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What happened to Samoan cocoa?

Hello everyone:  I've been doing research into Samoan chocolate.  Twenty years ago it had one of the best reputations in the world with mos…

Started by Howard & Hanna Frederick

7 Jun 25
Reply by Benjamin Harding

History of the Criollo Bean

I'm looking for a general list of different criollo subspecies and their stories. I'm a bit familiar with Ocumare 61, Chuao, and Porcelana,…

Started by Mack Cameron

1 Jan 27
Reply by Cortland Manik

History of the disease witch broom in Bahia's cacao

Crime against the cacao and chocolate in Brazil. Watch the film "O Nó, ato humano deliberado" that describes the terrible attack of biolog…

Started by Adeir Boida de Andrade

0 Dec 11, 2013

Cacao Inter-American Cacao Center July 1953

I found this journal or newsletter on Google books and found this section fascinating.  I provided the link and than you go down to: July-A…

Started by Thomas Forbes

6 Apr 4, 2013
Reply by Jeffray D. Gardner

Of course they did!

I thought this might be of interest to some of you. I have alway purported this was the case. How can it be that a great civilization that…

Started by Solis Lujan

0 Aug 5, 2012

Hispanola and Sanchez

In the Dominican Republic the differential between fermented and unfermented cacao is called Hispanola and Sanchez respectively.  I was won…

Started by Thomas Forbes

0 May 15, 2012

The Origin of Chocolate Cocoa has its origins in the upper Amazon basin and many believe we can trace our…

Started by Greg Rice

1 May 15, 2009
Reply by jason

Is chocolate a part of the traditional Mediterranean diet?

I am a huge advocate of the traditional Mediterranean diet (defined by me at my website) because of its ability to prolong life and prevent…

Started by Steve Parker, M.D.

3 Jan 13, 2009
Reply by Clay Gordon

Cacao Research

I am doing personal research on the history of chocolate and I am having difficulty finding information on the Jesuit owned cacao plantatio…

Started by Mari

3 Dec 27, 2008
Reply by Ilana

History and origin of Chocolate painting and sculpture.

Hi, I'm really interested on knowing the history and origin of chocolate art, and also why is people still practising it now? Can someone p…

Started by Carlos

0 Nov 16, 2008


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