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What I Think Of Mast Brothers Chocolate

Posted On:  Saturday April 30 2016, 12:47 PM
Posted In: Opinion
Last Updated By: @antonella-tromba

I have just posted a new review on my blog talking about my recent tasting experience with Mast Chocolate. If you are a real chocolate aficionado, no need to…

How does additional fat/non fat...

Posted On:  Saturday April 30 2016, 2:12 AM
Posted In: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques
Last Updated By: @LLY

I want to ask a tricky question/issue: If you dig inside the "bean to bar" or artisan small scale business (or even some big manufacture chocolate producers)…
James Hull

Anyone used or using the Santha...

Posted On:  Friday April 29 2016, 8:18 PM
Posted In: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques
Last Updated By: @Sandy Phillips

Hi Everyone, I am now at the stage of looking to upgrade from my several tabletop premier grinders, to one machine that will handle much more chocolate, and…

Smallest chocolate wrapping machine

Posted On:  Thursday April 28 2016, 4:27 AM
Posted In: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques
Last Updated By: @Clay Gordon

Anyone have a clue which machine can wrap bars Like snickers,Mars? But smallest in size
Sandy Phillips

WTB - Tabletop Chocolate Disk or Coin...

Posted On:  Thursday April 28 2016, 12:13 AM
Posted In: Classifieds
Last Updated By: @Sandy Phillips

We are looking for a small machine which can wrap chocolate disks (coins) using 2 pieces of foil. Both sides would have to be completely flat for our client to…


@sebastian • 2 hours ago
Posted a new Comment on "Living La Vida Cocoa in Mexico":
"No worries - just some friendly suggestions from someone who's travelled that road quite extensively, with unreal resources, and knows how the movie ends 8-)..."
@antonella-tromba • 3 hours ago
Posted a response to "What I Think Of Mast Brothers Chocolate"
" birgitte: Just read your post Antonella—tx for posting it here.  I would like to know which brands you do consider top-of-the-line in terms of..."
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Academia de Cacao - May 2016

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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 : 5
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 : 1
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/…
USDA Cacao Germoplasm Collection in Puerto Rico

USDA Cacao Germoplasm Collection in...

Updated On:  Monday February 8 2016, 4:13 PM
Posted In: cacao travels
Posted By: @Eric G
Comments : 1
In April 2015, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit with Dr. Brian Irish, curator of the cacao collection for the USDA Tropical Agricultural Research Station…
Clay Gordon

Live Video Chats for Chocolate Life...

Updated On:  Friday November 6 2015, 1:16 PM
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Posted By: @Clay Gordon
Comments : 3
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…

Chocolate printer

Updated On:  Tuesday October 20 2015, 10:53 PM
Posted In: Classifieds
Posted By: @Matild
Comments : 1
Hello All. I am looking for 3D chocolate printers. What I found on the web have either no cooling system, so they can print only a few layers (not really 3D),…
Colin Green

Tempering, Chocovision, molds etc

Updated On:  Tuesday September 1 2015, 10:04 AM
Posted In: Tempering
Posted By: @Colin Green
Comments : 4
Hi all, I have been panning for a while but have opened a shop in Sydney (Australia - not BC) and would like to dabble in making other products including using…
Landen Zernickow

Chocolate-Making Classes

Updated On:  Sunday August 30 2015, 9:34 AM
Posted In: My/Our Story
Posted By: @Landen Zernickow
Comments : 1
A few weekends ago, we invited over a few friends for an evening for fun, for education, and for a delicious sensory experience. After months of requests to learn…
mike johnson

immersion blenders

Updated On:  Wednesday August 19 2015, 3:04 AM
Posted In: utensils
Posted By: @mike johnson
Comments : 2
Does anyone have any recommendations for a stick blender for small ganache batches? I was leaning toward the Kitchenaid commercial version.  
Clay Gordon

Rain Forest Musings

Updated On:  Wednesday July 22 2015, 9:53 AM
Posted In: Travelblogs
Posted By: @Clay Gordon
Comments : 3
Context: These are journal entries I made as a guest at the Kapawi eco-lodge in 2005. Kapawi is located on the Kapawari River which feeds into the Rio Pastaza…

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