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December 2013 Blog Posts (5)

White,what!

White Chocolat, what is it really? Well I don't define it as chocolat but I did successfully make my first batch of bean to bar white chocolat with caramelized cacao nibs. I'm joyfully pleased.

Added by Journey Shannon on December 30, 2013 at 6:01pm — 4 Comments

Truffle shells (pre-made)

Hey everyone!

I plan on buying pre-made truffle shells for my truffles. I'm not sure which ones to get since everyone I talk to has different brands. 

What do you guys think about Chocoduc truffle shells?

Also, I seen Keller, Callebaut, and Pastry 1 (Paris Gourment brand) ----> any thoughts on these as well?

Is there really a difference and does it matter which one to get? Do people typically focus just on…

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Added by John E on December 19, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Mokaya - on Indiegogo

Our Mokaya Chocolate Tempering Machine campaign just started on Indiegogo:

http://igg.me/at/mokaya/x/2086442

Added by Gabor Borjan on December 17, 2013 at 11:53am — No Comments

My favourite dark catches in 2013.

I tasted a lot of excellent dark bars this year!

So I'm happy!

Here’s a list of my favourites.

Depending on my mood, the order can change.

 

  1. Szántó Tibor: San Cristobal Crudo (and more bars of his collection)
  2. Dandelion: Maya Mountain Belize
  3. Soma: Old School, Bachelor’s Hall and El Vigia
  4. Felchlin’s new couverture Costa Rica
  5. Bar Au Chocolat: Sambirano, Chiapas and Duarte Province
  6. Wilkies: Tumbes and…
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Added by Vera Hofman on December 16, 2013 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Amsterdam Chocolatiers - part 1

Amsterdam is a beauty, no doubt about that. But it is clearly no chocolate celebrity like Paris or Brussels. In a way that's a shame (after all it got the biggest cocoa harbor in the world). However, as already mentioned on this site quite some time ago, things are getting better and better. Selflessly, I hence decided to give Amsterdam candy makers and chocolatiers a try and blog about…

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Added by Sweet matter physicist on December 10, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

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