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Comparing the styles of Chocolate Makers

For a chocolate connoisseur or an aspiring one, I think a study of the styles of individual chocolate companies is very useful. A few years…

Started by Brady

15 Jun 30, 2008
Reply by Alan McClure

Dutched Valrhona?

Does anybody know whether the Valrhona's sublime cocoa powder is dutch-process? I know Scharffen Berger & Hershey make natural cocoa po…

Started by Susie Norris

5 May 20, 2008
Reply by Susie Norris

Pralus le 100% ... different flavor?

At the lovely shop I work at, we just got a couple of boxes of Pralus le 100%. The packaging is new to us, with mostly beige and only a cou…

Started by sabrina hicks

1 May 17, 2008
Reply by Clay Gordon

Free Bean to Bar chocolate in exchange for critique

Hi, I was wondering if anyone would be interested in receiving a sample of my bean to bar chocolate in exchange for an HONEST critique. I h…

Started by Hallot Parson

8 May 6, 2008
Reply by ChocoFiles

White Chocolate- is it really chocolate?

I took Casey's suggestion from her Chocolate Note blog ( and I'm…

Started by ChocoFiles

6 May 4, 2008
Reply by Sera

Theo Chocolate Tasting Notes

One of the things I really love about my job is that people send me chocolate to eat. I come home and find boxes on my porch. Companies sen…

Started by Clay Gordon

1 Apr 30, 2008
Reply by Sarah Hart

Inside Rating Systems

There are many different approaches to rating chocolate. The most common is to assign on a number on a 1-10 or 1-100 scale. One challenge w…

Started by Clay Gordon

11 Apr 24, 2008
Reply by ChocoFiles

My Chocolate Journal

Hi Everyone, This is a great little community I stumbled upon today! Lots of great information. I wanted to also invite everyone over to…

Started by Patrick Sikes

7 Apr 24, 2008
Reply by Patrick Sikes

Favorite Chocolates?

Why don't we all share our favorite chocolate (I know, there's never one!) with our tasting notes? That way we can compare and contrast and…

Started by Sera

2 Apr 22, 2008
Reply by ChocoFiles

Can your palate be trained or are some just stronger than others?

I may not be using the term palate exactly right, but Im sad to say I think mine was just born weak. I have been a chocophile for over 20 y…

Started by Chocoflyer

4 Apr 18, 2008
Reply by Casey


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