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Looking for peanut/nut free courverture

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sebastian Aug 24, 2011. 6 Replies

 

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Sebastian replied to Natalie's discussion Looking for peanut/nut free courverture
"Winnowing is not 100% effective.  In fact, in some cases, it's pretty darn ineffective.  You will always have some level of shell material in your nib.  And your prewinnowed stream always will have some nibs in it.  Meaning…"
Aug 24, 2011
Matthew W. replied to Natalie's discussion Looking for peanut/nut free courverture
"Alright, throw out the heat thing, I also realized nuts are often roasted, duh. "
Aug 23, 2011
Matthew W. replied to Natalie's discussion Looking for peanut/nut free courverture
"I won't challenge the possibility of contamination in a manner in which you describe but this is prior to roasting/cracking/winnowing and even pressing or further down the line to refining/conching, right? Sacks of cacao likely post…"
Aug 23, 2011
Sebastian replied to Natalie's discussion Looking for peanut/nut free courverture
"Ah, someone bites 8-)  Really the only thing they can guarantee is that they're not intentionally bringing peanuts into their facility (ie they're not mfg peanut fillings or coatings).  In many origins, it's quite common for…"
Aug 23, 2011
Matthew W. replied to Natalie's discussion Looking for peanut/nut free courverture
"Belcolade offers peanut/nut free chocolate and has a statement to that effect. I believe Guittard also offers peanut/nut free but that you would need to check.  If you are looking for smaller quantities, a company called Chocoley sells peanut/…"
Aug 23, 2011
Sebastian replied to Natalie's discussion Looking for peanut/nut free courverture
"I'd doubt very strongly that anyone will guarantee it.  I'd question them if they did."
Aug 21, 2011
Natalie posted a discussion

Looking for peanut/nut free courverture

Hi everyone,I'm looking to purchase peanut/nut-free courverture, and was wondering which brands guarantee this?See More
Aug 21, 2011

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