Our visit to the Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory went a little like this... :)
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Thomas Keller thinks he perfected chocolate by adding this unusual ingredient Extra virgin olive oil would replace the traditional cocoa butter — the fat found in cocoa beans — in the finished chocolate. When they started the project, olive oil in “Our goal wasn't to build a chocolate factory,” Keller said. “But we [...]
Ghana seeks investment from China to improve cocoa production Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) has secured $35m from the China Eximbank to build a cocoa processing plant, and now is seeking an additional $1.5bn to [...]
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8 Stops for a Perfect Day of Dining in Raleigh Step inside the doors of the chocolate factory and breathe in the scent of cocoa beans and tempering bricks. The white and dark bars are crafted onsite with ingredients like organic cocoa beans, cocoa butter, and organic sugar. Curious spirits can take [...]
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Chocolate: Really a preference Unsweetened chocolate comes as billed. It has no sugar, so it's nothing but chocolate ground from nibs (the centers of cocoa beans) and some cocoa butter. This ground mixture, called chocolate liquor or sometimes cacao mass, also may be packaged as [...]
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...
We were honoured to host two cocoa farmers from our sustainable cocoa sourcing programme, Cocoa Life, as well as Ghana’s Cocoa Life Director, on a four day visit to the UK in November. They got to see how their cocoa harvest is transformed into Cadbury chocolate and we got an insight into how Cocoa Life is helping whole communities to thrive. Without cocoa there is no chocolate. Without cocoa-farmers, there is no cocoa. Cocoa Life is addressing this very real threat by becoming a partner...
Provides world-class chocolate gift boxes with California flair to travel industry pros, wedding and event plannersPress Release–updated: Dec 18, 2017 09:00 ESTSANTA BARBARA, Calif., December 18, 2017 – Chocolate Event Services & Gift Boxes chocolatiers at Santa Barbara Chocolate, the home of premium professional chocolate, are taking reservations for 2018 parties, weddings, travel events and large or small celebrations of all kinds.A trusted source for quality bulk chocolates for...
CARACAS — In a modest apartment near a Caracas slum, nutrition professor Nancy Silva and four aids spread rich, dark Venezuelan cocoa on a stone counter to make chocolate bars to be sold in local shops that cater to the crisis-hit country's dwindling elite.Like some 20 recently launched Venezuelan businesses, Silva uses the country's aromatic cocoa to make gourmet bars of the kind that can fetch more than $10 each in upscale shops in Paris or Tokyo.The oil-rich but recession-devastated...