Soap Guild 2016

Guess who’s going to the annual Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild? Jedwards is! This is the 19th annual HSCG Conference, which will be held from May19th-May21st. It is located at the Saddlebrook Resort just outside Tampa Florida. We will be displaying samples of a variety of our products. There will also be goodie bags filled with our…

Cocoa: Nibs, Powders, Butter—Nature’s Energy Elixir

“Chocolate is the divine drink which builds up resistance and fights fatigue. A cup of this precious drink permits man to walk for a whole day without food.” –Hernando Cortez, 1519 Though Cortez marveled at the sustaining power of chocolate upon observing the Aztecs consumption, Europeans found cocoa extremely bitter. Sugar helped popularize the drink…