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What do you make/grow/do by youself?

I am wondering how far people go with their chocolateries. I understand that the most extreme side of the graph would be from growing cacao…

Started by Ilana in Uncategorized

9 Sep 21, 2009
Reply by Ilana

Johnny Depp, the "chocolate actor," becomes the "chocolate stock holder"

Here is a gossip piece from the small Norwegian paper, Stavanger Aftenblad by Arnt Olav Klippenberg, 5/22/09 I have translated it into En…

Started by Casey in News

0 Sep 20, 2009

How small can a small shop be?

I looked into a small store in New York City that is a little over 250 sq. feet and it does not have a kitchen - I would need to create one…

Started by Andre Costa in Opinion

21 Sep 18, 2009
Reply by Andre Costa

Certified sustainable cocoa from Ivory Coast

Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate is aiming to have 10,000 tonnes of UTZ-certified cocoa available for the market in 2010, as the first two Ivory…

Started by Clay Gordon in News

1 Sep 18, 2009
Reply by NodeDog

An interesting alternative to "conventional" fair trade certification?

EcoSocial Certification from IBD (Brasil). Minimum certification requirements include: 1) To comply to labor, sanitary and environmental…

Started by Clay Gordon in Opinion

2 Sep 18, 2009
Reply by Clay Gordon

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


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