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Single Origin Cocoa butter?

It seems that many chocolate producers add cocoa butter to their ingredients.  Since cocoa beans are approx 50% fat (cocoa butter) why wou…

Started by Julie Fisher

16 Aug 30, 2013
Reply by cheebs

cocoa butter in ganaches

Hi, I wanted to know what does cocoa butter bring when you add it in a ganache?

Started by Emmanuelle Richy

2 Aug 27, 2013
Reply by Emmanuelle Richy

Luxury Chocolate in India - Questionnaire

Hi!I'm pursuing my Masters right now, and for my dissertation, I'm trying to understand the consumer behaviour with regards to Luxury Choco…

Started by Swati Mathur

0 Jul 25, 2013

Agostoni chocolate

Hi! I've run across an Italian brand of chocolate but could not find a single review of it on the internet. The brand is called Agostoni. H…

Started by Hank Friedman

11 Jul 25, 2013
Reply by Julie Fisher

New Machine

Hey All, Looking for a new larger tempering machine. We currently use 2 Chocovision Rev 2s. The problem we have is that for one of our prod…

Started by Corey Meyer

2 Jul 22, 2013
Reply by Corey Meyer

Choco TT

Does anyone use the Choco TT by Bakon. I am considering it and want some feedback. Seriously, how bad can it be. It's Bacon (Bakon) ;)

Started by Corey Meyer

3 Jul 18, 2013
Reply by Chocotoymaker

Hilliard vs. Chocovision - Newby Here ;)

Hi All! I would love any advice on what tempering machine I should purchase for my business. I currently own a gourmet gift basket store fo…

Started by Maggie Calpin

8 Jun 27, 2013
Reply by Maggie Calpin

Dodgy Samoan cocoa dealer....

Hello Everyone!! Thought I would share some issues I have had with a cocoa dealer called Richard david (actually a member of CL) from Samo…

Started by thibault fregoni

4 Jun 20, 2013
Reply by Brad Churchill

Premade truffle shels- necessity or copout?

Hello friends,   I own a small chocolate company which has been slowly growing over the last 4 years. I mainly sell wholesale to small gour…

Started by Chocolate Luv

19 Jun 5, 2013
Reply by Jim Braunagel

Examining a Mast Brothers Assertion

I rarely take a public position when it comes to chocolate companies, but a recent statement in a video brought me up s…

Started by Clay Gordon

33 May 31, 2013
Reply by Brad Churchill


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