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Inspiring Journey to Italy from the North to Sicily, for old & new chocolates & wines

Thank you for being part of my chocolate world. It has been almost four years since Exotic Chocolate Tasting was launched. Many of you have been with me since the beginning appreciating chocolate in a whole new way. Just like you, I have evolved, too. With each experience I've been blessed with new insights that I can't wait to share with you.



This year has brought many changes to Exotic Chocolate Tasting. No longer focused on public events, most of my chocolate and wine pairings…

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Added by Roxanne Browning on October 28, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Une belle histoire chocolatée datant de 1906

Vous connaissez cette chocolaterie ? Oui ? Non ?

Créée en 1906, cette chocolaterie familiale, située sur la commune de Chimilin dans l'isère (39490) s'efforce à perpétuer la tradition familiale, entre saveur et innovation. Les chocolats De Marlieu (le fameux chocolatier d'exception) ont bercés toute mon enfance, et je pense bien que je ne suis pas la seule !…

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Added by Alexandra Mitoine on October 25, 2013 at 9:49am — No Comments

My Top 3 Chocolates at Le Salon Du Chocolat in London 2013

Definitely my favourites are the Original Beans Esmeraldas-Truffles of ‘Toot Sweets’! They are not covered with chocolate, it’s just ganache and cocoa powder. So you must pick them up carefully, because they are very soft. They melt lightly and creamy, like silk on your tongue. Incredibly delicious!!…

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Added by Vera Hofman on October 21, 2013 at 12:14pm — No Comments

CasaLuker, together with the French pastry chef, chocolatier and confectioner Emmanuel

CasaLuker, a Colombian family-owned enterprise founded 100 years ago, is currently promoting its

chocolate couvertures and

Cacao Fino de Aroma…

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Added by emmanuel hamon on October 17, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments

COCOA OFFER

we are marketers of cocoa beans looking for interested buyers. you can contact me for further details.

emile

skype -  emigye

email - emigye @ yah0o . com

Added by Emile Agyeman on October 17, 2013 at 8:10am — No Comments

Euro2013 Road Trip: London part 1

It's Thursday morning here on London, barely 48 hours after I arrived at Heathrow for the start of my Euro2013 Road Trip.

This year's trip will see me traveling to Amsterdam, Milan, and Paris after I leave London. It's chocolate festival season here in Europe. It is true, however, that I am missing some events in the US - the festivals in Chicago for example, as well as Dallas. While I would enjoy being able to attend either or both those events, the lure of being back here in Europe…

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Added by Clay Gordon on October 17, 2013 at 6:07am — No Comments

Win Handmade Chocolate

Hi Guys,

The Chocolate Tree in Edinburgh is a little chocolate cafe which sells its own beautiful handmade chocolate. Young Perspective is a newspaper entirely written for and run by young people.



The two organisations have come together to bring you the chance to win beautiful bars of chocolate tree chocolate here : …

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Added by Young Perspective on October 5, 2013 at 8:04am — No Comments

Dragee polish

I use Capol 254 W to seal my Chocolate covered dragees. Then I polish them with Capol 425M .  I have started production of Hard  Sugar panned Dragees.  I am not sure which Capol products will seal and polish my hard sugar coated  Dragees.  Any  suggestion?

Raji from India.

Added by Rajarajeshwari Kainthaje on September 29, 2013 at 9:14am — 1 Comment

Intro video

Before our Indiegogo launch, here is the introduction video:

http://youtu.be/Idh37AWqU_s

Added by Gabor Borjan on September 27, 2013 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Packaging Hot Chocolate Options

Hi!  Looking for options to package my gourmet hot chocolate mix.  I am  considering 1/2 lb coffee bags or a tin for something a little more elegant.  If I do go with the tin - do I also need it to be in a heat sealed bag within the tin?  Thanks!  

Kalibri

Added by Kalibri Anne on September 24, 2013 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Cacao Pod Purchase

Good morning All Chocolat Lovers. Can someone(s) assist me in sharing where I might find cacao pods to purchase. Im looking for 5 to use when I teach.

Thank you

Added by Journey Shannon on September 17, 2013 at 10:42am — 2 Comments

Minimally processed Mayan Crunch & Mayan Meringues

Check out www.kickstarter.com  =  Minimally processed cacao project -http://www.kickstarter.com   Lorie's start-up has kickstarter project that will introduce minimally processed cacao (nibs & whole-roasted) as well as Mayan Meringues and Mayan Crunch to retail stores in the upper midwest.  Lorie has been reasearching, tasting and testing cacao from throughout Latin America to find the…

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Added by Jeff Schneider on September 14, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Mokaya home chocolate maker - soon on Indiegogo

Mokaya - automatic home tempering machine for small amounts of chocolate

Soon on Indiegogo:

Mokaya home chocolate tempering machine:

- Affordable, household equipment

- Capable to process 100 gr -900 gr of chocolate

- Easy to use, fully automatic device

- Easy to clean, removable pan

- High-quality stainless steel body and pans

- Portable, low-voltage operation

- Long-life semiconductor heating element

Please…

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Added by Gabor Borjan on September 10, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

My fantastic business concept.

I have, what I think, is a fantastic idea for a chocolate to market to the poker playing world and am seeking help from members here. I want to form a team. Please email me if interested in learning more. Thanks, Bill

Added by Bill Verostek on September 7, 2013 at 11:17pm — 3 Comments

Kickstarter Project

We are in our last days of a Kickstarter Project in hopes of getting funded.  We have such a passion for what we are doing and a grand vision of education, fun and support of our local economy and creating amazing confections with honey as a sweetener.

For those of you who are not familiar with Kickstarter it is a crowd funding site...if you don't meet your goal you get nothing..all…

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Added by Linda Crawford on August 26, 2013 at 7:14am — No Comments

Tempering Method

Hello friends,

I am in search of  buying a continuous tempering machine. I short listed  Selmi & FBM machines. Both the machines uses a different technologies to temper the chocolate.  

What is the finest  method of  temper the chocolate

 1. Tempering the chocolate  with a gas system  

2. Tempering the chocolate with  water cooled jacketed system…

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Added by Boby John on August 6, 2013 at 11:57pm — 1 Comment

First Philippine Origin Chocolate

For pinoychocophiles the highlight of the WOFEX 2013 is the exhibit and booth of Malagos Chocolate! Philippines' first dark chocolate with an origin from Malagos, Davao City, Philippines. That's from tree-to-bar (grown and processed in the country),…

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Added by Pinoy Chocophile on August 3, 2013 at 3:38pm — 2 Comments

Why Personalised Chocolates are the Ideal Gift

[Moderator's Note: The poster of this article has an email address at the site the links in the post point to.]

The average chocolate consumption per person in the UK every year is 11 kilograms, which actually makes the country the joint highest chocolate lover with the Swiss. In fact, 90% of all adults in the UK admit to eating chocolate regularly, but why? Chocolate offers one of the most luxury indulgences for a price that everybody can afford. As this is the case, sales…

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Added by Peter Barker on August 1, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

color mist

Can Wilton Color Mist be used successfully on tempered chocolate confections?

Added by Esther L. Greenberger on July 30, 2013 at 9:58pm — 4 Comments

FBM Tempering Machine, Compatta In India

Hello,

I am looking for  FBM Compatta tempering machine   in India. Please anyone help me out to locate a distributor in India. 

thanks in advance 

John Boby

Added by Boby John on July 30, 2013 at 1:05am — 1 Comment

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