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The high cost for farmers of organic and fair trade certifications

As a chocolate maker working with Jamaican farmers who were interested in organic certification, we were astonished to find out that certif…

Started by Nancy Nadel in Opinion

1 Feb 7, 2010
Reply by Mimi Wheeler

Central America Cruise

My husband and I are going on a Panama Cruise, starting in San Diego, ending in Fort Lauderdale. We stop in Cabo, Acapulco, Huatulco Mexico…

Started by Ruth Atkinson Kendrick in Travels & Adventures

2 Feb 6, 2010
Reply by Jesse Blenn

Local Regulations for opening a Chocolate Shop. Kitchen- Yes or No?

My wife and I are looking at leasing real estate to open our chocolate shop. The question is this: Are we bringing in a "kitchen." We will…

Started by Pierre (Pete) Trinque in Tech Help

14 Feb 5, 2010
Reply by Wendy Buckner

Organic Certification

I am making organic chocolates, just starting up renting restaurant space at off times to make them.  I am looking for space and will want…

Started by B in Tech Help

0 Feb 4, 2010

THE BEST of.....CHOCOLATE - my favorites

my FAVORITES: 1) CHOCOLATE LINE, Brugge, Belgium, For me the best Overall Chocolatier of the World 2) PIERRE MA…

Started by Peter Kimmel in Top 10 Lists

2 Feb 2, 2010
Reply by Sonya

Best Female Chocolatier?

Who do you think is the best female chocolatier you've met. Most seem to be men and I am curious who you would count amoung the top ten fem…

Started by Richard Spangenberg in Opinion

38 Feb 2, 2010
Reply by Sonya

Is Chocolate Healthy? II

Is Chocolate Healthy? II Let’s try this again, assuming it won’t be spammed. Here are two links with research to support the health benef…

Started by Frank Schmidt in Opinion

11 Jan 31, 2010
Reply by Kristina

My First Valentine's!

This is my first Valentine's season and I am starting to freak out (probably unnecessarily!). We have just gone through Xmas and New Year's…

Started by Andre Costa in Tasting Notes

8 Jan 27, 2010
Reply by Andre Costa

Salon du Chocolat 2009 in Paris

Hello everybody. I need advice from anyone who happened to visit previous years of this chocolate event, or someone who knows more (anythin…

Started by Ivica in Travels & Adventures

28 Jan 26, 2010
Reply by Lana

Simple Chocolate Love

Hello, I'm new to The Chocolate Life.  On first glance, I see many of you make and sell chocolate, or are very well-educated about it.   Bu…

Started by Dee in Allow Me to Introduce Myself

5 Jan 26, 2010
Reply by Dee


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