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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Zurich, Switzerland's chocolate capital | Travel | The Guardian On a cacao-driven crawl of the city's craft chocolate shops, our writer discovers they've got the sweet stuff down to a fine art. [...]
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Easter candy is hurting the planet, scientists say Making chocolate also uses a lot of water – more than 260 gallons per bar, the scientists wrote in the release. They found that processing raw materials like cocoa sugar, palm oil and milk powder was the largest “hotspot” in chocolate's impact on the [...]
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Shelf Life “From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate ” by Bridget Heos: Come on a journey as common household foods travel from farm to factory to table. With clear process explanations and charming illustrations, this series answers the questions of curious and hungry kids [...]
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Is your Easter egg bad for the environment? A recent study by researchers at The University of Manchester and published in the journal Food Research International has looked at the carbon footprint of chocolate and its other environmental impacts. It has done this by assessing the impacts of [...]
Rob Anderson is a geek. So he makes chocolate for other geeks, or, more accurately, "people who really like chocolate and geek out about it."What does he mean by that? If you change one step of the chocolate-making process, you change the taste of the resulting chocolate entirely. And Anderson wants to show you exactly what that means. Fresco Chocolate, his company, roasts beans four different ways and conches (aka aerates and stirs) chocolate four different ways to create totally unique bars...
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...
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...
What is Ruby chocolate?Bean-to-Bar (BTB) means that all the process of making the chocolate happens in-house. From sorting, to roasting, to cracking, all the way to moulding, the entire BTB process happens inside one facility with one person or a small group of people. The efficiency of the system even includes the farms where the BTB companies get their beans from. It can be assumed that such a tight system makes it easy to produce chocolate that is said to rival with any other chocolate on...