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Group Review - Fortunato #4

This is the first in what I hope will be a regular series (at least quarterly) of Group Reviews, a new feature for 2014 here on TheChocolat…

Started by Clay Gordon in Tasting NotesLatest Reply

Weird Flavors and Inclusions in Chocolate

What's the weirdest flavor/inclusion combination you've not only heard of in chocolate but have actually eaten? Inquiring chocolate minds…

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Marañon Chocolate - Cacao Thought to Be Extinct Found in Peru

Nacional. I don't know about you, but when I hear the term Nacional applied to cacao, two words spring immediately to mind: Ecuador Arriba…

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peanut butter meltaway problem

I've been making a peanut butter meltaway using peanut butter, milk chocolate and coconut oil. There are times when that meltaway center de…

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Damage to Chocolate - Low Temperature Exposure?

Does anyone know if storing dark chocolate at temperatures near freezing (35-45 F) can damage it so that it becomes very difficult to retem…

Started by baumgrenze in Tasting Notes

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DIY Winnower

Hi all, I'm looking to build a winnower and have come across a few models posted on this site. I also have the blueprints of another winnow…

Started by Donny Gagliardi in Tech Help

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What the Chocolate Industry Needs is A $100 Bar of Chocolate

When I was in London a couple of weeks ago speaking at the Academy of Chocolate conference, I had the great privilege of being the last spe…

Started by Clay Gordon in Opinion

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What to do about To'ak Chocolate?

Okay my chocolate experts, what to do about To'ak Chocolate ( It has finally happened where someone is claiming…

Started by Annmarie Kostyk in Opinion

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Bean To Bar At Home

I've been experimenting with making my own bean-to-bar chocolate at home over the last few weeks and I've been lucky enough to have some pr…

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What's your favorite Whole Milk Powder???

Hey everyone I'm looking to test out some new whole milk powders!  I was sourcing some from a farm in Fresno, CA but now I'm looking for so…

Started by Matt in Tasting Notes

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adding color to white chocolate

I just need to add one dab of a color to each piece of white chocolate truffle at the bottom of the mold. Can I just mix colored coacoa but…

Started by Julie Lu in Tech Help

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Hi everyone, I am currently tempering all my bean to bar chocolate by hand on a marble slab and I love doing it this way, however as demand…

Started by James Hull in Tech Help

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I just ran across this product. Not sure what it is s…

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