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To add extra cocoa butter OR NOT? (When tempering real chocolate)

Sooooooo, I went to Whole Foods and got a small block of chocolate (like top item pictured below). I'm going to experiment further in my ne…

Started by Erica Rodriguez-Anthony

3 Apr 28, 2012
Reply by Mark Wightman

Makig transfer sheets with acetates and cocoa butter

Hi, this is my first time in this forum. We are starting a small factory, I always read your posts and comments, its been very helpful!. We…

Started by Maria Beatriz Damas

12 Apr 9, 2012
Reply by Gap

Organic Cocoa Beans

Recently I talked to a chocolate producer and was told that organically grown cocoa beans are being fumigated prior to entering the United…

Started by helmut placek

2 Oct 31, 2011
Reply by Tom Neuhaus

Working with colored cocoa butter

I have been having some problems getting a consistent shine when attempting to make my own transfer sheets with colored cocoa butter. The c…

Started by Jonathan Doherty

0 Oct 1, 2011

Adventures with Colored Cocoa Butter

I'm having a bit of an issue with colored cocoa butter. I'm splattering it on a chocolate bar mold, letting it set (about 20 minutes), then…

Started by Robby Booth

6 Jul 31, 2011
Reply by Richard Foley

world map of cocoa producing countries

Anyone know where I can buy a good map of cocoa producing countries around the world?

Started by Melanie Boudar

2 Jul 25, 2011
Reply by Melanie Boudar

preserved cocoa pods how do i get one

HI all   i am in australia and i would like to know if someone knows how i can get a preserved cocoa pod.    i would like to know who to ca…

Started by Laura Marion

11 Apr 20, 2011
Reply by Laura Marion

Cocoa cake pulverizer?

I'm accumulating a LOT of cocoa cake and have not been able to find anyone local that is willing to pulverize it. Any suggestions for an in…

Started by cheebs

10 Mar 11, 2011
Reply by cheebs

Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Hi. I am new here and by no means a chocolate maker. I am a chocolate melter. By trade I am a nurse, but dabble in making various treats, s…

Started by Jennifer Arvan

2 Jan 4, 2011
Reply by Jcandy

Researchers claim novel method to boost polyphenol levels in cocoa products

A wet heat treatment process that avoids the cocoa fermentation and roasting steps produces polyphenol-rich cocoa powder, claims a Spanish…

Started by Alpha Fred

0 May 20, 2010

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