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TheChocolateLife celebrated its 9th anniversary in January. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary, I will be leading a tour to Bolivia to visit Hacienda Tranquilidad and the Alto Beni to learn more about the cacaos silvestre - the wild cacaos - of the Beniano. Please contact me via Private Note if you want to receive more information as trip planning unfolds.

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Joshua Neubauer

White Cocoa Butter Color - Better...

Posted On:  Thursday May 25 2017, 6:00 PM
Posted In: Tasting Notes
Last Updated By: @Jim Dutton

Howdy, I am looking for a white cocoa butter color without that Titanium Dioxide kick to the palate. I currently use the Chef Rubber Alabaster. It seems we've…
ChristysConfections

Cooling Case Purchase

Posted On:  Thursday May 25 2017, 12:40 PM
Posted In: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques
Last Updated By: @ChristysConfections

Hi All, I am looking for a climate controlled cooling case for chocolates and I am wondering if people have suggestions that have really worked well for them? Do…
Vanessa Chang

Hello (again)

Posted On:  Thursday May 25 2017, 1:01 AM
Posted In: Allow Me to Introduce Myself
Last Updated By: @maudlofq

Getting back into the forums after a long time lurking. Been a member for a couple of years but am compelled to be more active. Recently relocated to the Bay Area…
Chad Martinell

Hello World!

Posted On:  Thursday May 25 2017, 12:59 AM
Posted In: Allow Me to Introduce Myself
Last Updated By: @maudlofq

Hello all! I've been a member for a while, and maybe even posted a few times back a few years ago when I first started. My focus waned a bit, but it was…
holguinbock

Chocolate newby from Colombia

Posted On:  Thursday May 25 2017, 12:58 AM
Posted In: Allow Me to Introduce Myself
Last Updated By: @maudlofq

Hi- just wanted to introduce myself. I'm part of a natural products company in Colombia and chocolate is one of our main products. We're currently looking into…

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WillieCacao
 
@williecacao • an hour ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on @lisa-morley:
"Hello, I would like to but the 100g mould.  Please email me when time permits at wjcanty@chokolatebox.com Thanks, James Canty"
Jim Dutton
 
@jim-dutton • an hour ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "White Cocoa Butter Color - Better Tasting Alternatives"
"I went ahead and contacted Glarus Gourmet (as mentioned above) and had a reply from Kurt. He says that if I am tasting titanium dioxide in white..."
ChristysConfections
 
@christysconfections • 7 hours ago • comments: 0
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Cooling Case Purchase
maudlofq
 
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maudlofq
 
@maudlofq • 18 hours ago • comments: 0
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"Welcome .. Looking forward to your contributions "
maudlofq
 
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maudlofq
 
@maudlofq • 18 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Chocolate newby from Colombia"
"Hi an welcome to the forum. Good to hear you here"

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Is Vietnam the new 'cool' origin chocolate?

Is Vietnam the new 'cool' origin...

Updated On:  Tuesday January 31 2017, 3:34 AM
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Posted By: @Lisabeth Flanagan
Comments : 1
Since Marou started making waves among chocolate lovers worldwide, there are telltale signs that Vietnamese cacao is becoming the trendy thing to do in bean-to-bar…
Our First Batch!!!!

Our First Batch!!!!

Updated On:  Wednesday January 18 2017, 12:49 PM
Posted In: First Coco Batch
Posted By: @Coco Queens
Comments : 3
We are a group of high school girls from Aurora Colorado. We are making our first batch of chocolate. 1.What do you guys do to make the batch what you would…
Project Grijalva - 2016 Report

Project Grijalva - 2016 Report

Updated On:  Sunday December 11 2016, 11:52 AM
Posted In: CacaoMEX
Posted By: @Clay Gordon
Comments : 2
Back in April, I wrote a blog post about a project in Mexico I started working on: Cacao Grijalva. I won't go into much background here - that's covered in…
Why is chocolate box said to be the perfect gift for any occasion

Why is chocolate box said to be the...

Updated On:  Friday September 30 2016, 5:40 PM
Posted In: Chocolatier
Posted By: @ChocolakWorld
Comments : 1
Chocolate is something which is loved by one and all across the globe, regardless of any national or international boundaries and it is difficult to resist…
The University of British Columbia needs 50 cacao beans!

The University of British Columbia...

Updated On:  Monday September 19 2016, 5:44 PM
Posted In: research on Cacao
Posted By: @Pierre Gruget
Comments : 9
The University of British Columbia needs 50 beans from as many origins as possible. Please send some.   Dr Lu, from the University of British Columbia,…
Our class process

Our class process

Updated On:  Friday September 16 2016, 10:25 AM
Posted In: chocolate making
Posted By: @Psydynasty
Comments : 3
A few days ago we roasted our cacao beans at about 270 degrees and let them sit out we weighed and measured all the beans. We have gotten to the stage of cracking…
Frontiers of Science in Cacao Symposium

Frontiers of Science in Cacao Symposium

Updated On:  Sunday June 5 2016, 5:44 PM
Posted In: My Chocolate Life
Posted By: @Clay Gordon
Comments : 1
The 30th anniversary of the cacao lab at Penn State’s College of Agriculture was honored during last week’s Frontiers in Science and Technology for Cacao Quality,…
Living La Vida Cocoa in Mexico

Living La Vida Cocoa in Mexico

Updated On:  Friday April 22 2016, 4:57 PM
Posted In: My Chocolate Life
Posted By: @Clay Gordon
Comments : 6
Mexico occupies a special place in both the genetic and socio–cultural histories of chocolate . Despite that importance, very little is known about Mexican…
Paul Johnson

Cacao Restoration in Puert Viejo, Limon...

Updated On:  Wednesday March 9 2016, 3:42 PM
Posted In: 
Posted By: @Paul Johnson
Comments : 2
The cacao forest that surrounds our chocolate factory is much like many other forests around here. It was planted about 120 years ago as part of a big push to…
Landen Zernickow

Premier Wonder Grinder

Updated On:  Thursday February 11 2016, 3:36 PM
Posted In: 
Posted By: @Landen Zernickow
Comments : 2
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/…

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