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Clay Gordon's Blog – April 2008 Archive (3)

Decoding those pesky PLUs

From over at Serious Eats, an article on decoding PLU stickers.



It turns out that there is more there, there, then you might immediately infer. For example:



Conventional produce gets a four-digit number. Organic produce gets a five-digit number that starts with 9. Genetically modified items also get a five-digit code, but… Continue

Added by Clay Gordon on April 20, 2008 at 11:49am — No Comments

Sometimes It's *Not* About The Chocolate

Just when you think you've pretty much seen it all, something comes along to let you know that you just can't make these things up.



A Swiss company is selling a box of four chocolates for $620. That's not a typo - six hundred and twenty dollars. What makes these chocolates special is not the chocolate, that's plain old Felchlin Maracaibo Clasificado 65% or the Cru Sauvage 68%. No, what makes these chocolates special is that they are decorated with gold or silver leaf or "edible… Continue

Added by Clay Gordon on April 15, 2008 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Live Video Chats for Chocolate Life members

I have found a service that enables me to 'cast - in real-time over the web while simultaneously hosting a chat session. I am interested in knowing if holding regular, say every two weeks or so, video chats would be interesting to members. If a reasonable number are, I will set things up, get the equipment working, and schedule the first chat for sometime after Tax Day.



One thing that I thought might be cool to try is a sort of quasi-interactive chocolate tasting. We could agree on… Continue

Added by Clay Gordon on April 3, 2008 at 6:11pm — No Comments

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