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Interesting Product/Business Ideas in the Current Economy

I received an e-mail today that caught my eye as a creative way to sell chocolate in this economy - and help people stand out in their job…

Started by Clay Gordon in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

5 May 29, 2009
Reply by Jeff

Haigh's Chocolate Video

My local chocolate factory just released a promo video, full of the usual stuff. Go to and look for the link t…

Started by Tom in News

0 May 29, 2009

Fermenting small batches of cacao in a controlled temperature oven

I am currently fermenting a small batch of trinitario beans (1816 g) in an oven set at 100 deg F. Today (day two) I added some bakers yeast…

Started by Robert Osgood in Tech Help

3 May 26, 2009
Reply by Robert Osgood

Colored Cocoa Butter

I was checking at the label for chef rubber cocoa butter and i don't understand when they said to temper the cocoa butter how do you temper…

Started by Roger Rodriguez in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

1 May 19, 2009
Reply by The Republic Of Chocolate

The Origin of Chocolate Cocoa has its origins in the upper Amazon basin and many believe we can trace our…

Started by Greg Rice in History of Chocolate

1 May 15, 2009
Reply by jason

Imagining the music as you take "The Journey of The Pod"

Reverie', music from the Ivory Coast, some Happy Feet...what else would capture the essence of the journey as the pod describes its passage…

Started by Gretchen Tartakoff in News

0 May 12, 2009

Chocolate - renewable energy to fuel the car of the future?

I'm all for cutting down on fuel costs with gasoline approaching $150/barrel this summer. One possibility is to use chocolate waste for fue…

Started by Holly & Paul Stabin in News

2 May 8, 2009
Reply by Ricardo Segreda

The C-Spot Chocolate Rating Site Online Soon

After several years in development the new chocolate rating site, the C-Spot will soon be on-line.

Started by Bruce Toy (Coppeneur) in Tasting Notes

3 May 8, 2009
Reply by Clay Gordon

Total Travesty

Watch the video at this is advertising Cadbury's dark choc range for Australia and New Zealand. Aussies and Kiwi's are ge…

Started by Tom in News

9 May 5, 2009
Reply by Nancy

Best Chocolates in Vienna, Venice, France?

What chocolates should we sample in Vienna, Venice, Paris, and Nice?

Started by mountain sky in Travels & Adventures

8 May 5, 2009
Reply by Nancy


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