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Brad Churchill

Wrapping Chocolate Bars... We've been...

Posted On:  Monday March 30 2015, 3:05 AM
Posted In: Opinion
Last Updated By: @Brad Churchill

The other day, I was opening a peer's chocolate bar to sample it, and as I unwrapped the foil I found myself looking at the back of the bar (which was full of bubbles and swirls).  I had an "AH HA!"…
Ash Maki

Cacao beer or wine available in the us?

Posted On:  Sunday March 29 2015, 11:58 PM
Posted In: Tasting Notes
Last Updated By: @Ash Maki

Hi there, Anybody out there heard of, or know of, any wine or beer drinks that are made from or with cacao that are available in the US?
mariano garcia

Cocoa mill

Posted On:  Saturday March 28 2015, 10:23 PM
Posted In: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques
Last Updated By: @mariano garcia

Any recommendation of machines to grind cocoa, before placing it in the Melanger that is not too expensive?   thanksss
Matt4

Help with flavored oils

Posted On:  Saturday March 28 2015, 7:48 AM
Posted In: Chocolate Education
Last Updated By: @Sebastian

Hey Guys, I have a question regarding flavored oils in chocolate. Does anyone know the threshold of flavored oils in chocolate? Currently, I am using a vanilla extract in my chocolate but I'm not…
James Hull

cocoa bean cut test, advice and help...

Posted On:  Saturday March 28 2015, 7:44 AM
Posted In: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques
Last Updated By: @Sebastian

Hi everyone, read on here that it is a good idea to do a cut test of the fermented cocoa beans when they arrive. So i took a 100g sample of the cocoa bean and started chopping them up. I have a…

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Chia seeds have been taking off lately as the next big thing in health food trends, and just a few weeks ago a story about Taylor Swift hit the celebrity-news circuit, attributing a recent weight...

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Landen Zernickow

Visiting Manoa Chocolate Hawaii


One of our favorite moments on Oahu took place in a traditional Hawaiian establishment in Kailua called Hale Kealoha, with slack key players on stage, hula dancers called up from the crowd, many...

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Landen Zernickow

Cacao farming on Oahu


While on Oahu, Richard and I visited two and a half farms growing cacao. Why the half? Let me explain… The first farm we visited was Kahuku Farms, on the North Shore. Dr. Nat of Madre recommended...

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From weddings to baby showers and from corporate events to milestone anniversaries, party favors have become increasingly popular. They are used to express appreciation to the guests as well as...

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Learning from Dr. Nat


One of our most decadent evenings on Oahu was spent at Madre Chocolate in Kailua. We were the last ones to arrive for a whiskey & chocolate tasting, taking place in their tiny retail...

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Clay Gordon

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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 chocolate. Here is my list of...

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