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notes on flavor

Genetics, terroir, fermentation and drying along with other post harvesting and processing stages can all play a role in the flavor of the…

Started by Brady

17 Jan 20, 2010
Reply by Eric G

Valrhona Chuao 2002

I'm currently tasting and reviewing a Valrhona Chuao 2002 bar, but I've got several questions. 1) Why is it named "2002"? Is this for the…

Started by ChocoFiles

3 Dec 15, 2009
Reply by Casey


As I review chocolate bars I make note of whether a company is a "bean to bar" company or a "fondeur". I'd like to use this thread to ask w…

Started by ChocoFiles

3 Dec 11, 2009
Reply by Clay Gordon

Giving Thanks to Chocolate ...

Tomorrow is Turkey Day and I wonder how many of us are incorporating chocolate into our plans to celebrate. Not many people know that the…

Started by Clay Gordon

1 Dec 2, 2009
Reply by Casey

methodology of the broma process

HELLO PALS!! am a college student in my final year and as part of the curricula for the program, i have to under take a research project, m…

Started by kenneth mensah

2 Nov 28, 2009
Reply by Clay Gordon

Chocolate and wine tasting

I have done this before but at a University for students so I didn't charge participants or pay for anything. I am just wondering from othe…

Started by Tom

2 Nov 9, 2009
Reply by Tom


I've been playing with nibs a lot lately, trying them from several different sources, and have found that each one has very distinct flavor…

Started by Jonathan Walpole

3 Nov 8, 2009
Reply by Tom

Describing chocolate

Clay, I read with great interest on your blog about attempts to find new ways to describe the taste of chocolate that isn't dependent on o…

Started by ChocoFiles

19 Nov 6, 2009
Reply by Clay Gordon

Tips for pairing chocolate and whisky?

hi Cacao lovers, I'm preparing a first whiskey / chocolate pairing and would love to hear your tips/expertise and advice I have mainly Eur…

Started by Evert-Jan De Kort (

4 Nov 3, 2009
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Chocolate and wine, my two favorite things

I am a newbie into the world of making chocolate, I have been reading about making chocolate, playing and experimenting and lovin every min…

Started by Dirke Botsford

0 Oct 5, 2009


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