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TheChocolateLife celebrated its 9th anniversary in January, starting publication the week of January 18th, 2008.

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary, I will be leading a tour to Bolivia to visit Hacienda Tranquilidad and the Alto Beni to learn more about the cacaos silvestre - the wild cacaos - of the Beniano.

Want to know what I have been up to for the past couple of months? Read about my project down in Mexico. Gallery of pod photos.

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Clay Gordon

Yes, Virginia, There is Such a Thing as...

Posted On:  Sunday February 19 2017, 4:59 PM
Posted In: Opinion
Last Updated By: @Clay Gordon

There is a persistent belief that white chocolate isn’t actually chocolate. Few places serve to perpetuate this myth more than the twin temples of the Internet:…
Clay Gordon

The US FDA Small Business Exemption...

Posted On:  Sunday February 19 2017, 2:11 PM
Posted In: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques
Last Updated By: @Clay Gordon

Recently, after seeing a photo of a Dick Taylor bar with a nutrition facts panel on it, I posted on Facebook asking how a company the size of the Mast Bros could…
Virgilio Rubini

Looking to buy chocolate spinners

Posted On:  Saturday February 18 2017, 11:01 PM
Posted In: Classifieds
Last Updated By: @Virgilio Rubini

Thanks.
Virgilio Rubini

Chocolate drizzling machine with melter

Posted On:  Saturday February 18 2017, 6:02 PM
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Last Updated By: @Virgilio Rubini

Large capacity chocolate or glaze drizzling / enrobing machine and chocolate melting tank. Was ordered for a project/ product line that was cancelled and was never…
Virgilio Rubini

Perfect melting and tempering unit with...

Posted On:  Saturday February 18 2017, 5:37 PM
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Last Updated By: @Virgilio Rubini

Pulled from a production line. Fully operational. Water double jacketed, stainless steel, unit.  Includes PUMP. Manufactured by Perfect Equipment. Asking…

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Sebastian
 
@sebastian • 4 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The US FDA Small Business Exemption from Nutrition Labeling: Who Qualifies?"
"Lower barrier to entry, less complexity."
mitch
 
@mitch • 7 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The US FDA Small Business Exemption from Nutrition Labeling: Who Qualifies?"
"What is the motivation for a business seeking to avoid having a nutrition label?"
Virgilio Rubini
 
@virgilio-rubini • 19 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Looking to buy chocolate spinners"
"Hey Clay Located in Montreal Canada Can pickup anywhere in North America Thanks Virgil"
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Looking to buy chocolate spinners
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Chocolate drizzling machine with melter
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Is Vietnam the new 'cool' origin chocolate?

Is Vietnam the new 'cool' origin...

Updated On:  Tuesday January 31 2017, 3:34 AM
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Posted By: @Lisabeth Flanagan
Comments : 1
Since Marou started making waves among chocolate lovers worldwide, there are telltale signs that Vietnamese cacao is becoming the trendy thing to do in bean-to-bar…
Our First Batch!!!!

Our First Batch!!!!

Updated On:  Wednesday January 18 2017, 12:49 PM
Posted In: First Coco Batch
Posted By: @Coco Queens
Comments : 3
We are a group of high school girls from Aurora Colorado. We are making our first batch of chocolate. 1.What do you guys do to make the batch what you would…
Project Grijalva - 2016 Report

Project Grijalva - 2016 Report

Updated On:  Sunday December 11 2016, 11:52 AM
Posted In: CacaoMEX
Posted By: @Clay Gordon
Comments : 1
Back in April, I wrote a blog post about a project in Mexico I started working on: Cacao Grijalva. I won't go into much background here - that's covered in…
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 : 9
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
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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 : 2
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/…

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