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4 hours to complete two molds?

I hope I am not yelled yet (again). I know a lot of you guys have experience with chocolate, but I am a complete newbie and I am still tryi…

Started by Andre Costa in Micro-Batch "Homebrew" Chocolate

10 Mar 13, 2009
Reply by John DePaula

How is cocoa butter produced?

There's quite a few sites on the net advertising cold-pressed cocoa butters. On another post somewhere (which I cannot seem to find), someo…

Started by Lemm Huang in Tasting Notes

5 Mar 12, 2009
Reply by Langdon Stevenson

Mixed News From Hershey: Recession is Good - Closing Plants

Today, the Hershey company announced in an article in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required) that their "Profits Jumped 51% Amid S…

Started by Clay Gordon in News

26 Mar 10, 2009
Reply by Shawn

San Francisco/West Coast Chocolatiers - Call to Action

The following was posted on Peter Shankman's HARO (www.helpareporterout.com) newsgroup. It could be a great opportunity to promote your bra…

Started by Andrea in News

1 Mar 7, 2009
Reply by Clay Gordon

Help answer our survey

Take our survey and enter to win free chocolate from our new collection! We are conducting a survey into peoples chocolate buying habits a…

Started by Zeke Mandel in Opinion

3 Mar 4, 2009
Reply by Duffy Sheardown

Best Chocolate for Fondue

Hi. I am looking for the best chocolate to be used for making fondue. I don't want any oils, waxes, etc to make it flow better, as I won't…

Started by JC Lee in Tasting Notes

4 Feb 27, 2009
Reply by Robert Shea

HEALING WOUNDED CHOCOLATE MOLDS

They used to be shiny but now they are dull. I've replaced them with new ones, but there's something about an old polycarbonate mold you've…

Started by Susie Norris in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

7 Feb 27, 2009
Reply by Brian Donaghy

Evidence of Cacao Use in New Mexico 4-500 years before Columbus

Full abstract from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Chemical analyses of organic residues in fragments of ceramic vess…

Started by Clay Gordon in News

0 Feb 23, 2009

Starting out now - what are the essentials?

I've noticed many here are already experienced chocolate makers, so I apologize for the very basic question. I started my first chocolate…

Started by Andre Costa in Tech Help

17 Feb 21, 2009
Reply by Andre Costa

COCOA PROCESSING IN GHANA WEST AFRICA

DEAR ALL WE ARE LOOKING FOR COMPANIES OR INDIVIDUALS WHOP WILL LIKE TO INSTALL MACHINERY TO PROCESS COCOA BEANS INTO LIQUER,COCOA POWDER, A…

Started by kwasi sefa in Tech Help

0 Feb 20, 2009

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