Hi everyone. I'm working on a new product that has a peanut butter cup sitting on top of a block of solid chocolate. I was surprised to find that, after making a few batches, the block of chocolate…Continue
That is so good of you to go to the trouble to see my reply--or glimpses of it rather! Thank you! (I am not sure why my reply disappeared but to type this I'm trying a new computer at least!)
That is very helpful info about…"
Your reply pops up and then quickly disappears. I've tried on 2 computers to read it. As best as I can tell there are quite a few ingredients in your purchased peanut butter cups (all natural yes, but I think it…"
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It looks like the ingredients for the peanut butter are peanuts, sugar, palm kernel oil, lactose, salt, and soy lecithin. The chocolate is listed as having anhydrous milk fat in it, which I've never…"
"What else is in your peanut butter? You are correct that this should not be happening. As I'm sure you are aware there is a lot of oil in peanut butter so the bloom you are seeing is probably a result of the fat.. You should be able to resolve…"
Hi everyone. I'm working on a new product that has a peanut butter cup sitting on top of a block of solid chocolate. I was surprised to find that, after making a few batches, the block of chocolate bloomed after just a week or two, sort of dusty-looking bloom right around where the peanut butter cup sits. I'm sourcing all-natural peanut butter cups from one of our product providers and am just trying to understand why the chocolate in their peanut butter cups doesn't bloom, but our block of…See More
"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…"