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July 2010 Blog Posts (8)

Best cacao beans of Brazil

Cacao beans of our farm in Camamu/Bahia were chosen among the best of Brazil in Expo Brasil Chocolate from 22 to 25 of last July.
The matter is in the link below (unhappily, only in Portuguese). Brazil is investing a lot in quality of the cocoa, and among dozens of farmers, we rest among the three better beans of Brazil in aroma flavor and quality!

Added by Adeir Boida de Andrade on July 30, 2010 at 10:20am — 4 Comments

Hotel Chocolat – Not Your Average Chocolate Company

Hotel Chocolat.

The name conjures up romantic images of languorous days spent in tropical splendor. Which is precisely the point, according to Angus Thirlwell, co-founder of the UK-based company. “The company has been around for nearly twenty years, originally as a catalog retailer,” explains Thirwell, “but about seven years ago we realized that our brand really didn't reflect our aspirations for…

Added by Clay Gordon on July 15, 2010 at 11:03am — 1 Comment

Hello Chocolate Lovers! Vegan Organic Chocolate Truffles - Contest

If you register on before August 10, 2010, you can enter to win vegan organic chocolate truffles in a paper box infused with wildflower seeds (and some other nice eco-friendly gifts). After you finishing eating the chocolate, you can plant the box, and wildflowers will grow.

Added by Ken Spector on July 12, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

the chocolate song ...

my friend just posted this: funny song indeed!

Added by deedee devi on July 8, 2010 at 6:16am — No Comments

Bear attempts to steal chocolate factory

I arrived home from a road trip in the wee hours on the 4th of July and was too tired to unload the car. In addition to all the equipment for my new chocolate factory I'll be opening in the fall, I had 400 lbs of cocoa butter and over 150 lbs of beans in the back of the car. I was convinced that I had the best smelling car (especially at the end of a two week road trip).

The next morning I had confirmation of just how good it smelled. When going to open the back of the car, I noticed… Continue

Added by Erin on July 6, 2010 at 10:56am — 2 Comments

Dessert Professional Social Media Coverage of the World Pastry Forum This Week

Cross-posted from Chalkboarder News

We’ve got a veritable flurry of social media content messaging happening over the next seven days from our client Dessert Professional Magazine.

Dessert Professional Magazine

Rather than publish a hundred blogposts a…


Added by Jeffrey J Kingman on July 2, 2010 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Join the new blog on Cakes, Candies, Cookies and Chocolate!

Please join the new blog about cakes, cookies, candies and chocolate....Susie Norris Sweets. Bloggin' with recipes, travels, confectionary techniques, interviews, articles and all the sweet stuff.

Added by Susie Norris on July 1, 2010 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Potomac Chocolate Co. on Kickstarter

Hey everyone,

A friend and I are starting up a small chocolate-making company in the Washington DC area called Potomac Chocolate Co. We're hoping to be the DC area's first bean-to-bar chocolate makers. Currently, we're just starting out and learning the process.

We've set up a Kickstarter project to help us get up and running and on our way towards our first bar. If we hit our… Continue

Added by Ben Rasmussen on July 1, 2010 at 11:43am — 2 Comments

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