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Here’s Why You Should Try Hawaiian Craft Chocolate

This story originally appeared on Chocolate Noise, where food writer and chocolate expert Megan Giller explores the world of American bean-to-bar chocolate. Subscribe to the series here, and preorder Megan’s book, Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America’s Craft Chocolate Revolution, coming out in September 2017.Madre co-founder Nat Bletter calls making chocolate “applied ethnobotany.” What the heck does the professor mean by that?“If you start talking to someone ‘in tongues’ in Latin, throwing the...

Tours for chocolate lovers not just about sampling sweets

NEW YORK (AP) — A tour for chocolate lovers in Brooklyn, New York, isn't just about tasting the final product. It also gives a peek at factories, neighborhoods and even business plans.The chocolate tour offered by A Slice of Brooklyn takes visitors to four chocolate-makers around Brooklyn. "I love chocolate," said Christine Dietz of San Diego, who was treated to the tour by friends throwing her a bachelorette party in New York. "But it's really cool that we also get a bit of a tour of the...

How to Make Chocolate

Making chocolate from cocoa beans to finished chocolate couverture is a lengthy process and requires several steps. The complexity in making chocolate from bean to bar may limit smaller chocolate factories opportunities in crafting unique chocolate varieties, a diverse range of chocolate types or in having the chocolate meet certain certifications due to equipment limitations (Pareve Chocolate versus Kosher chocolate). Most smaller chocolate factories opt to buy semi finished chocolate...

Fontenot turns chocolate-making hobby into full-fledged business with Roswell Chocolate Company

For scratch-made, no shortcuts, chocolate treats, look for new company Roswell Chocolate Company at one of three local farmer’s markets each week.Initially a hobby that she shared with friends and family has grown into a full-fledged business for Roswell Chocolate Company Founder and Chocolatier Danielle Fontenot.Fontenot began her venture into chocolate making approximately five years ago and when the opportunity came about to “scale up” to a full-fledged business, she took a chance.“We...