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Chocolate on the 101 Between Los Angeles & Oakland

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sunita de Tourreil Aug 9, 2011. 5 Replies

Online Chocolate Sources

Started this discussion. Last reply by cybele Apr 2, 2008. 2 Replies

 

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Bean to Bar 2 day course in Irvine Ca at Qzina Institute in Irvine, Ca.

March 5, 2012 to March 6, 2012
Program DetailsIn this exciting 2-day program, immerse yourself in the rich history of cacao and experience how chocolate is made from the bean to the bar. Using our farmer-known, direct source, fine flavor cacao beans, learn how to roast, winnow, grind, refine and conche your chocolate in our very own Bean-to-Bar Lab Factory.  We will then temper your chocolate to perfection before molding it into half pound blocks and 6 gram tasting pieces for you to take home.  You’ll leave with a…See More
Feb 22, 2012
Sunita de Tourreil replied to cybele's discussion Chocolate on the 101 Between Los Angeles & Oakland
"You can also call ahead to organise a personalised chocolate tasting to be done at The Chocolate Garage. :) We carry quite a diverse selection of chocolates and are open by appointment. We specialize in chocolate tastings and have a "try before…"
Aug 9, 2011
Danielle replied to cybele's discussion Chocolate on the 101 Between Los Angeles & Oakland
"Rebecca- You missed Calibressen in Carpinteria...he is a French chocolatier that moved out here...next time you drive up the coast you might want to try him. Also you can find another local chocolatier, Jessica Foster, at Lazy Acres in Santa…"
Apr 1, 2010
cybele commented on Susie Norris's blog post Chocolate Doesn't Go With Velveeta™
"Clay - I finally found a citation that shows that Cadbury makes the chocolate crumb for Hershey's-produced Dairy Milk: It's from the NYTimes: World's Best Candy Bars? English of Course"
Sep 21, 2009
cybele commented on Susie Norris's blog post Chocolate Doesn't Go With Velveeta™
"Clay - I was told in conversation by a Hershey person that they used Cadbury crumb, mostly because Cadbury did not wish to disclose their complete manufacturing recipe/technique. But that may not be true - I cannot find any independent corroboration…"
Sep 10, 2009
cybele commented on Susie Norris's blog post CHOCOLATE DOESN'T GO WITH VELVEETA
"Clay - maybe you have an answer for this regarding Cadbury's fair trade plans for the US. (Sorry to co-op the comment thread Susie.) If Hershey's makes their US Cadbury products with chocolate crumb from Cadbury UK, won't they…"
Sep 10, 2009
cybele commented on Susie Norris's blog post CHOCOLATE DOESN'T GO WITH VELVEETA
"I wouldn't call Kraft's chocolate experience that much at odds with Cadbury. The do own Toblerone, Terry's & Milka. It's not like Cadbury's chocolate is that far from "cocoa food" ... in the UK and most other…"
Sep 9, 2009

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Dark, Milk, White?
Dark
Most memorable chocolate experience:
I'll have to get back to you on that. I remember all my chocolate experiences.
My favorite chocolate is:
Right now I think it's Askinosie's San Jose del Tambo

Three Years of Candy

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And here are some of the chocolate bars I've tried. It's a complete mix of artisan single origin and mass-manufactured disappointments.

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At 9:59am on March 17, 2008, Sera said…
Welcome Cybele! It's so great to have you on board! :)
At 9:06am on February 15, 2008, Clay Gordon said…
Cybelle - Welcome to The Chocolate Life. I gre up in LA nad have visited there many times in the last couple of years but it has never struck me as a hot spot for chocolate. Where are the best places to go to buy chocolate in LA? There is a forum for that question, so if you want to let others know, that's the place to do it. -- Clay
 
 
 

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