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Single Origin Chocolate - Standards?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clay Gordon Apr 15, 2013. 15 Replies

Hello!  I am seeking reliable sources of South American Single Origin chocolate.  I have been using a Colombian and a Venezualan chocolate that claim to be single origin.  As I continue my research I…Continue

a chocolatier's inventory tracking system

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Begun Jan 23, 2013. 1 Reply

Hello!  I am looking for recommendations of a software or even a system of tracking inventory for a small but very exploratory artisan chocolate business (wholesells and direct sells product)?  What…Continue

Visiting the Roots of cacao in South America - looking for guidance

Started Jan 28, 2012 0 Replies

Hello!  I am heading down to South America in the spring to get hands on learning in the cacao industry.  My interest is primarily exposure in growing and processing of cacao beans as well as it;s…Continue

 

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Packaging Hot Chocolate Options

Hi!  Looking for options to package my gourmet hot chocolate mix.  I am  considering 1/2 lb coffee bags or a tin for something a little more elegant.  If I do go with the tin - do I also need it to be in a heat sealed bag within the tin?  Thanks!  KalibriSee More
Sep 24, 2013
Clay Gordon replied to Kalibri Anne's discussion Single Origin Chocolate - Standards?
"There are no formal industry standards as to what "single-origin" means. It's probably not a bad idea because of the widespread use of the term and the potential for misleading buyers. I stopped using the phrase…"
Apr 15, 2013
Olivier L replied to Kalibri Anne's discussion Single Origin Chocolate - Standards?
"Hi Anne, I can only agree with the previous comments, single origin is a marketing tool. I doubt any chocolate maker will go through a genetic testing session before using this "single origin" term to scientifically validate the…"
Apr 13, 2013
Kalibri Anne replied to Kalibri Anne's discussion Single Origin Chocolate - Standards?
"Wow, great conversation.  Opens a lot of spots for exploring.     It seems on the note of 'single origin' - with there being no standards - it is in the best interest of the chocolate maker/chocolatier to explore these…"
Apr 12, 2013
Jim replied to Kalibri Anne's discussion Single Origin Chocolate - Standards?
"Sebastian, You should be able to see photos of some of the process we use in Fazenda Venturosa Jim Lucas"
Apr 12, 2013
Sebastian replied to Kalibri Anne's discussion Single Origin Chocolate - Standards?
"Thanks Jim - looking forward to it!"
Apr 10, 2013
Sebastian replied to Kalibri Anne's discussion Single Origin Chocolate - Standards?
"You can absolutely have genetic variation w/in a pod.  All of the seeds will not be genetically identical."
Apr 10, 2013
Jim replied to Kalibri Anne's discussion Single Origin Chocolate - Standards?
"Sebastian, I'll put together a few shots and post as requested. I'll try to get it done by weeks end. Jim Lucas"
Apr 10, 2013
Gap replied to Kalibri Anne's discussion Single Origin Chocolate - Standards?
"Interesting question Ruth. I think I have read that it is possible but I am not even close to being an expert on this topic."
Apr 10, 2013
Ruth Atkinson Kendrick replied to Kalibri Anne's discussion Single Origin Chocolate - Standards?
"Sebastian, is it possible for seeds in one pod to be different types, like cross-pollination? "
Apr 10, 2013
Sebastian replied to Kalibri Anne's discussion Single Origin Chocolate - Standards?
"Again it's possible to determine definitively.  There's not a great deal of value in doing so however. The biggest problem is - how do you define criollo? It's been done, there is an answer - but almost no one knows what it is…"
Apr 10, 2013
Gap replied to Kalibri Anne's discussion Single Origin Chocolate - Standards?
"My understanding is this is the same issue with bars marked, for example, as Criollo strain. There might be 10% criollo or 100% but who knows - there is no standard to say what it should be. And often the farms the beans comes from might have more…"
Apr 10, 2013
Sebastian replied to Kalibri Anne's discussion Single Origin Chocolate - Standards?
"Correct, no legal requirements. There are a few who can tell if it's true or not; it's certainly possible 8-)"
Apr 9, 2013
Gap replied to Kalibri Anne's discussion Single Origin Chocolate - Standards?
"From what I've read (which admittedly is limited) there doesn't appear to be a "standard". Ie., you don't need to have a certain % of single origin beans in your chocolate to claim the whole bar is single origin. I guess…"
Apr 9, 2013

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Most memorable chocolate experience:
discovery of the criollo bean
My favorite chocolate is:
dark columbian single origin

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Packaging Hot Chocolate Options

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 11:16pm 0 Comments

Hi!  Looking for options to package my gourmet hot chocolate mix.  I am  considering 1/2 lb coffee bags or a tin for something a little more elegant.  If I do go with the tin - do I also need it to be in a heat sealed bag within the tin?  Thanks!  

Kalibri

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