Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2013’

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National Chocolate Covered Everything Day

chocolate flowingHow can you make strawberries, waffle chunks and marshmallows any more delicious? By dipping them in chocolate of course! December 16 is National Chocolate Covered Everything Day, a day to indulge our sweet tooth desire to dip everything in our pantry in chocolate syrup. Below, Tegner-Miller Insurance Brokers has a few suggestions for bizarre new concoctions to try on National Chocolate Covered Everything Day.

 Jalapenos- While this might seem like a strange mix, mixing hot peppers with cocoa flavor has been around for thousands of years. Central American civilizations, including the Aztec Empire, made a spicy chocolate beverage with ground peppers and cocoa beans. Try chocolate-dipped peppers for a fiery but sweet delight.

  1. Onions- While it might seem like the most horrifying and wrong mix imaginable, chocolate-covered onions are a common sight in offbeat Philadelphia candy shops. Simply dip a whole white onion in chocolate, as you would a strawberry. The bitterness of the onion and sweetness of the chocolate mix for a flavor that is completely unique.
  2. Insects- Chocolate-covered bugs??? Yup. Crickets, grasshoppers and mealworms coated in chocolate are commonly found in candy shops across the country. These might actually be the least strange tasting food on this list. The chocolate flavor covers up the faint insect flavor, meaning these treats taste just like a crunchy chocolate-covered potato chip. Don’t believe us? Head out to your local candy store and pick up a box of chocolate-covered crickets!

 We at TMIB hope that you have a sweet day!


Ice and Broken Glass Don’t Mix

ice cubesIn the fast-paced and often turbulent world of restaurant management, the last thing you need is a liability lawsuit. A common lawsuit affecting restaurants is liability for injuries caused by broken glass in drinks and food. While you can take all the precautions to clean up broken glass, have you ever seen glass shards next to chipped ice? They are nearly identical!

 Below are a few tips that Tegner-Miller Insurance Brokers has compiled to reduce your risk of a glass-related injury in your restaurant.

  •  NEVER use glasses as ice scoopers- In a fast-paced restaurant or bar, it might be more efficient to use glasses to scoop ice out of your freezers. However, did you know that this practice could make you susceptible to liability suits? Glasses can surreptitiously chip in the metal ice containers, sending small shards of glass into the ice.
  • Melt contaminated ice- If a glass does shatter in close proximity to ice, immediately melt the ice and clean the container. Melting the ice will help you locate and pick out the glass particles in the container.
  • Replace glassware regularly- Glasses can get chipped or broken over time, increasing the likelihood of a customer cutting himself/herself or of glass falling into a drink. Encourage your workers to inspect all glassware regularly and replace any glasses that look worn or damaged.

 If you do have an accident occur and a liability suit is brought against your restaurant, you want to be sure that you have the right insurance policy. Contact our knowledgeable brokers at TMIB at 310-828-9662 for more information.