The Chocolate Life

Discover Chocolate and Live La Vida Cocoa!

Sonia
  • Female
  • Adelaide, South Australia
  • Australia
Share on Facebook
Share Twitter
  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions
  • Events
  • Groups (1)
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums
  • Videos!
 

Sonia's Page

Latest Activity

Tupaemanaia Steve Brown left a comment for Sonia
"Sonia, for all those that like chocolate but can't take dairy...me included, www.genefitnutrition.com has been excellent...eat raw, exclude all dairy, and drink only water and coconut juice...sounds boring but better than being…"
Jul 15, 2012
Sonia updated their profile
Jan 28, 2012
Sonia posted a status
"I like the sound of my melanger working on a new batch of dairy free chocolate :)"
Jan 27, 2012
Tom left a comment for Sonia
"Hi Sonia, That is great that you have a melanger on the way, did you get it from Chocolate Alchemy? Pretty good exchange rate at the moment if you did. Are you getting beans in as well? You won't have to taste bad chocolate just roast on 150…"
Mar 7, 2011
Sonia left a comment for Tom
"Hi Tom, Sorry it has taken me so long to reply to you. Any tips you have for me would be excellent. I have never made chocolate before. My daughter has a rare condition and can't have dairy so i am on a mission to make dairy-free chocolate.…"
Mar 5, 2011
Tom left a comment for Sonia
"Hi Sonia, Good to see someone else from Adelaide on here, I think that makes three of us now. If you want to know where to get good chocolate, choc making equipment etc just ask I have been doing it for a while now. You probably know of places to…"
Nov 24, 2010
Sonia replied to Clay Gordon's discussion Sourcing Equipment in the group Chocolate Down Under
"Hi there, i am a new member looking for advice on how to start making chocolate at home. Can someone point me in the right direction of where to purchase the equipment required. Thanks, Sonia"
Nov 9, 2010
Sonia joined Clay Gordon's group
Thumbnail

Chocolate Down Under

This group is for ChocolateLife members living and working in Australasia (Australia, NZ, PNG, Vanuatu, Samoa, Fiji, etc).See More
Nov 9, 2010
Sonia is now a member of The Chocolate Life
Nov 9, 2010

Profile Information

Dark, Milk, White?
Milk
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Eating all types of chocolate while traveling in Europe.
My favorite chocolate is:
Any

Comment Wall (3 comments)

You need to be a member of The Chocolate Life to add comments!

Join The Chocolate Life

At 3:05pm on July 15, 2012, Tupaemanaia Steve Brown said…

Sonia, for all those that like chocolate but can't take dairy...me included, www.genefitnutrition.com has been excellent...eat raw, exclude all dairy, and drink only water and coconut juice...sounds boring but better than being sick...authors stayed with me here in Samoa, Roman and Antje, and it is amazing...we are what we eat! What has fascinated me lately are the medicinal properties of cocoa and coconut... google wart removal cocoa butter coconut oil...and they drop off on the 7-8th week.. google autism coconut oil and I forgot the other...yeahhh, Altzeimers disease and coconut oil...so let's all eat more dark chocolate raw as possible...adding a little coconut may not be too bad either...as a child I loved Coconut Rough Chocolate bars with dessicated coconut sprinkled thruout. Our latest Kokokava Chocolate bar has 250mg of Ni-Vanuatu Kava in it for all those that like medi-chocs...howard was telling me about the "Tom-Cat-Alley" aphrodisiacal chocolate...his favourite!! Cheers  Steve (PS processed foods are heated and denatured by definition and NOT what our genes were expecting, with these denatured building blocks 'tricking' our immune system!

At 10:34pm on March 7, 2011, Tom said…

Hi Sonia, That is great that you have a melanger on the way, did you get it from Chocolate Alchemy? Pretty good exchange rate at the moment if you did. Are you getting beans in as well? You won't have to taste bad chocolate just roast on 150 celcius for between 30 and 50 minutes (~800g-1kg at a time in a backing tray) tasting the beans every 5 mins after about 20 mins to see how they track. To taste I take a bean or two out, shell them and taste them with about 1/4 of a teaspoon of sugar, and chew it around for a while and you get a good indication of flavour and astringency from that. As for winnowing and grinding, that part is simple and Chocolate Alchemy has some good formulations on the website for making the chocolate. The only way you would have bad tasting chocolate is if the beans are crap.

 

I once made choc with soya milk powder for the kid next door, he liked it but it wasn't my cup of tea. It was simply substituted for milk powder in my formulation.

 

For other info on suppliers I use etc I have quite a few posts in the Chocolate Down Under group on here.

At 10:30pm on November 24, 2010, Tom said…
Hi Sonia, Good to see someone else from Adelaide on here, I think that makes three of us now. If you want to know where to get good chocolate, choc making equipment etc just ask I have been doing it for a while now. You probably know of places to get stuff that I haven't found yet too. Just this week I found a place that stocks Chocovic on Port Rd. (El Choto - a Spanish deli), the Xoconusco is excellent! Just went back a few minutes ago to restock.
 
 
 

Member Marketplace

Promote TheChocolateLife

Bookmark and Share

Follow Clay on:
Twitter :: @DiscoverChoc
F'Book :: TheChocolateLife
F'Book Group :: LaVidaCocoa
Paper.li :: @DiscoverChoc

Badge

Loading…

© 2014   Created by Clay Gordon.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service