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February 2014 Blog Posts (8)

John Kelly Chocolates in Hollywood, California

In Hollywood, the air is thick with Oscar prep so I got downtown earlier this week to scope out the chocolate situation.

JKC signature truffle fudge is basically fudge covered in Callebaut and topped with sea salt. Unique, decadent, and delicious! Take a look at the full post for pictures, tasting, and the full story:

John Kelly Chocolates in…


Added by The Chocolate Tourist on February 26, 2014 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Spraying Toxins on our food: Is your food being contaminated by a Paint Gun?

Plastics play a part in every phase of food production and preparation so they couldn’t possibly be harmful right?  You might be surprised. Recent health controversies have spawned new discussions about the safety of plastics in the food industry, especially linked to the potential health risks from Bisphenol A (BPA), a common chemical used in food packaging. Environmental scientists (Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health) warn that non-food grade plastics may be transmitting…


Added by Christian Berke on February 26, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Amsterdam Chocolatiers - part 2

In a previous post I wrote about the two most famous chocolatiers in Amsterdam. Yesterday I focused on a far less known chocoholic place in this city on my blog: Van Velze's. The chocolaterie and patisserie was founded by Robbert van Velze and Deborah Kilroy more than 5 years ago, but remains one of the less known chocolate place in Amsterdam. This might be due to its location in Amsterdam Oost, which…


Added by Sweet matter physicist on February 25, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Philippine Chocolate Festival 2014

Although devoid of those grand and fancy eye candy decors its sheer simplicity makes you more focused on the essence of what chocolate is.  A centerpiece of chocolate display but it was a cornucopia of  the festival's uniqueness with their…


Added by Pinoy Chocophile on February 21, 2014 at 11:56am — No Comments

I sell 1 Selmi Futura, 1 Selmi Plus, 1 Selmi coating machine

Like a new machine, new display, new engine, both machine have a vibrating table.…


Added by Fabrizio Galla on February 14, 2014 at 1:06pm — 2 Comments

Chocolate Energy Bar for Private Label Wanted

Searching for a Chocolate bar company to produce a 2.5-3.0 oz caffeine induced chocolate energy bar under our private label. Please contact John at or 616-430-2136

Added by John Hurst on February 8, 2014 at 6:11pm — 2 Comments

bean to bar line

Hello Friends, Happy new year. I have not contributed a post this year.
Am looking for a new or used bean to bar production line ( 100kg-200kg) please send me a quote and pictures to

Stephen Sembuya

Added by stephen sembuya on February 8, 2014 at 10:35am — 1 Comment

My first show

I am doing my first show on March 15. It is a St. Patrick's Day Street Festival. I have to start stirring and packaging immediately as they expect a turnout of 2,000-3,000. Getting help from my daughter and her husband. Will post the packaging the end of this week. PLEASE wish me luck.

Added by Margaret Carroll on February 1, 2014 at 7:52pm — 1 Comment

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