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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

Question regarding the use of a commercial kitchen

I am looking for commercial kitchens in New York City and I found some options. While doing my research I started to think about this issu…

Started by Andre Costa in Opinion

5 Sep 1, 2009
Reply by Diana

Why...Oh Why....Am I Having Such Difficulty Tempering My Valrhona Feves?

Hello All.....LONG time chocolatier here, just now, at age 40, getting around to FINALLY opening my long dreamt artisan chocolates company,…

Started by Eric Cayton in Allow Me to Introduce Myself

9 Aug 31, 2009
Reply by Daniel K Galvin

Chocolate on Urtak

Hi Everyone, I created a chocolate urtak where chocolate interested individuals like us can share opinions and learn more about the opinio…

Started by Carmen Magar in Opinion

1 Aug 27, 2009
Reply by Carmen Magar


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