i made bean to bar kit!;) it was so hard(it takes 7-8 hours!!),but taste was amazingly good! but now,i have sore muscles!xD contents of this kit 100g roasted cacao ...
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Chocolate start-up For me, it is all about indulging taste buds. They told me in culinary school in America that nobody, apart from the huge producers, actually makes chocolate from the cocoa bean to a finished product. Bakers and confectioners buy it in. And even most [...]
Echoing The Past, Heralding The Future: Mirzam Chocolate Makers There's no question that there's a lot of work happening in the background for Mirzam to produce these exquisite chocolate bars, whose remarkable cocoa percentages need to be tasted to be believed. “What we specialize in is making chocolate from bean [...]
Made-in-Malaysia Nama-style chocolates in the pipeline some day). According to Lee, they are looking at sourcing more local chocolate from around the country as well as chocolate from the region. In time, they even hope to make their own bean-to-bar chocolate! “It's about perception, a [...]
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Bridging the gap in the world of cocoa . On the shelves of a quaint, little bakery in the town of Orford in Suffolk, England, bars of single-origin chocolate dressed in neat brown packages are lined up in rows. This is the home of Pump Street Bakery [...]
RT @fineandraw: "Celebrate" this springtime snowstorm with a hot chocolate at our factory-café - and check out our bean-to-bar chocolate-ma…
For years, connoisseurs dismissed white chocolate - a confection made with cocoa butter, milk solids and sugar, but with none of the cocoa solids that give darker chocolate its recognizable flavor and color. "White chocolate or white lie?" one online video asks. The host opens with: "If you love white chocolate, I hate to break it to you. You're not eating chocolate."Besides the absence of cocoa solids, the reputation stems from the fact that white chocolate products often contain such...
Rob Anderson is a geek. So he makes chocolate for other geeks, or, more accurately, "people who really like chocolate and geek out about it."What does he mean by that? If you change one step of the chocolate-making process, you change the taste of the resulting chocolate entirely. And Anderson wants to show you exactly what that means. Fresco Chocolate, his company, roasts beans four different ways and conches (aka aerates and stirs) chocolate four different ways to create totally unique bars...
Catherine Liu spills the beans about cacao at the TCHO Chocolate factory tour. Photo: Sarah HanBefore you even arrive at the TCHO Chocolate factory in southwest Berkeley, you should know there is a somewhat long list of rules and requirements to be able to attend. First, guests must be at least eight years old, and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. Fine and good. There will be no Augustus Gloops getting sucked into tubes here. But the rules go on. There’s a checklist of things you...
Jake Adelstein "THE Chocolate" has been a major hit for Meiji. The packaging helped in selling over 30 million barsJapanese manufacturer of sweets and snacks, Meiji, had an unexpected hit last year in convenience stores and supermarkets with a new line of high-end chocolate bars. The chocolate bars, with their attractive yet minimalist design and highly crafted contents were dubbed simply, meiji・THE Chocolate (明治・ザ・チョコレート). Many people in the sweets industry were...