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Matt Caputo left a comment for chocoasis
"Wondering why no Amedei in your incredibly cool pictures?"
May 1, 2010
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Jan 26, 2010
Dee left a comment for chocoasis
"Thank you for the warm welcome!"
Jan 24, 2010
Annick Vliegen commented on chocoasis's video

The Great Wall of Chocolate

"amazing, the work it must have taken to build it. Great congratz!!"
Jan 23, 2010
chocoasis and Sarah Hart are now friends
Jan 22, 2010
chocoasis posted a video

The Great Wall of Chocolate

Chocolatiers have built a scaled down version of the Great Wall of China entirely out of the sweet stuff. . Follow us on twitter at
Jan 22, 2010
chocoasis replied to April Susan's discussion Where can I find for purchase a wide selection of chocolate from a variety of different fine chocolatiers?
"Hi April, Wonderful to have you here at thechocolatelife! Pls see for a curated collection of fine chocolates from France, US, Italy, South America & Africa. You can choose by brand or by cacao bean origin. Because…"
Jan 19, 2010
chocoasis commented on chocoasis's video

Rogue Chocolate

"Hi Xinhong, two of his bars are available on his site: I am awaiting his Rio Caribe!"
Jan 11, 2010
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Jan 11, 2010
xinhong liu commented on chocoasis's video

Rogue Chocolate

"I wish I had tried any of his products! I have many respects to this young man. I think I understand the word 'raw' now after reading about stuff on this site. Wish him the best! Xinhong"
Jan 11, 2010
chocoasis commented on chocoasis's video

Rogue Chocolate

"Hi Xinhong, I've tried his Sambirano bar and it's a burst of flavor. He roasts the cacao beans using a (small!!) commercial conduction oven with a rotisserie function (he has a customized drum for the beans)."
Jan 11, 2010
chocoasis replied to Richard Spangenberg's discussion Best Female Chocolatier?
"Vanessa Barg of Gnosis chocolates makes really good raw chocolates."
Jan 11, 2010
chocoasis replied to Richard Spangenberg's discussion Best Chocolate Book | Best Chocolate Authors
"Chocolates and Confections is also one of my go-to reference books. Wonderful guide and easy to follow. Another one is Pierre Herme's Chocolate Desserts."
Jan 11, 2010
chocoasis joined Clay Gordon's group

Tastings, Travel, & Adventure

This group is for people interested in organizing tasting events and travel programs and adventures. Group members can cross-post events in the Events calendar and manage RSVP lists.
Jan 11, 2010
chocoasis and Kristina are now friends
Jan 7, 2010

About Me

I'm a fashion stylist turned official chocoholic. For me, there is a craving for authenticity and appreciation for innovation that exists in both worlds. I think I received my chocolate 'calling' when I came back from Paris and Italy last summer. More than half of my luggage was filled with chocolates! Chocolates for family, for friends, for friends of friends... I mean, who doesn't love chocolate? It was then that the idea of was born. I wanted to share all my chocolate discoveries and discuss every detail of each bar. I started the company to celebrate. To celebrate the cultural significance of chocolate and the creative spirit of the chocolate makers that pour so much passion into creating one really good bar. It's great to be a part of this community and I'm looking forward to connecting, learning and sharing with you all!

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Dark, Milk, White?
Most memorable chocolate experience:
Growing up in the Philippines, my first introduction to chocolate was hot chocolate made of 'tablea' (PURE chocolate tablets made from cacao beans with very little sugar added). I'm very fortunate to have friends that own cacao farms. On one farm/friend visit, I was invited to make tableas and chocolate bars from scratch! It was an amazing experience to see and be part of the process from start to finish.
My favorite chocolate is:
Tough question - it changes every year. The bars i can never say no to are Bonnat, Askinosie, Valrhona, Pralus, Original Beans. the list continues to grow...

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At 11:59pm on May 1, 2010, Matt Caputo said…
Wondering why no Amedei in your incredibly cool pictures?
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Thank you for the warm welcome!

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