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Ask your chocolate questions to a consumer audience

Hello everyone, I posted this a while back but not all of you might have seen it. I found this great website where you can ask questions a…

Started by Carmen Magar

1 Nov 16, 2009
Reply by Dirke Botsford

Best chocolate school

I'm looking for the best schools for chocolate, specifically artistic chocolate. Please let me know what you think and what the school's sp…

Started by rebecca wamsley

44 Oct 29, 2009
Reply by SU

Questions on American Chocolate Mould Table Top Tempering Machine

I'm going to be teaching a chocolate truffle making class and I'm looking for a larger, but still easily portable chocolate tempering machi…

Started by Valerie

7 Oct 24, 2009
Reply by Ilana


In 1995 I closed a profitable business in the USA, sold a very nice house, packed some shipping containers and moved to Brazil to become a…

Started by Jim

40 Oct 19, 2009
Reply by Michael Winnike

Trader Joe's 72% Chocolate Bars...

Has anyone tried Trader Joe's 72% Chocolate Bars? They come three 1.67 oz bars for $1.50. Imported form Belgium. The chocolate is not bad!

Started by jonny

32 Sep 28, 2009
Reply by Jacqueline

Is there such a thing as a "true chocolatier"?

There is a new chocolate shop in Buffalo that advertises that they are the only "true chocolatier" in town. A few blocks away, there is a f…

Started by Liz Donner

12 Sep 22, 2009
Reply by Liz Donner

How small can a small shop be?

I looked into a small store in New York City that is a little over 250 sq. feet and it does not have a kitchen - I would need to create one…

Started by Andre Costa

21 Sep 18, 2009
Reply by Andre Costa

An interesting alternative to "conventional" fair trade certification?

EcoSocial Certification from IBD (Brasil). Minimum certification requirements include: 1) To comply to labor, sanitary and environmental…

Started by Clay Gordon

2 Sep 18, 2009
Reply by Clay Gordon

Valrhona Tropilia

My Valrhona Rep gave me a sample of Tropilia, both milk and dark. I don't think I am impressed. It is very viscous and I don't see it worki…

Started by Ruth Atkinson Kendrick

1 Sep 13, 2009
Reply by Ilana

Chocolate, language, and thought: A pilot study

Dear Chocolate Life Members: I am a PhD student who is designing a study about chocolate, language, and thought. I am interested in studyi…

Started by Emily

8 Sep 9, 2009
Reply by Malena Lopez-Maggi


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