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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

Winnowing Woes

Hi chocolate-making community,

A new post is up on the blog about winnowing. Help me figure out a smart solution for winnowing at home that doesn't break the bank or require expert engineering skills!

http://rootchocolate.com/2014/08/23/winnowing-woes/

Looking forward to your advice!

Landen

Added by Landen Zernickow on August 24, 2014 at 1:31am — No Comments

Health Benefits of Dark Chocolates

Dark chocolate is probably one food that is not only sinfully delicious but nutritious at the same time. Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants and contains a good amount of soluble fiber and essential minerals. A 100 gram bar of dark chocolate contains 70-85% of cocoa extract. If you further breakdown the contents, you get fiber, iron, magnesium, copper and manganese, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium. Of course, we can’t afford to forget that it also contains a considerable…

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Added by Freddy Falck on August 19, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Illustrating the chocolate making process.

When I recently wanted to blog about a Amsterdam-based bean-to-bar chocolate maker I realized that I never properly introduced 'bean-to-bar' on my own blog.

Now I finally made a brief drawing to roughly illustrate the process from tree to chocolate with a focus on the flavor developing steps (which is: fermentation, roasting, conching). Hard to hide my science background I guess... ;)

On my …

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Added by Sweet matter physicist on July 24, 2014 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Amsterdam's chocolate places

Amsterdam is not only an extremely pretty city. It also offers some great options for chocolate lovers and its chocolate scene was growing fast during the last few years, so I now list the best Amsterdam chocolate locations on my blog. There are many very decent chocolatiers and some really excellent ones. There is a fantastic chocolate bar shop specialized in high quality single origin chocolates.…

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Added by Sweet matter physicist on June 11, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

How we make Mámor's Koko Samoa Chocolate Tea

mamor-koko-samoa-tea Mámor own Koko Samoa Tea One of the most popular hot drinks at the High Tea Szalón is “Mámor Koko Samoa Chocolate Tea”. We have been serving this innovative new "tea" to Australians for three years now and finally we’d like to reveal…

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Added by Howard & Hanna Frederick on March 30, 2014 at 9:16pm — No Comments

Personalized Chocolate Messages and Chocolate Posts

Chocolate messages and Chocolate posts

Increasing trend of Chocolate Greetings and Personalized Chocolate Gifts

 

Chocolate presented as gifts develops an emotional connection between people. One can find chocolates in various forms,…

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Added by Pooja Seth on March 26, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Monday Mug: Bailey's Irish Chocolate

Get your fresh hot chocolate recipe on Mondays! Courtesy of The Chocolate Tourist.

I may not be Irish, but I can still appreciate a country that brings us Guinness, sheep farmers and Chris O’Dowd. And Saint Patrick’s Day is for everyone, right? Today we raise a glass to himself, full of chocolate and touched with Irish cream.

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Added by The Chocolate Tourist on March 17, 2014 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Experiencing Kollar Chocolates in the Napa Valley

Wine and chocolate, anyone? In today's tour, The Chocolate Tourist producer Leanne Westphal invites you to brave the rain and taste Kollar's red wine truffles, milk chocolate ganache, and dark chocolate with Grand Marnier.

It doesn't hurt that Chef Kollar himself came out to offer a sample! What service.

Read more onThe Chocolate Tourist…

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Added by The Chocolate Tourist on March 12, 2014 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Cocanu Chocolate Review

Cocanu Chocolate Review

Sebastian Cisneros, the founder of…
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Added by Ggirl Bldr on January 31, 2014 at 2:21pm — No 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

Homemade Chocolate from Bean-to-Bar

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Added by Pinoy Chocophile on November 24, 2013 at 3:57am — 1 Comment

Chocolate molds and how to make custom chocolate molds

I have a website, blog, and Facebook page that is primarily about chocolate molds and making custom chocolate molds - The Chocolate Mold Factory.  I started this in 2007 and have been researching chocolate molds since.  I have taken CAD/CAM/CNC courses and have seen the use of 3d printers.  I have also taken some professional chocolatier courses.  

I am looking to connect with people who are interested in chocolatiering and using/making professional molds.  I am also looking…

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Added by Christina Durta on October 30, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

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

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

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

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

Decorating White Chocolate Cakes

Having fun in the kitchen. Getting cakes decorated to meet the courier deadline just before Christmas- not stressful at all!

Chocolate…

Added by Sharon Grimshaw on February 25, 2013 at 3:19am — No Comments

My New Chocolate Blog

I recently revamped my website. I turned it into a chocolate blog where I share information about chocolate recipes, reviews, and pretty much anything about chocolate. It is going to be exciting because it gives me an excuse to eat more chocolate and expand my palette as I sample chocolate from all around the world. As of this post, there is not much there because I just started, but there will be more to come.…

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Added by Maria on January 22, 2013 at 11:19pm — No Comments

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