Saturday, January 15, 2005


Gourmet Hot Chocolate Drink Made From Rich Caribbean Ground Chocolate Makes Instant Cold Weather Treat for Hot Cocoa Lovers

PARLIN, N.J., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- JLL Corp., a New Jersey-based gourmet coffee company, announces the availability of Chocolate Cortes Caribbean Ground Chocolate through their online store, Tastes of the World ( Premium coffee houses are offering new hot cocoa drinks that are triple the fat and calories of the gourmet hot chocolate made from this premium powdered gourmet ground chocolate.
Legends from many cultures claim that consuming chocolate instills strength, health, faith and passion. Researchers have discovered that chemicals found in chocolate are beneficial to health. Theobromine is rich in antioxidants. Stearic acid helps prevent build-up of cholesterol in the circulatory system, lessening symptoms of high blood pressure. Phenylethylamine, (also produced in the human brain during emotional pleasure) is a scientifically proven aid in the control of human stress, believed to be responsible for the feeling we experience when in love.
For a limited time, if you sign up for the Coffee Talk Forums and pledge to donate toward disaster relief efforts through AmeriCares, Tastes of the World will offer a 10% discount toward future purchases through their online store. Members of the Coffee Talk discussion forum can comment on this rich, creamy hot cocoa, also used in baking.
For the best gourmet hot chocolate drink you have ever tasted, pour two tablespoons of Cortes Caribbean Ground Chocolate in a cup. Add 2 tablespoons of water or milk and mix until paste is formed. Add hot milk, stir and enjoy.
To prepare instant hot chocolate in microwave, pour two tablespoons of Cortes Caribbean Ground Chocolate in a cup. Add 2 tablespoons of water or milk and mix until paste is formed. Add one cup of milk microwave for two minutes.

About JLL Corp.
JLL Corp., a New Jersey-based gourmet coffee company, specializing in hard-to-find rare coffees, gourmet chocolate and premium Ceylon teas online, focuses on specialty products not readily available in the United States. JLL Corp. is committed to giving back by donating a portion of proceeds during their launch to the Asian Tsunami Relief effort through an agreement with AmeriCares. They've pledged to donate 5% of sales proceeds toward Tsunami relief efforts. Discounts of 10% on future chocolate purchases through the end of March go to those pledging direct Tsunami aid donations through AmeriCares when registering at the web site.

Register at .

About Sucesores Pedro Cortes, Inc.

In 1936 a family sharing the name of the well-known Conquistado dedicated itself to processing unique products derived from cocoa beans. Based in Puerto Rico, Don Pedro Cortes Forteza founded Sucesores Pedro Cortes, Inc. Three generations and sixty eight years later, Sucesores Pedro Cortes, Inc. has become one of the most enduring chocolate manufacturers in Puerto Rico, growing to a respected company with a 50,000-sq.-ft. facility, making eleven different brands in Puerto Rico and the continental United States. .
Phone: 1-877-895-2662

Source: JLL Corp.

Women are Less Likely than Men to Research Price when Buying a Used Car, Consumer Reports Pricing Study Finds

Study finds women also more likely to accept unnecessary dealer extras; CR Auto Price Service launches interactive Used Car Buying Kit to offer comprehensive online information package

Yonkers, NY--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--January 12, 2005--Women are much less likely than men to thoroughly research pricing information before buying a used car, a nationwide survey conducted by the Consumer Reports Auto Price Service has found.
Only 69 percent of the women surveyed said they had used a variety of sources to research used car prices before making a purchase compared to 86 percent of the men surveyed, according to CR’s Auto Price Service study. The study also found that men are more likely to negotiate the purchase price than women—with 76 percent of men saying that they had negotiated compared with 68 percent of women.
“Consumers—no matter if they’re male or female—will be able to strike a better deal if they go into the buying process armed with detailed pricing information, said Rob Gentile, Associate Director of Consumer Reports’ Auto Price Service. “Don’t expect to get a great deal on a used car if you haven’t researched what a used car is really worth.”
Consumer Reports’ Auto Price Service findings are based on a nationwide survey of nearly 14,000 adults. The survey, which was conducted in 2004, investigated the buying behavior of new- and used-car buyers.
The Consumer Reports’ Auto Price Service study also found that:
-- Thirty-seven percent of women surveyed visited a dealership without doing any type of prior research, compared to just 29 percent of men.
-- Men are more likely than women (62% vs. 45%) to consider a particular make of used car. Sixty-two percent of men said they went shopping for a specific make compared with just 45 percent of women. Consumers over the age of 55 are also more inclined than those in the 35 to 54 age bracket to shop for a specific make (67% vs. 45%).
-- Men spent a median of one month researching a used car purchase, compared to a median of 2.2 months for women.

The Used Car Buying Kit gives car buyers comprehensive information package
The only independent and unbiased source of auto pricing information on the Web, Consumer Reports’ Auto Price Service is helping car shoppers buy a reliable used car at the best price, with the Used Car Buying Kit. An interactive Web-based one-stop-shop for consumers who want to feel confident that they will select the right, reliable car and that they will be able to negotiate for and get the best price, the Used Car Buying Kit allows consumers to easily pick and compare models that fit their preferences, and gives unlimited access to exclusive CR Ratings, reviews, pricing reports, and reliability information. More information about the Used Car Buying Kit can be found at
The Used Car Buying Kit features:
-- Unlimited Used Car Price Reports - Learn the fair market value of a used car, whether you are buying, selling or trading-in, from a source you can trust.
-- Side-by-side comparisons of the years, makes and models you choose (1996-2003) - sort by CR ratings, price range, or vehicle type.
-- Consumer Reports Reviews and Ratings - of most used car makes and models (1996-2003)
-- The most reliable cars – Access Consumer Reports unique Reliability Ratings based on survey responses received from over 675,000 people.
-- Consumer Reports' Generation Comparison - Provides a vehicle timeline for when a make and model was redesigned.

Consumer Reports Auto Price Service provides all the pricing information—including information about customer and unadvertised dealer rebates and special financing incentives and the Consumer Reports Wholesale Price—and advice a consumer needs to get the best deal on virtually any new or used vehicle. Call the service toll-free at 800-395-4400 or visit to learn about the latest year-end deals.
Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services. CR has the most comprehensive auto-test program of any U.S. publication; CR’s auto experts have decades of experience in driving, testing, and reporting on cars. To subscribe to Consumer Reports, call 1-800-234-1645. Information and articles from Consumer Reports can be accessed online at
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