Republica del Cacao

This new chocolate for chefs and confectioners has a great story! The cocoa beans and all the other ingredients are from Latin America and the manufacturing is done in Ecuador…one of the only chocolates which is made at the source! This company has received technical assistance from the Valrhona Chocolate … Read More

EUROPEAN DRINKING CHOCOLATE (aka HOT CHOCOLATE)

HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPE This simple but decadent recipe uses a combination of cocoa powder and dark chocolate to create a rich chocolate flavor. INGREDIENTS Serves 6 4 cups whole milk 1 cup GUANAJA 70% dark chocolate 1 TBSP VALRHONA COCOA POWDER INSTRUCTIONS Bring the milk to a boil. Pour the … Read More

Peter’s Broc Milk Chocolate 10 lb block

In 1875, after eight years of experimentation and refinement, Daniel Peter of Vevey, Switzerland gave the world its first taste of milk chocolate. The challenge – to create a chocolate of fine velvety smoothness that wouldn’t spoil – was overcome when Peter perfected the method for dehydrating milk and combining … Read More

Callebaut Chocolate

Callebaut Chocolate which is manufactured in Belgium, is one of the most popular chocolates for professional and home chefs all over the world. It has become the standard against which all other cooking chocolates are judged. Each recipe is unique and is the result of Callebaut’s exclusive guarantee of constant quality and taste. … Read More

What Physics Tells Us About Making the Perfect Chocolate

Like carbon, the treat can take on many crystalline forms, so a master chocolatier must know how to temper it in just the right way By Brian Handwerk smithsonian.com February 13, 2015 Working with chocolate is often called an art, and top chocolatiers can boast of many masterpieces. But the … Read More

Jack Fruit = Cocoa?

This Little-Known Waste Product could Provide a Chocolate Replacement By Dan Nosowitz March 2 2017 People’s love for chocolate remains strong—the global market has increased by 13 percent from 2010 to 2015—but supply fluctuates. Currently, with strong production in West Africa and Latin America, prices are at their lowest point … Read More

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