This series follows the technology used to make products we regularly come in contact with. In this episode we introduce chocolate. Chocolate is made from the ...
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Former Hopewell mayor opens chocolate manufacturing facility CHESTERFIELD, Va. — The former mayor of Hopewell, Steve Taylor, and his wife Kim recently opened a chocolate wholesale manufacturing and retail facility, Taylor Made Chocolate, in Chesterfield County. The bean-to-bar artisan chocolate making process [...]
Gourmet chocolate becomes economic lifeline in Venezuela crisis Bars made in Venezuela, in contrast, are made with 100 percent local cocoa. This gives the new Venezuelan chocolatiers a leg up as they tap into the global 'bean-to-bar' movement, in which chocolate makers oversee the entire process of turning cocoa [...]
Geeks are using science to make the best chocolate ever 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 [...]
Magnifique! A 10-foot tall chocolate Eiffel Tower For Goldee and Nico's wedding, chef Chris used 20 kilos of Felchlin chocolate and worked on the structure for 3 days (in between his other duties at the Marriott) or give or take 30 hours. His process is remarkable. He starts with a photo of the piece [...]
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A team of researchers has found that dark chocolates can reverse ageing. In the study, researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine show that the epicatechin, a flavanol found in foods such as dark chocolate, reduced damaging oxidative stress and neuroinflammation in a mouse model of aging. Just two weeks of treatment with epicatechin not only suppressed levels of oxidative stress and neuroinflammation that would normally be increased in this mouse model, but also improved memory and anxiety levels in the mice. The researchers say their results may help explain the beneficial effects on memory seen in people who consume dark chocolate.
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Artist KJ Kahnle sprinkles gunpowder over bits of nature and scraps of heavy water color paper torn into the shapes of mountains. She then places paper on top, weights the layers and ignites the trail of gunpowder to create pleasing artistic designs. See her demonstrate the process and creativity at the Soroptimist’s An Evening Wrapped in Chocolate, May 20. Artist KJ Kahnle sprinkles gunpowder over bits of nature and scraps of heavy water color paper torn into the shapes of mountains. She then places paper on top, weights the layers and ignites the trail of gunpowder to create pleasing artistic designs. See her demonstrate the process and creativity at the Soroptimist’s An Evening Wrapped in Chocolate, May 20. “The whole membership has stepped up to help and do their part,” Martin said.
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...
Lauren Blanco's plans for a chocolate shop began a few years ago when her company first opened operations in an old restaurant building.There was plenty the first-time business owner needed to do to simply get Hello Cocoa, a bean-to-bar chocolate-maker, up and running at its Fayetteville location. But Blanco was busy imagining the future in a new place at the same time."I was researching floor tile because I couldn't wait to design a space where we could create this cool, chocolate...
We’re filled to brimming with articles about the ways in which 3D printing has impacted medical, automotive, and military sectors, and there have been a number of discussions around the impact that the technology will have in fashion, foods, and furnishings. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find an area in which 3D printing hasn’t made some impact. One of my favorite applications is 3D printed chocolate. Not so much the product as the idea, so far, but I have high hopes, as I always do...
What is Ruby chocolate? There is a type of chocolate out there called Bean-to-Bar (BTB) chocolate which is named after the process of making it. This new version of the well-known snack could constitute a threat to the existing chocolate-making companies. ( Wilkies Chocolate | Wilkies Chocolate ) Bean-to-Bar (BTB) means that all the process of making the chocolate happens in-house. From sorting, to roasting, to cracking, all the way to moulding, the entire BTB process happens...