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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Is it possible to die from eating too much chocolate? Asking for a friend. Why are we having this conversation at all? Is there something that makes chocolate toxic? The cocoa bean, from which chocolate is made, contains a substance called theobromine, which is a plant alkaloid with a slightly bitter taste (other plant [...]
Labor of love: How a local couple turns cocoa beans into chocolate bars Walking inside the factory is somewhat reminiscent of the Brazilian oasis the couple seeks to restore through their chocolate production. And back behind the retail front lies the key to each artfully designed chocolate bar: the machines and hands that [...]
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Chocolate Facts, Effects & History Chocolate, the most popular sweet treat in the world, makes you feel good and it may be good for you, too. [...]
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Binge on chocolate, cure Valentine's blues Owner Pam Dabolt said the chocolate she sells is made from a better part of the cocoa bean. It is mixed for longer, which gives it a creamier taste, and she said the higher cocoa content also makes it taste richer. Sadly, Keller didn't recommend binge [...]
Chocolate is the most coveted and vilified ingredient around: It’s our best friend after a rough day, but it also gets the blame for our detox diet. Then there are the hundreds of articles published about chocolate’s health benefits every year. But many of them are based on short studies of small groups of people, which aren’t exactly reliable. So which version of chocolate should we believe? Is it friend or foe? First, let’s get a couple of definitions and misconceptions out of the way. I...
Puentespina Farms' cacao beans make it to the top 50 entries at the 2017 International Cocoa Awards Published 4:12 PM, November 02, 2017 Updated 5:50 PM, November 02, 2017 MADE IN DAVAO. Malagos Chocolate made from cacao beans cultivated in Puentespina Farms in Davao City. All photos from the Malagos Chocolate Facebook Page DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Cacao beans produced by a...
Ten percent of products in the food and drink category are "adulterated or mislabeled," according to a new study by Ecovia Intelligence, an ethical product research firm. Seafood, parmesan cheese, kobe beef, herbal tea—all of these products are investigated and (spoiler alert) outed as oft-disguised and mis-marketed, in Larry Olmstead’s 2016 food fraud expose, "Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It."But what about labeled grocery...
Good news, chocolate-lovers: climate change may have a silver lining. In fact, it could make the delicious, sweet treat even tastier. According to a recent study, the type of weather that a cocoa tree is raised in can impact how the fermented seeds—the main ingredient in chocolate—taste.The research, which is published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, examined how various agricultural methods and weather conditions can change the chemical makeup and flavor of cocoa beans. In...