"Hi, I have taken small quantities in personal baggage (-5kg) of dried beans for our own use across from Central America (Honduras, Belize, Guatemala) to the USA, or through USA and to Europe, which involves exactly the same US Customs control in…"
Thank you for your points. I'll respond to them one by one below. If you have any other questions or suggestions please do not hesitate.
Since new chocolate will be coming out: the World Chocolate Awards book will be published on…"
"This sounds like it will be a very interesting read and informative. Since new chocolate will be coming out and more and more people out there are making chocolate, my suggestion would be to set parameters of what chocolate you will and will not…"
"Hi Lowe. My delay in replying is due to my workload but I will always reply as soon as possible. Again thank you for highlighting interesting and important points that we can discuss.
I have always been lucky enough to be travelling or…"
"[Quote]The award is for the best.
For an example if a chocolate is intended by to be a light milk chocolate with pieces of hazelnut in it, then the question has to be asked is it the best "light milk chocolate with pieces of hazelnut."
"Hi Clay, I don't see any complicated issues here:
World Chocolate Awards is exactly what is says on the tin: awards for chocolates from all over the world.
A person needs to criticise chocolate to be a chocolate critic; you need to…"
I agreee, particularly regarding dark chocolate. But it is an amazing time to have so many on offer to try and discover. It makes things a lot more exciting and fun than a stagnant marketplace.
As you say it is possible to find it…"
The issue of the makeup of the panel whose judgments are the basis of awarding the ... ahh ... awards is always of interest to people. If the judge is you, I think people will want to know your bona fides. Especially because these are being…"
Excuse the delay, I have been away.
This has got to be one of the most interesting points raised.
The award is for the best.
For an example if a chocolate is intended by to be a light milk chocolate with pieces of hazelnut in it, then…"
"I do like your view on this and I am on the other end of selling chocolate and have tasted many bars a long the way. For me it is either I like a bar or don't but also chocolate has gotten very complicated these days and I try to make…"
"Not sure exactly what qualifies these as "awards" then, based on your description. Sounds more like the guide to French chocolates produced by the Club des Croqueurs de Chocolats, but with only one taster, maybe? You are the sole taster…"
Am I correct that you're responding to Clay's question about the judges? Know who the judges are is definitely a key component to any award. Are you the sole "judge" who determines these awards? And for…"
"It is unwise for anyone to stand on a pedestal and assert that they have special tastebuds.
We all are most happy with our own perception of taste. It is a subjective thing as you know.
I am a human being who tastes…"