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Men (at least Kiwi men) like meat-flavoured chocolate

A meat flavoured chocolate developed is popular with men in New Zealand, according to its creator, a food chemist-turned-chocolatier. Hann…

Started by Clay Gordon in News

0 Sep 17, 2009

chocolate panning

Does anyone know how I can prevent the preglazing stage of chocolate panning from reducing the crunchiness of the nut. I am thinking of eli…

Started by Jay in Tech Help

1 Sep 14, 2009
Reply by Kerry

liquor cocoa Arriba

Estimate (A) Seeking strategic alliances for the marketing of products such as organic or conventional cocoa liquor or cocoa for the gourme…

Started by Hector Velásquez in News

0 Sep 14, 2009

Cacao growing in Jamaica

Does anyone have information about plantations in Jamaica? Any major producers on the island? Would love to know more about the climate for…

Started by Sonja in News

0 Sep 14, 2009

Valrhona Tropilia

My Valrhona Rep gave me a sample of Tropilia, both milk and dark. I don't think I am impressed. It is very viscous and I don't see it worki…

Started by Ruth Atkinson Kendrick in Opinion

1 Sep 13, 2009
Reply by Ilana

Chocolate, language, and thought: A pilot study

Dear Chocolate Life Members: I am a PhD student who is designing a study about chocolate, language, and thought. I am interested in studyi…

Started by Emily in Opinion

8 Sep 9, 2009
Reply by Malena Lopez-Maggi

What Makes an Artisan Chocolate Artisan?

Is artisan an overused word? Can a chain as large as Starbucks lay claim to the artisan label when it comes to a Starbucks-labeled chocolat…

Started by Clay Gordon in Opinion

40 Sep 9, 2009
Reply by holycacao

Small Scale New/Used Chocalate making Equipment!

Help! We are embarking on a new journey! We have grown Cacao in the Dom. Rep. for years and are now looking into the "bean to bar" market.…

Started by Justin Brooks in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

0 Sep 6, 2009

Chopping Chocolate

I have a small business where I manufacture and sell a line of brownies. I've been using blocks of chocolate, shaving them and then melt wi…

Started by Todd Kelly in Tech Help

1 Sep 2, 2009
Reply by cheebs

Chocolate Tasting Meditation (tm)

It's been much too long since I've had a chance to enjoy TCL website. I enjoyed Clay's trip to Paris and so many comments by those starting…

Started by Rev. R. M. Peluso in Allow Me to Introduce Myself

0 Sep 1, 2009


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