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Cacao Sampaka

Cacao Sampaka

I've become a chocolate snob. Actually, I knew that, but I didn't realize how much of one I have become. Maybe I have always been one; I'm not sure. I was born into a family of chocolate aficionados after all, and my…
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Added by Ggirl Bldr on August 30, 2014 at 11:13am — No Comments

Premier Wonder Grinder

A new post is up about our new melanger and our biggest batch yet! Check it out at the address below:

http://rootchocolate.com/2014/08/25/premier_wonder_grinder/

Added by Landen Zernickow on August 25, 2014 at 9:57pm — No Comments

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…

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

The Good & Evil Bar Review

The Good Evil Bar Review

It arrived! The Good Evil bar landed on my doorstep early in the week, and the true chocoholic in me emerged. Like any typical junkie, I had to make excuses and skirt the issue when the Man confronted me after he discovered that there were only two squares of chocolate left for the review. Someone had to sample it beforehand, no? Hey, he's lucky he…
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Added by Ggirl Bldr on January 4, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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

3D Chocolate Easter Egg Art

As a new member and in the spirit of the Easter Bunny, since I cant share real chocolate with you, I did the next best thing, and created a series of 3D Model Eggs and applied real chocolate textures to them . I also created 3D individual gold egg holders to place them in and then created a realistic rendering of the models into this picture…

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Added by redman on March 28, 2013 at 10:41am — No Comments

Last call for entries for Americas Semi-final of the International Chocolate Awards

Entries must arrive in New York by Friday 7 September

Enter online and send your entries as soon as possible, all details are online here.

We've had a great response so far to our call for entries for the Americas Semi-final of the…

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Added by Martin Christy on September 3, 2012 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Pinoy Chocophile

I definitely like and love chocolates.

And I find this quote chocolicious:

There are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles.

 

and more here -…

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Added by Pinoy Chocophile on August 8, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Philadelphia Chocolate?

Hello,

It's been a while since I've visited The Chocolate Life.  When I was here last, my favorite place to eat chocolate was a small place in Philly called Naked Chocolate Cafe.  From what I have heard, they aren't there anymore.  Their website was never much help (and still isn't).

So, my question is, is there a cafe type of place where I can get some really nice chocolate in or around Philly?

Thanks for your suggestions!

Added by Dee on May 28, 2012 at 12:35am — 4 Comments

The Art of Chocolate. From the Finest Cocoa to Exquisite Chocolate. part 8

Published by Max Felchlin AG, Schwyz, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary. (2008)

The Composition

Every Detail Counts

The couverture is now ready. The confectioner uses it as raw material for individual chocolates, for solid chocolate and for other in-house specialities. The couverture contains more cocoa butter than chocolate and this enhances its flow flow properties to…

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Added by Vercruysse Geert on March 2, 2012 at 11:20am — 1 Comment

The Art of Chocolate. From the Finest Cocoa to Exquisite Chocolate. part 7

Published by Max Felchlin AG, Schwyz, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary. (2008)

The Transformation   From Bean to Chocolate

The fermented and dried cocoa beans are packed in sacks made of coarse jute and shipped across the ocean. They are then transported along the Rhine and unloaded at the port in Basel and put into storage. The chocolate…

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Added by Vercruysse Geert on January 25, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments

The Art of Chocolate. From the Finest Cocoa to Exquisite Chocolate. part 5

Published by Max Felchlin AG, Schwyz, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary. (2008)

Since visiting Felchlin 2010 and 2011, I must admit I’m addicted to there chocolate and there philosophy.      This book is to interesting not to blog, so I must share this on my blog.

The Bean   From Harvesting to Shipping

The picked, ripe an healthy cocoa fruits are cut open. The beans…

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Added by Vercruysse Geert on December 19, 2011 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Hot Chocolate News at the Times and BMJ

Dear La Vida Coca fans;

As I sip my cafe moca (more Moca than Coffee) I was regailed in the local

New York Times (Helo Red Hook) with two health pieces on my favorite bean.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/30/health/30prevention.html?_r=1

 

Prevention: Evidence of Heart Benefits From…

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Added by Dr D B on November 12, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Hawaii Chocolate Meeting

The Hawaii Chocolate Meeting

Aloha! Thanks to the replies. We conducted a survey to assess the status of Hawaii cacao/chocolate industry and thanks to those who fed us the necessary information. The results were presented during the Hawaii Chocolate meeting last September 28, 2011 at the Hawaii State Capitol. Thanks to Skip Bittenbender and Amy Hammond who made this meeting possible. The participants agreed to organize Hawaii Chocolate Association, which willprovide central…

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Added by Ma. Delpha Estrada on October 20, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

First postings from our chocolate trip around the world.

Our family has begun a trip around the world in search of cacao and chocolate. We will be travelling with our kids to France, Germany, Italy, Madagascar, Vietnam, Mexico, Ecuador, and many others. We have started blogging about it on a new site called The Chocolate Chronicles (founded by The Chocolate Life's Clay Gordon).

 To find out more about us, try our Backgrounder.

To read the first few…

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Added by Cyrus Shaoul on October 18, 2011 at 8:31am — 2 Comments

Life Between Cacao Harvests

In Ecuador, cocoa harvesting takes place two times per year. Harvests runs between February and April, and then again begin again between August and October. This dual harvest system means that cocoa plantations are often busy, as are chocolate makers. However, there are still seasons of the year when the cacao farms are between harvests and things are a bit slower. This naturally begs the question of what to do in the off season for chocolate?

One of the things we always recommend to…

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Added by Jeff Stern on August 1, 2011 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Chocolate Attacks Woman and Daughter, Neighbors Fear They Are Next

I’d never entered a contest before, unless you count the lottery where all I’m judged on is my ability to select random numbers (a skill, by the way, I appear to be miserable at), but when I heard that my favorite chocolate boutique,…

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Added by Janice Harper on May 20, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Spreading the word like a smooth ganache...

It takes time, it's an art, it's strategy. The business of Chocolate.

Whether it's about calling people to encourage them to enter the 'Cool Chocolate' contest or reaching people with postcards, attending Fundraisers and supporting Community efforts, 'Bringing The World of Chocolate to You' with the 4th annual Bucks County Chocolate Show is happening on April 30th in New Hope, PA. The latest news went out connecting…

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Added by Gretchen Tartakoff on April 7, 2011 at 6:27am — No Comments

ChocoMuseo is finally opened!

ChocoMuseo

is the interactive Cacao and Chocolate Museum in Cusco, Peru.

In ChocoMuseo, you will be able to learn the secrets of chocolate, its production process, and the history of cacao since the Maya, 1000 years ago.

We'll also organize workshops for…

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Added by ChocoMuseo on March 1, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Professor Chocolate's Guide to New York City... A Kickstarter Project!

Hi all,

This is Rob Monahan from ProfessorChocolate.com  

We are trying to raise funds through Kickstarter to complete the next two books in our NYC Chocolate Walking Tour series... The Uptown Guide and The Hot Chocolate Guide.  These books are meant to bring the 'consumers' to the chocolate!  100% of the money raised will be used for production and marketing of the books.  

 

Thanks!

http://kck.st/fXw7Ie

 

Added by Rob Monahan on February 26, 2011 at 3:36pm — No Comments

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