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OK, enough already with price gouging

I just received an offer, as I'm sure many others did, for "beta testing" of a new chocolate from a particular company.  Cool.  Get to sample 3 different types, provide feedback, yada, yada.  Then I saw the price.  For 3 "shipments", each containing two 25-gm samples (total of 150 gm, or about 5 oz.)  it was about $50.  That figures to be about $160 on a pound-for-pound basis.  To me, that's really pushing it, especially given that the stuff is totally untested.  For a "beta test" the price…

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Added by Keith Ayoob on February 14, 2012 at 3:14pm — 2 Comments

Top Websites On "How To Host A Chocolate Tasting Party"

Do you want to take part in a small experiment? Yes? Great! Try typing in the word chocolate in your web browser. This word will literally produce thousands of hits. You can view anything from Wikipedia's definition of chocolate to someone's Twitter name! Now, narrow your search to chocolate tasting. This will generate fewer chocolate sites but still too many to view. Lastly, narrow your search even further to chocolate tasting party. What you end up with is, in my opinion, just a handful of… Continue

Added by Bernt on January 11, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

The Five Most Important Steps To Throwing The "Perfect" Chocolate Tasting Party

Fundamental to my personal "quest for the world's best chocolate bar" are the chocolate tasting parties! Up to this point I have hosted nine such parties. Each one has been incredibly fun! However, as with most things in life, there has been a learning curve with much trial and error. Are the chocolate tasting parties now perfect? Almost! If you are considering hosting a party of your own, let me share with you my five essential aspects to throwing the "perfect" chocolate tasting…

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Added by Bernt on December 14, 2010 at 10:51am — No Comments

The Chocolate Quest Idea

Is there a chocolate bar that is better than all the others? That is the question I intend to answer, as I embark on my personal discovery of the world's best chocolate bar! I realize that this journey literally may take years to conclude. But oh, what a fun trip it will be! I have come to realize that the world of chocolates is wonderful and incredibly fascinating. It truly is a science. Some…
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Added by Bernt on November 11, 2010 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Ten Best Reasons For Hosting A Chocolate Tasting Party!

As the world is becoming increasingly aware of the phenomenon of chocolate tasting, I thought I would share my personal "justifications" for hosting chocolate tasting parties. Check it out on http://thequestfortheworldsbestchocolatebar.blogspot.com.

Added by Bernt on November 5, 2010 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Bean to Bar event in NYC's Soho

My first chocolate meet up was met with many chocolate enthusiasts in a Soho art gallery, a fitting place for the fine variety of chocolates and large photo’s that covered the walls. After testing many of the samples, we gathered for a presentation by Dr. Kristy Leissie, whose book Chocolate Planet is a memoir of traveling around the world studying the history and present of the cocoa trade routes. Enjoyed meeting fellow chocolate lovers… The pictures tell the story.… Continue

Added by Roxanne Browning on August 5, 2009 at 4:59pm — 5 Comments

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