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Jennifer Smith

F/S - Pralinenfix Depositor - Ventura, CA

Posted On:  Thursday October 20 2016, 11:16 PM
Posted In: Classifieds
Last Updated By: @Jennifer Smith

Equipment Description  Used PRALINENFIX PFM 2000 Depositor with: Application:can fill a large variety of chocolate and truffle shell moulds Dimensions…
Nabil Chunawala

Chocolate Enthusiast and a Supporter of...

Posted On:  Thursday October 20 2016, 1:59 PM
Posted In: Allow Me to Introduce Myself
Last Updated By: @Armin

As a chocolate enthusiast I recently began to wonder why Indian grown Cocoa is not as widely used to make fine chocolate .I am currently working to promote the use…
Jim Cameron

Mechanical Cacao dryers

Posted On:  Thursday October 20 2016, 11:58 AM
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Last Updated By: @Jim Cameron

I live in a part of the world where Cacao is redly available.  It is easy to ferment but when the drying time comes, it can be very rainy for long periods of time.…
Del Ward

F/S - FBM Prima w/ enrobing belt;...

Posted On:  Thursday October 20 2016, 11:58 AM
Posted In: Classifieds
Last Updated By: @ChocolatsNobles

For Sale - FBM Prima 7KG enrobing machine - Manassas, VA (near Washington, DC) For Sale - Guitar cutter with 3 frames - Manassas, VA  (near Washington, DC)…

Sourcing cacao beans for start

Posted On:  Thursday October 20 2016, 3:31 AM
Posted In: Classifieds
Last Updated By: @Jay holecek

I am currently sourcing cacao beans for start exploring making chocolate from beans. We are located in Hong Kong and would anyone know any good sources for…


@armin • 20 hours ago
Posted a response to "Chocolate Enthusiast and a Supporter of Indian Cocoa Farmer."
"Namaste' Nabil, I'm working in Pondicherry and would be interested in samples. I'm reachable for 4 more weeks until November 21st and then from..."
Del Ward
@del-ward • 22 hours ago
Posted a new Comment on "@chocolatsnobles":
" Please let me know what specific questions you have and where you're located. I am shutting down my shop so I may have more equipment you might want (molds,..."
Del Ward
@del-ward • 22 hours ago
@del-ward is now following @chocolatsnobles
@chocolatsnobles • 22 hours ago
Posted a response to "F/S - FBM Prima w/ enrobing belt; guitar cutter - Virginia"
"Hey Del, I'm also interested in both. Please send me a private message (or follow me so I can send you one). Thanks! Chris"
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Origin Chocolate Event

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Why is chocolate box said to be the perfect gift for any occasion

Why is chocolate box said to be the...

Updated On:  Friday September 30 2016, 5:40 PM
Posted In: Chocolatier
Posted By: @ChocolakWorld
Comments : 1
Chocolate is something which is loved by one and all across the globe, regardless of any national or international boundaries and it is difficult to resist…
The University of British Columbia needs 50 cacao beans!

The University of British Columbia...

Updated On:  Monday September 19 2016, 5:44 PM
Posted In: research on Cacao
Posted By: @Pierre Gruget
Comments : 7
The University of British Columbia needs 50 beans from as many origins as possible. Please send some.   Dr Lu, from the University of British Columbia,…
Our class process

Our class process

Updated On:  Friday September 16 2016, 10:25 AM
Posted In: chocolate making
Posted By: @Psydynasty
Comments : 3
A few days ago we roasted our cacao beans at about 270 degrees and let them sit out we weighed and measured all the beans. We have gotten to the stage of cracking…
Frontiers of Science in Cacao Symposium

Frontiers of Science in Cacao Symposium

Updated On:  Sunday June 5 2016, 5:44 PM
Posted In: My Chocolate Life
Posted By: @Clay Gordon
Comments : 1
The 30th anniversary of the cacao lab at Penn State’s College of Agriculture was honored during last week’s Frontiers in Science and Technology for Cacao Quality,…
Living La Vida Cocoa in Mexico

Living La Vida Cocoa in Mexico

Updated On:  Friday April 22 2016, 4:57 PM
Posted In: My Chocolate Life
Posted By: @Clay Gordon
Comments : 6
Mexico occupies a special place in both the genetic and socio–cultural histories of chocolate . Despite that importance, very little is known about Mexican…
Paul Johnson

Cacao Restoration in Puert Viejo, Limon...

Updated On:  Wednesday March 9 2016, 3:42 PM
Posted In: 
Posted By: @Paul Johnson
Comments : 2
The cacao forest that surrounds our chocolate factory is much like many other forests around here. It was planted about 120 years ago as part of a big push to…
Landen Zernickow

Premier Wonder Grinder

Updated On:  Thursday February 11 2016, 3:36 PM
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Posted By: @Landen Zernickow
Comments : 1
A new post is up about our new melanger and our biggest batch yet! Check it out at the address below: http://rootchocolate.com/2014/08/25/premier_wonder_grinder/…
USDA Cacao Germoplasm Collection in Puerto Rico

USDA Cacao Germoplasm Collection in...

Updated On:  Monday February 8 2016, 4:13 PM
Posted In: cacao travels
Posted By: @Eric G
Comments : 1
In April 2015, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit with Dr. Brian Irish, curator of the cacao collection for the USDA Tropical Agricultural Research Station…
Clay Gordon

Live Video Chats for Chocolate Life...

Updated On:  Friday November 6 2015, 1:16 PM
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Posted By: @Clay Gordon
Comments : 3
I have found a service that enables me to 'cast - in real-time over the web while simultaneously hosting a chat session. I am interested in knowing if holding…

Chocolate printer

Updated On:  Tuesday October 20 2015, 10:53 PM
Posted In: Classifieds
Posted By: @Matild
Comments : 1
Hello All. I am looking for 3D chocolate printers. What I found on the web have either no cooling system, so they can print only a few layers (not really 3D),…

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