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Sera
  • 31, Female
  • Princeton,NJ
  • United States
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Sera's Discussions

Chocolate Slotting Mapping Idea

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sera Apr 22, 2008. 13 Replies

Chocolate Cafes in New York City

Started this discussion. Last reply by Seby Singh Apr 10, 2008. 8 Replies

Charlemagne's Plain, Green Tea and Cinnamon Bars

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chocoflyer Feb 7, 2008. 1 Reply

 

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Sera is now friends with zhemin Park and Ivica
Dec 5, 2009
Alan McClure and Sera are now friends
Jun 26, 2009
Sera is attending Clay Gordon's event

2009 Summer Fancy Food Show at Jacob K Javits Convention Center

June 28, 2009 at 10pm to June 30, 2009 at 5pm
I've heard from a number of ChocolateLifers that they will be in NYC for the Fancy Food Show this coming weekend.If you are exhibiting, RSVP YES and add a comment to let us know your booth number and what you'll be showing.If you're attending but not exhibiting, please also RSVP YES and don't forget to add a comment - if enough people are coming I'll try to arrange a meeting.OH! And don't forget, there is still room in the Sunday night tasting for Bethany Thouin/The Cocoa Tree at the Mast…See More
Jun 25, 2009
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Profile Information

Dark, Milk, White?
Dark, Milk, White
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Hard to say, but it was incredible when I "tasted" chocolate for the first time as opposted to "eating" it.
My favorite chocolate is:
Amedei's Porcelana, Amano's Cuyagua, Lake Champlain's Sao Tome, El Rey's ICOA

Sera

I've been a chocophile for years but haven't "blossomed" into the passion full force until a fews years ago. I'm owner/writer/photographer of TheCandyEnthusiast.com and I got my cany writing start as a writer/reviewer for CandyAddict.com where my appreciation and search for fine chocolate began. Right now my goal is to hone my tasting skills and try as many new chocolates as possible. :)

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Article on Ghana's Cocoa Hybrid's Nutritional Similarities

Posted on March 18, 2008 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

Interesting article on "Four hybrid cocoa species developed in Ghana to have improved resistance to pest damage during storage have similar nutritional properties to conventional cocoa, says a study that topples a barrier to commercial trade."

Ghanaian cocoa hybrids have no nutritional drawbacks

I can't help but wonder, in comparison, how do they taste? :P

Academy of Chocolate Announces 2008 Winners

Posted on February 26, 2008 at 12:06am 2 Comments

The Academy of Chocolates has announces the winners of the Chocolate Awards for 2008. I think many of you will be pleased with the results.

I, for one, feel tickled that I'm familiar with most of the names and bars, but also that I've been lucky enough to taste some of them too. If nothing else, this list will work as a good starting point for my next chocolate order. :)

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At 7:13pm on May 6, 2008, ChocoFiles said…
I thought you might appreciate part of my notes of the taste of Amedei Porcelana, "Elegant and sophisticated, yet delicate and gentle, like a Duchess of 1800s British royalty."

I also tasted the Domori Porcelana and while it was still first class I thought it was a notch below the Amedei.

(Right now I only have 1/2 of one square of the Amedei Porcelana that I'm hoarding for a special occasion.)
At 9:52am on May 6, 2008, ChocoFiles said…
Thanks for the recommendation of Amedei Porcelana. I did try it, and although it was fantastic, i thought it was a slight notch below Chuao. Still first class, though. Have you tried Amedei's 9 or any of their others? I'm tasting their I Cru 6 single origins Napolitans these days.
At 8:51pm on April 8, 2008, Chocoflyer said…
Great photos Sera- I noticed what looked like Patric choc- where did you find them? Did you like it?
Also how did you become a writer for Candy Addict? I love that site too- funny how we both found each other at both sites! The 2 sites are like mirror opposites- 2 sides of the same world- but very different sides- the gourmet high end and the nostalgic mass market favorites. I love it all......
At 8:21pm on February 1, 2008, Chocoflyer said…
Im going to move this discussion to the Forums page so we can get even more suggestions/input on Criollo !
At 10:36pm on January 31, 2008, Chocoflyer said…
I will definitley get the Porcelana then- did you know Bonnat (french) makes a PURE Criollo bar too? I would love to compare/contrast bars made with that same rare bean- depending on their fermenting/drying/ and processing teqniques they could taste totally different!
At 7:21pm on January 31, 2008, Chocoflyer said…
Love all the pics of bars and chocolates- are those from your own stash? I have tried most of them and cant wait to try the Porcelana bar- what did you think? Totally unique? Does Criollo really taste different/superior to other pure bean bars?
At 12:35pm on January 27, 2008, Clay Gordon said…
Hey Sera! Thanks for joining and posting all the photos. Your page is so dark it's hard to read (for me, anyway). You might consider choosing a different theme. I look forward to hearing more from you.
 
 
 

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