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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.

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

The Art of Chocolate. From the Finest Cocoa to Exquisite Chocolate (Published by: Max Felchlin AG, Schwyz, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary)

Chocolate is more than just chocolate - the consumer is often uncritical in its selection and simply eats it without giving it a second thought. This blog(book) communicates knowledge about chocolate in order to in crease the pleasure in its consumption. Chocolate, such as is enjoyed today, is the product of a variety of specialist processes tailored to achieve maximum pleasure. This blog(book) contains a wealth of interesting facts and, after reading it, you will no longer just consume…

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Added by Vercruysse Geert on October 6, 2011 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

A journey around the world with 7 chocolate stops





It was my first tasting "for official purposes".

To address the invited representatives of several European countries I've decided

to present 7 European chocolate manufacturers and, in order to reveal the

appeal, uniqueness and variety of chocolate, to choose 7 single origins from around

the world. The most difficult task was to mach them in an…

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Added by Kristina on March 21, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Biarritz chocolate train

How do I explain this one? A sixth sense for cacao? An exquisitely attuned nose that enables me to detect almond paste from over 400 miles away? Faith that any place in France is going to have to-die-for bonbons?



When I booked my trip to Biarritz, I knew rugby, pelote and thalassotherapy spa treatments were big. But I had no idea that the region had a storied chocolate history. I swear.



It was only on the TGV from Paris, furiously… Continue

Added by Sweet Freak on May 25, 2009 at 5:24pm — 2 Comments

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