The Chocolate Life

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In 1995 I closed a profitable business in the USA, sold a very nice house, packed some shipping containers and moved to Brazil to become a…

Started by Jim in Opinion

40 Oct 19, 2009
Reply by Michael Winnike

Building your own chocolate equipment

I am wondering about building equipment. I've seen some of the stuff at hake plastic moulds and I think I can build some of the things I ne…

Started by John Q. Stewart in News

2 Oct 18, 2009
Reply by John Q. Stewart

Chocolate shop in Tbilisi

Hello dear members... I'm Salome from Georgia. I'm newbie here, as in chocolate world. Me and my friends are group of young entrepreneurs,…

Started by Salome Machavariani in Allow Me to Introduce Myself

5 Oct 16, 2009
Reply by Salome Machavariani

Temper, temper!

I just tried tempering for the first time, I followed a book but it doesn't explain to what degree chocolate comes out of temper nor how to…

Started by Dirke Botsford in News

10 Oct 15, 2009
Reply by Kerry

The Holidays Are Upon Us - What Are YOU Making Special This Year?

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas - the holidays are fast approaching. What special items are you making for the 2009 H…

Started by Clay Gordon in News

11 Oct 13, 2009
Reply by Jeff

Fun with structures

I think that the specific use of crystals and amorphous structures have, and I can't believe I'm about to say this, considerable untapped p…

Started by Robert Shea in Uncategorized

1 Oct 10, 2009
Reply by Duffy Sheardown

Eating the Cacao Shell on Raw Dried, Fermented Cacao Beans...Benefits?

So how about munching 10-20 raw, dried, & fermented cacao beans every day WITH THE HUSK ON? What up, anyone?

Started by Joel Alexander in Uncategorized

0 Oct 8, 2009

Chocolate Packaging...

I see alot of the new organic chocolate companies using recyclable packaging (ex. Kallari) I've done my due dilligence but was struggling t…

Started by Justin Brooks in Where to Buy

4 Oct 5, 2009
Reply by Dirke Botsford

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 in Tasting Notes

0 Oct 5, 2009

How To Search for Patents

Due to Travis the Xocai rep taking his thread and running, some of what I posted about how to search for patents was lost. The reason this…

Started by Tom in News

0 Oct 2, 2009


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