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Chocolates of Ecuador -- Arriba, Nacional, CCN51

There is debate about the Arriba bean and whether indeed there is any such thing any longer. Some say that Arriba is one bean in a category…

Started by CaseyLatest Reply

What Makes an Artisan Chocolate Artisan?

Is artisan an overused word? Can a chain as large as Starbucks lay claim to the artisan label when it comes to a Starbucks-labeled chocolat…

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What the Chocolate Industry Needs is A $100 Bar of Chocolate

When I was in London a couple of weeks ago speaking at the Academy of Chocolate conference, I had the great privilege of being the last spe…

Started by Clay Gordon

85 Nov 17
Reply by Annmarie Kostyk

Direct Couverture Sourcing

Hi , I am looking to source couverture directly from manufacturers as I am intending to start my chocolate business in India.It would be ve…

Started by Arti Jain

0 Nov 13

Dedy-Brand Mini Moulding Machine

Hi everyone! Several months ago, I bought a chocolate tempering machine from a certain company (not Dedy) and it was one of the most frust…

Started by Nathan Franklin

1 Nov 9
Reply by Tom

vegan milk and white chocolate

Hello chocophiles!  I've been lurking for a year or so, I'm so excited to finally say hello. I have a tiny little chocolate shop in New Pal…

Started by lagusta yearwood

38 Nov 7
Reply by Adriennne Henson

Looking to purchase 65lb grinder/melanger

I am looking to purchase a 65lb chocolate grinder/melanger.  I would love to hear suggestions. I currently have 3 small grinders.  2 Santha…

Started by Jennifer Davis

0 Nov 5

Experience with FireMixer

I am wondering what experience people have with the Savage Bros FireMixer in making caramels.  Would so love to hear opinions on this machi…

Started by Melanie

1 Oct 31
Reply by Tony Walter

Sprayer for Chocolate

What is the best spray gun for chocolate? I heard that Krebs guns are good, looking for info from anyone who has used them or any other bra…

Started by Chef Dave

3 Oct 9
Reply by Tracey Glenn

How is École Chocolat's professional chocolatier programme?

Hello there, I'm Ritu from India. I've recently become very interested in the art of chocolate making after a local workshop I attended reg…

Started by Ritu Motwani

5 Oct 3
Reply by Rashmi Anand

chocovision skimmer vs dispenser

chocovision skimmer vs dispenser skimmer is more expensive. But dispense just like the dispenser (cheaper). What are people paying more buc…

Started by Susie

0 Sep 30

Display cases

Refrigeration vs. non-refrigerated? Hello everyone. My name is Amber and I've been surfing The Chocolate Life and gleaning all sorts of wi…

Started by Amber B.

19 Sep 30
Reply by Susie

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