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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Bellingham company wants to empower others, one chocolate bite at a time Paul Newman and Ari Lee-Newman made a commitment to create a business that helps people. It will soon be getting national attention. Newman and Lee-Newman operate Bija, which makes organic direct trade chocolate bars, but with a business model that [...]
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Bühler invests in Jakarta cocoa lab The Bühler group has invested in its new its cocoa application lab in Jakarta, Indonesia, to offer customers process trials from cocoa bean to chocolate bar. As the company explained, after its opening in March, customers are preparing to run the first [...]
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Big Island Chocolate Festival Announces Activities | Big Island Now The Big Island Chocolate Festival is set for April 27 and 28 at the Hapuna Beach Resort. [...]
Echoing The Past, Heralding The Future: Mirzam Chocolate Makers For a business that only opened in September 2016, Mirzam Chocolate Makers has scored quite a few wins in a rather short period of time. For one, the homegrown Dubai-based brand has managed to garner a sizeable offering for its artisanal chocolate [...]
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...