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How to grow cacao at home

I've had a Theobroma cacao for a couple of years now and have been keeping it not only alive, but occasionally flowering. Since my move to…

Started by Lorna in Tech Help

6 Jun 7
Reply by Tom

Molding Chocolate

I've already posted this question on the Homebrew Group, but without a response so far. I'm posting it here in hopes that I will get some f…

Started by Lemm Huang in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

16 Jun 6
Reply by Melanie


Hi thank you for taking the time to read this. I'm look for non dairy dark chocolate truffle shells. If anyone knows where I can find it. I…

Started by Sara LeVenthal in Tasting Notes

0 Jun 6

Travel Programs in 2015 - Where Would You Like To Go?

To all ChocolateLife members: I have made a connection with travel company that specializes in affinity group, philanthropic, and donor tra…

Started by Clay Gordon in Travels & Adventures

3 Jun 4
Reply by Clay Gordon

Is it necessary to cap truffle shells before enrobing?

Hi there, I'm going to make some truffles for a special project and thought I would try out some truffle shells. I plan on filling them and…

Started by Daniel Herskovic in Tasting Notes

1 Jun 4
Reply by Sebastian

Bulk Shipping Truffles, Egg Crate/Container, Where?

A few years ago I ran across a bulk truffle shipping method/container that reminded me of egg crates but I cannot find my link or reference…

Started by Andy Ciordia in Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

0 Jun 2

Hands-on Bean-to-bar Chocolate School: Curriculum, Cost, and more

In another discussion here on TheChocolateLife, member Mahmoud Baktaji asked about existing bean-to-bar chocolate schools to attend. Based…

Started by Clay Gordon in Chocolate Education

20 Jun 2
Reply by Adriennne Henson

Whiskey/Chocolate pairing.

Hi all, Could anyone suggest: Which cream  truffle flavours can one pair with the following whiskeys?  1.  (warm spicy with honey and rich…

Started by Dimakatso in Tasting Notes

0 Jun 1

Kickstarting a book where kids will learn from cookies

Hi everyone, While you may know me as a promoter of the Good Food Awards ( another passion I'm pursuing…

Started by Susie Wyshak in Allow Me to Introduce Myself

0 May 30

Salmonella and Factory Layout

Hello, all!  I’ve found what seems in many ways an ideal space to begin making chocolate commercially (it is a 570 sq ft room in a building…

Started by CM in Tech Help

9 May 30
Reply by CM


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