How to make chocolate from Cocoa beans shows the Oaxacan tradition of turning cocoa beans and sugar into chocolate. Some believe southern Mexico to be ...
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Meet the Couple Behind Tiny House Chocolate Together the couple roasts and grinds multi-origin cacao beans to make about 225 bars each week—an intentionally very small amount, they say, compared to other companies. There are a lot of people who don't know the process. Some think that [...]
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Cocoa partnerships: How collaboration helps the Arhuacos of Colombia conserve the forest and improve economic ... The story behind Dutch chocolate company Original Beans' Arhuaco Businchari chocolate bar begins in the tropical forest covered Sierra Nevada region of Colombia, on the Caribbean coast in the northern reaches of South America. That is where the [...]
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Gone Green Superfoods in Sedona celebrates 10 years of organic chocolate bars The process looks like this: cacao farmers are paid “more than adequately – double the market price,” according to Hamburg, Gone Green imports and manufactures organic craft artesian chocolate products at an “affordable” price, leaving retailers with [...]
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Could a $15 Chocolate Bar Possibly Be Worth Its Exorbitant Price? Chef Thomas Keller, famed owner of The French Laundry restaurant, has taken on a new passion project: developing gourmet, bean-to-bar chocolate that are ultra-high in antioxidants… and yes, it's backed by science. Keller revolutionized American fine [...]
Deb Lindsey For The Washington Post <caption> A block of Callebaut white chocolate. </caption>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...
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...
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 that unfolds in the back of the Taylor Made Chocolate store begins with cocoa beans that are imported from Haiti. Taylor and his employees sort through the beans, taking out the ones that will take away from the flavor of the chocolate, and then...