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Source of Sosa ingredients in the U.S.

Started Nov 17, 2013 0 Replies

Hi!I am a home-based chocolatier who wants to buy a few of the Sosa Ingredients extracts to use in my chocolate making.The only U.S. website I could find distributing Sosa products (John Koerner…Continue

Incredibly great flavors for chocolate!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hank Friedman Aug 30, 2013. 3 Replies

Years ago, I ordered some "natural organic" flavors from Natures Flavors (or one of their doorway websites) and was very disappointed because I found out that the flavors were not true extracts, e.g.…Continue

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Agostoni chocolate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Fisher Jul 25, 2013. 11 Replies

Hi! I've run across an Italian brand of chocolate but could not find a single review of it on the internet.The brand is called Agostoni.Have any of you had any experience with this brand?Thanks!Continue

 

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Source of Sosa ingredients in the U.S.

Hi!I am a home-based chocolatier who wants to buy a few of the Sosa Ingredients extracts to use in my chocolate making.The only U.S. website I could find distributing Sosa products (John Koerner & Company) has a large minimum order and is based in New Orleans (I'm on the West Coast).Do any of you know any distributors of Sosa ingredients on the West Coast or who process smaller orders?Thanks!See More
Nov 17, 2013
Hank Friedman replied to Greg Gould's discussion Alcohol Concentrates
"I found incredibly great concentrated organic alcohol free extracts and wrote about them here: http://www.thechocolatelife.com/forum/topics/incredibly-great-flavors-for-chocolate?xg_source=activity they are from medicineflower.com"
Nov 14, 2013
Hank Friedman replied to Hank Friedman's discussion Incredibly great flavors for chocolate!
"If you visit the link I gave, you'll see all of their flavors, over 45 flavors in all! It was interesting using 16 of their flavors in different batches of truffles. My blend of strawberry and guava was a big hit, while I didn't add…"
Aug 30, 2013
Jose Manuel replied to Hank Friedman's discussion Incredibly great flavors for chocolate!
"I like this entire article and appreciate your work done on this subject. These are really incredible flavors for chocolate but some people like different flavor in chocolate. Like to know more flavor for "churreria chocolateria"."
Aug 30, 2013
Hank Friedman replied to Hank Friedman's discussion Agostoni chocolate
"I contacted the company and they pointed out one error in my review: the Gianduia has no milk, in it. Just chocolate , hazelnuts, sugar, lecithin, and vanilla. No wonder it's so incredible!"
Jan 25, 2012
Hank Friedman replied to Hank Friedman's discussion Agostoni chocolate
"Thank you Ellane very much for the shipment of the 10 samples. I conducted several blind tastings and found the Agostoni chocolates consistently winners! Here are some of my tasting notes: The Agostoni Gianduia is truly outstanding. The blend of…"
Jan 25, 2012
Hank Friedman and ellane pirotte are now friends
Jan 3, 2012
ellane pirotte replied to Hank Friedman's discussion Agostoni chocolate
"Hi Hank, I would be happy to send you some samples of our Chocolate to try for yourself.  Thanks, Ellane:  epirotte@agostonichocolate.com"
Jan 3, 2012
Richard Foley replied to Hank Friedman's discussion Agostoni chocolate
"Look up Icam, it is the parent company, well establlished in Italy, makes good choocolate."
Dec 11, 2011
Hank Friedman replied to Hank Friedman's discussion Agostoni chocolate
"Dear Ann, Thank you very much. I'm wondering how their other dark chocolates fair too. Anyone out there try others?"
Dec 8, 2011
Ann Lee replied to Hank Friedman's discussion Agostoni chocolate
"No problem Hank!  I'm just surprised that I remembered their chocolates...I'm a big fan of organic chocolate, so I know that their 60% organic was one of the best semi-sweets I've had.  I'm looking at Chefshop right now…"
Dec 8, 2011
Hank Friedman replied to Hank Friedman's discussion Agostoni chocolate
"Dear Ann, Thanks! Do you remember which of their dark chocolates you tried? "
Dec 8, 2011
Ann Lee replied to Hank Friedman's discussion Agostoni chocolate
"I was able to try their chocolate at the Summer Fancy Food show.  From what I can remember, I was surprised by the quality of their chocolate.  I believe their Organic white chocolate blew me away.  I'm more of a dark chocolate…"
Dec 8, 2011
Scott replied to Hank Friedman's discussion Agostoni chocolate
"Agostini is a subsidiary of ICAM, the Italian-based multinational.  "
Dec 7, 2011
Hank Friedman posted a discussion

Agostoni chocolate

Hi! I've run across an Italian brand of chocolate but could not find a single review of it on the internet.The brand is called Agostoni.Have any of you had any experience with this brand?Thanks!See More
Dec 7, 2011
Hank Friedman posted a blog post

My Gourmet Chocolate Recipes

I really enjoy creating new truffles and other desserts and have had two local restaurants use my recipes (for chocolate polenta cake for their special New Years Eve dinner, and my Tiramousse). I publish all of my recipes on my website: http://soulhealing.com/choco.htm and invite you all to view them. Among the truffle recipes, so many are outstanding: the passionfruit, jasmine, black cherry, and pecan to mention a few. Enjoy!See More
Jan 20, 2011

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Getting a free 2 kilogram block of Van Leer chocolate delivered to me as a free surprise from the company after a month of daily, depressing rain one February
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El Rey

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My Gourmet Chocolate Recipes

Posted on January 20, 2011 at 12:41am 0 Comments

I really enjoy creating new truffles and other desserts and have had two local restaurants use my recipes (for chocolate polenta cake for their special New Years Eve dinner, and my Tiramousse). I publish all of my recipes on my website:

 

http://soulhealing.com/choco.htm

 

and invite you all to view them. Among the truffle recipes, so many are outstanding: the passionfruit, jasmine, black cherry, and pecan to mention…

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