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Chocolate Stores in San Francisco

I am planning a very short trip to San Francisco and I would love to visit some great shops. Could you guys list your favorites in SanFran?

Started by Andre Costa in Travels & Adventures

6 Sep 23, 2009
Reply by Andre Costa

Is there such a thing as a "true chocolatier"?

There is a new chocolate shop in Buffalo that advertises that they are the only "true chocolatier" in town. A few blocks away, there is a f…

Started by Liz Donner in Opinion

12 Sep 22, 2009
Reply by Liz Donner

Chocolate will not release from the mold

Very basic question, but this is the first time this happens to me. I am making filled bonbons and I am using two brand new magnetic molds…

Started by Andre Costa in Tech Help

4 Sep 22, 2009
Reply by Andre Costa

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


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