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I've created a Google custom search engine for chocolate blogs, with a few other sites included that also have writer opinion/discussion. Of course TCL is included, along with 70%, plus a couple of review database sites which are not strictly blogs. The idea is to compile review/opinion sites, and general chocolate blogs.

 

We used to have a list of chocolate blogs here on TCL, don't know what became of that project, but this is a way to search all blogs at once, in case you…

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Added by Casey on January 2, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Black Mountain Chocolate

Cross posted from The Chocolate Note



In the small mountain town of Swannanoa, just outside of Asheville, North Carolina, we meet up with David Mason, 36 year-old founder and chocolate maker of Black Mountain Chocolate – the newest American micro batch producer.



David and his wife Sarah, both native Floridians, were attracted to the Asheville area by its reputation as an… Continue

Added by Casey on January 22, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Rogue Chocolatier

Colin Gasko has released his next three origin chocolates — Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Trinidad. Like his first two releases, these chocolates are all 70%.



My earlier post about Rogue Chocolatier has all the background info and includes reviews of the first two bars, Ocumare and Sambirano. Trinidad and Hispaniola chocolates were purchased at Kitchen Window, and the Jamaica was purchased at… Continue

Added by Casey on March 12, 2008 at 4:56pm — No Comments

How many Hershey bars does it take to screw chocolate?

Last November Canadian Competition Bureau began investigating Canadian divisions of Hershey, Cadbury, Nestle, and Mars on suspicion of price fixing. Last week, the German Federal Cartel office raided the offices and seized documents from the German headquarters of Nestle, Kraft, and Mars, for the same reason.



Read more on BBC and ABC… Continue

Added by Casey on February 13, 2008 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Colin Gasko — Rogue new kid on the block

Rogue Chocolatier is the newest American “bean to bar” chocolate maker. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, this efficiency apartment sized chocolate factory was started just a few months…
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Added by Casey on February 2, 2008 at 9:03pm — 7 Comments

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