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Raw Chocolate

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Churchill Mar 15, 2012. 13 Replies

Chocolate community...what are your opinions on companies that claim they used raw chocolate in their bars? I have been hearing varied things on this topic.  Does anyone know for certain if fermented…Continue

Fermented cacao beans-bar

Started this discussion. Last reply by rene May 6, 2012. 30 Replies

Hello chocolate community. I am going to be purchasing bulk fermented cacao beans for my chocolate business. I have been buying the butter and powder separate, but it is not cost effective as my…Continue

Chocolate pourer

Started this discussion. Last reply by antonino allegra Mar 21, 2012. 12 Replies

I hand pour my chocolates into 2.5oz bars.  I use regular plastic molds.  Does anyone have a source of a piece of equipment that measures oz and would make my life easier to not have to then scrape…Continue

Cocoa Butter and cocoa powder separation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kat Mar 9, 2012. 2 Replies

Hello! I am looking for someone who has the capabilities to separate the bean into butter and powder for our company.  Thank you!Continue

 

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rene replied to Kat's discussion Fermented cacao beans-bar
"i think that word 'raw' just sounds too magical for people and calling some product 'raw' like 'raw chocolate' they want to make the product more 'magical' that it already is. what they probably really mean…"
May 6, 2012
rene replied to Kat's discussion Fermented cacao beans-bar
"if you make bread you dont eat raw dough and also you dont eat raw potato...that's because it's unpleasant and not healthy ;-) the same goes with chocolate. "
May 6, 2012
Jonathan Simpkins replied to Kat's discussion Fermented cacao beans-bar
"it seems like some of you guys have gotten into this argument before and are sounding defensive about whether or not chocolate is healthy.  just to be clear, I want to say that my experience is that chocolate which is made from organic,…"
May 5, 2012
Tom replied to Kat's discussion Fermented cacao beans-bar
"The mechanical grinding pocess to refine chocolate can destroy enzymes and proteins. Shearing force alone is enough. I posted the ref once before but it was lost when a raw food hippy took their post off, i will dig up the ref again when i have time…"
May 5, 2012
Jonathan Simpkins replied to Kat's discussion Fermented cacao beans-bar
"What is that gob of yellow slimey mass they lipo out of peoples bodies?  Is that fat?  No.  It is blocking the lymphatic system from drainage, it is not stored in lymph nodes.  I recommend you read Parasite Rex and humble…"
May 5, 2012
Brad Churchill replied to Kat's discussion Fermented cacao beans-bar
"Washed and dried with what?  Water?  Is the water purified?  Is the handling facility purified/sanitized?   Contamination of cocoa is the result of cross contamination from other sources - sources such as contaminated water,…"
May 5, 2012
Brad Churchill replied to Kat's discussion Fermented cacao beans-bar
"Jonathan...   Who are you trying to fool, you or the reader?   Ask any surgeon who's had to operate on a grossly obese person.  They aren't cutting through huge lymph nodes!  They are cutting through 100's of lbs…"
May 5, 2012
Jonathan Simpkins replied to Kat's discussion Fermented cacao beans-bar
"Sugar in whole food form, yes.  Although even then, it is important to realize that most of the fruits and even vegetables like carrots and beets which are commonly available have been extensively bred for increasing sugar content.  The…"
May 4, 2012
holycacao replied to Kat's discussion Fermented cacao beans-bar
"I only recently heard my first explanation of how  raw chocolate is made without posing contamination risks that actually seemed "logical/possible". It seems that the raw community(at least in Israel) prefer unfermented, dehydrated…"
May 4, 2012
Sebastian replied to Kat's discussion Fermented cacao beans-bar
"Slight modifications: the bitterness is largely due to the flavanol content, not minerals.  Also, singling out any single nutrient as 'good' or 'bad' is an oversimplification.  Much like a healthy 401k, your body…"
May 4, 2012
Jonathan Simpkins replied to Kat's discussion Fermented cacao beans-bar
"Raw chocolate is not more healthy, but cacao is definitely a healthy food if it is consumed moderately and with very minimal sugar.  Especially if it is not cane sugar and the cacao is organically grown.  I say the health factor of…"
May 4, 2012
Brad Churchill replied to Kat's discussion Fermented cacao beans-bar
"Peter;   "Exploited" is a good word to use.   People jump on the "enzyme" and "anti-oxidant" bandwagon, and religiously wave their "raw healthy chocolate" flags, but forget to mention that their…"
Apr 22, 2012
Peter Kring replied to Kat's discussion Fermented cacao beans-bar
"There exists a raw food movement that believes that cooking food kills enzymes that are necessary to protect our digestive systems, etc. Combine this outlook with the belief that the less processed our chocolate is the healthier it is for us.…"
Apr 22, 2012
Kat replied to Kat's discussion Fermented cacao beans-bar
"Yes Sebastian, it is not a belief for me.  It is more about wanting to create a unique product.  I believe the "whys" of the requests come from misleading of the companies selling "raw chocolate".  They claim that…"
Apr 22, 2012
Scott replied to Kat's discussion Fermented cacao beans-bar
"Quote of the month: "Why?  Is there a belief that life is just too long?""
Apr 9, 2012
Sebastian replied to Kat's discussion Fermented cacao beans-bar
"Thanks Kit - I know i say things tongue in cheek sometimes, the intent isn't to be jarring.  I've only ever seen one 'raw' chocolate being sold (in NYC), so i'm left with the impression there's not a huge demand…"
Apr 8, 2012

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