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Cupuaçu: Brazil’s new alternative to chocolate | Life and style | The Guardian

Cupuaçu: Brazil’s new alternative to chocolate | Life and style | The Guardian.

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“Originaliteit in smaak” pastry made with polpa de cupuacu, cranberries and cacaosponge.

 

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Le Train du Chocolat is in Paris

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You are fond of chocolate? If you are in Paris this week I suggest you to visit the ‘Train du Chocolat’. It is a real train made of four carriages which goes from station to station in Paris and offers a free exhibition to learn more about the history, the production and the tasting of cocoa and chocolate.

Who were the first eaters of cocoa before men? What is the xocoatl? Who brought cocoa and chocolate from Central America to Spain in 1528? When was built the first chocolate factory in Spain? How did chocolate arrive to France? Who are the top five producers of cocoa? Who are the top five consumers of chocolate? etc

You will get the answers to all those questions in the very interesting exhibition offered by Yves Thuriès in the ‘Train du Chocolat’. The train will stop at the Gare du Nord on Thursday 19 March, at the Gare de l’Est on Saturday 21, and at the Gare Saint Lazare on Sunday 22. And if you miss it, you can either wait until next year… or visit Chocostory, the Parisian Museum of Chocolate, open all year.

 
 

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“Il y aura une pénurie de chocolat en 2020″

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Op 06/04/2015 toonde Terzake duidingsprogramma een docu over het wel of niet te kort van CHOCOLADE

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Jade Chocolates’ Shop Grand Opening!

Originally posted on Chocolates, Tea & Me.:

Jade Chocolates has officially opened the doors of our new tea and chocolate shop! Come see us at 4207 Geary Boulevard, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. (except Sundays, when we’re at the farmer’s market on 3rd and Clement). We’d love to personalize your chocolate experience. Ask us anything—what flavors of tea and hot chocolate to try, or what truffle to get for the chocolate lover in your life. We’re here to help.

If tea is what you’re looking for, we offer a variety of flavors from The Aroma Tea Shop, and The Tea Smiths of San Francisco. All flavors are available hot, or over ice. And if one cup of tea isn’t enough, we offer it in bulk as well. Blue People Oolong has been our most popular flavor. White Peach Momo, however, is still the staff pick. No matter how much tea you need…

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Waarom betalen ze ons geen eerlijke prijs? – Chocoweb

Waarom betalen ze ons geen eerlijke prijs? – Chocoweb.

Sinds kort te koop in Kortrijk, enkel alle (h)eerlijke chocolade.

 

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Why gender matters in the cocoa value chain

Why gender matters in the cocoa value chain

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When world leaders meet at the United Nations in New York next September for a Special Summit on Sustainable Development, their minds won’t necessarily be on chocolate. Their task will be to agree on new Sustainable Development Goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) whose deadline expires this year.

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But if the world wants to ensure a sustainable supply of quality chocolate bars, it needs to do more to support cocoa farmers in developing countries, and particularly women cocoa farmers. No. 3 of the MDGs is to “Promote gender equality and empower women”. That is just as urgent in cocoa farming as it is in other agricultural sectors.

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On average, women make up 43% of the agricultural labour force in developing countries and in sub-Saharan Africa 54% of women and 60% of men are employed in agriculture. In cocoa, women often play a key role in managing the planting and nurturing of seedlings…

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Posted by on 17 February 2015 in Learning about chocolate

 

Are we really running out of chocolate?

Are we really running out of chocolate?

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Amid the media hype over fears of a worldwide shortage of cocoa caused by surging chocolate consumption in emerging markets like India, China and Brazil, how are chocolate industry leaders addressing sustainability issues in the global supply chain? Certified cocoa

In their commercial arrangements, manufacturing companies are increasingly pressuring farmers to deliver cocoa beans produced in accordance with specified social and environmental standards set by certification schemes such as Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ Certified.

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In public, chocolate manufacturers talk of “100% sustainable cocoa” and of “empowering smallholder farmers” to build “thriving cocoa communities”.

In practice, however, they give few indications of how this is to be achieved. Rarely do we hear what is actually happening in the countries where cocoa is grown and how the people who rely on cocoa as their source of livelihood actually live.

It was to find out more about how the industry is addressing sustainability issues and…

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