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ConfectioneryNews.com [08/03/18, via ConfectioneryNews.com]
Small chocolate companies can 'move the needle' in cocoa sustainability, says Seattle Chocolate CEO Seattle Chocolate's bean-to-bar line currently comes in two varieties: 72% and 80% dark chocolate made from a blend of different Nicaraguan cocoa varietals. They are available in high-end grocery, drug, boutique and specialty stores, including Whole [...]

The Citizen [08/06/18, via The Citizen]
From cocoa bean to chocolate: How Africa can own the game What we often forget is what chocolate really is. The key ingredient is the cocoa bean, which is not grown in Europe. It requires The Europeans turned cocoa into marketable, branded chocolate, and they pumped up their own middle-class markets using [...]

FDF World - Food, Drink and Franchise News, Magazine and Website [08/08/18, via FDF World - Food, Drink and Franchise News, Magazine and Website]
How Poland's LOTTE Wedel has perfected the art of chocolate making Only chocolate made with both innovation and passion can compete in today's competitive industry, and perhaps this is how chocolate giant Wedel has emerged as one of the strongest brands in the Polish market today. By tapping into the nostalgia [...]

Engadget [07/27/18, via Engadget]
Chocolate, bioterrorism and the birth of Brazilian funk Amid the tropical trees, plants and brightly colored textiles, about half those companies were sampling chocolate made with beans from their own farms (known as tree-to-bar in the industry), the other half showcasing chocolate they'd made with cocoa [...]

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Your Raw Cacao Isn't As Healthy As You Think: Debunking The Myths Of The Chocolate Industry

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...

Cacao beans from Davao cited as among world's best in Paris

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...

That Ethical, Sustainable Chocolate You Love? It May Be a Fraud

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...

Climate Change Might Make Chocolate Taste Better, Which Gives Us Mixed Feelings

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...