"Cargill, Callebaut, ADM, Belcolade. Only Cargill and Callebaut produce from the bean in Belgium. Belcolade buys liquor, and ADM uses its own liquor from other plants. OCG, now Cargill was started by a former Callebaut engineers. The three letters…"
"I just had to take a moment to second Clay's note with a big thank you. It has been totally incredible for a newbie like me to have my question addressed so graciously by industry pros/rockstars : ) Thanks, everyone, and thanks, Clay for making…"
"i can pretty confidently say that the scenario you suggest isn't what happened, at least prior to the acquisition 8-) Post acquisition, absolutely Cargill personnel spent time there to ensure things were smooth. In fact, the…"
"Sebastian, I got a laugh over your reference to OCG (old callebaut guys...). Interestingly enough the jury is still out on what the acronym stands for - officially their name is only OCG ;) OCG was started by several people who broke off…"
"Thanks to everyone for contributing here ... and to Braun for being so open and for making the special offer for his chocolate.
It's discussions like this one that form the reason for my starting TheChocolateLife in the first place:…"
"I'd developed fountain chocolates before 2003 - i'd say sephra was the first to really embrace it on a larger scale however.
Also, OCG (old callebaut guys...) has been owned by Cargill for a number of years 8-)"
"Amber, I have appreciated your post regarding "Where does Sephra Chocolate come from?" Also, Brad is right about our manufacturer, it is Callebaut. However, our recipe is proprietary so you will only find it being…"
"Sephra's imported Belgian chocolate is made up by one of the four big chocolate manufacturers in Belgium! To make this fun, if someone can name the big four I will happily send them 6lbs of either Sephra's Belgium Semi-sweet Dark or…"
That's totally fair, and a good point! (though you are killing me, you know : ) I just might try actually calling Sephra, which I somehow had not thought about. It won't hurt. And I just might start sampling a little more…"
"Yes, but I'm not going to tell you 8-) That's for the company to decide if they want to release or not.
Keep in mind that with an outfit the size of callebaut (any of the large industrial chocolate suppliers…"