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Organic Cocoa Beans

Recently I talked to a chocolate producer and was told that organically grown cocoa beans are being fumigated prior to entering the United…

Started by helmut placek

2 Oct 31, 2011
Reply by Tom Neuhaus

Savour Chocolate School in Melbourne

I am contemplating a visit to Savour in January to do 17 days of training.   Has anyone been to this school?  If so, did you find the exper…

Started by Stu Jordan

4 Oct 26, 2011
Reply by Stu Jordan

What does "Sustainable" mean to you, when it comes to cocoa?

Mars just announced that many of its products in the Netherlands will be UTZ certified starting February 2012. Accompanying the announcemen…

Started by Clay Gordon

11 Oct 25, 2011
Reply by Thomas Forbes

The High Cost of Certification

I was sent an interesting thesis analyzing Fairtrade (i.e., FLO) in coffee in Laos. The chapter titled Economic Sustainability contains the…

Started by Clay Gordon

39 Oct 25, 2011
Reply by Samuel Maruta

Pernigotti Cocoa

Can anyone offer some reviews on Pernigotti Cocoa Powder?  I am looking to purchase some to make a cocoa mix to include in gift baskets.  V…

Started by Marquette Demarais

0 Oct 20, 2011

Revolution (Rev) 3Z Chocolate Tempering Machine Temperer

Anybody used the Revolution (Rev) 3Z Chocolate Tempering Machine Temperer? If so, did you like it? Thanks! Christine

Started by Christine Doerr

3 Oct 18, 2011
Reply by Christine Doerr

Raw chocolate.....again

I am almost sorry to raise the subject again but I recently came across Sungods Superfoods ( being flogged in m…

Started by Tom

4 Oct 3, 2011
Reply by Ice Blocks!

Chocoma Enrober

Is anyone familiar with a Denmark made Chocoma Enrober?  I'd like to know your thoughts on this.  Is there a US distributor?    

Started by Mindy Fong

5 Sep 24, 2011
Reply by Richard Foley

better pricing for better cacao

Today we had a group of cacao growers from Santo Domingo, Ecuador.  The discussion was about how they get paid.  Typically growers take the…

Started by Joseph Meza

31 Sep 16, 2011
Reply by Sebastian

Chocolate and water do mix

Anyone tried this before? Water-based chocolates create 'far superior' flavors Love to hear your comments, gang.    

Started by Omar Forastero

5 Sep 9, 2011
Reply by Omar Forastero


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