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Its all about chocolate and cocoa with a conscience.

Crafty chocolatiers

Craft chocolate makers tend to develop strong relationships and direct trade arrangements with growers or co-operatives, paying higher prices for higher quality, organically grown cacao beans.


via Your guide to New Zealand’s craft chocolate movement | Nadia Lim


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Hawaii chocolate is the rarest in the world


via Hawaii chocolate is the rarest in the world | Hawaii Magazine


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American Craft Chocolate


Even though Hershey absorbed Scharffen Berger in 2005, the seed of a new movement had been planted.
Among the very first US craft chocolate makers we could find companies like @patricchocolate@amanochocolate and @askinosie. Capturing the potential of the cacao bean became a fascinating journey for many, and by 2016 there were at least 150 craft chocolate makers in the US…

via Sharon Terenzi op Instagram: “Reading about the history of American Craft Chocolate in @dandelionchocolate’s book “Making Chocolate” 🍫🤓📘 Summarizing from the book: It…”


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Slimmers usually cut it from their diets…


Substances called flavanols in cocoa work like blood pressure-lowering drugs called ACE inhibitors. Flavanols stimulate the body to produce nitrous oxide in the blood, which helps open up blood vessels.

Researchers found regularly eating cocoa lowered blood pressure. But 1 per cent of people had stomach aches from over-indulging.

A study in the Journal Of Psychopharmacology found people who had a 42g dark chocolate drink a day felt more content than people who did not.

Dietitian Junee Sangani explains: “The improvement in mood that people can get from eating chocolate comes from the release of serotonin and endorphins – the feel-good chemicals – in the brain.”


more on: Why you should eat more chocolate – NZ Herald


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“People buy with their eyes, not with their mouths,” she says.


via How to tell the difference between fine and bulk chocolate | Eat Sip Trip


Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: What Does This Label Really Mean?


Countless artisanal chocolate bars bear the label “bean to bar”. Chocolatiers will proudly point to it as a sign of quality. But what does it actually mean? Does it represent quality? And how does it relate to specialty, fine, and craft chocolate?

Read on to discover the answers to all these questions, as we take a tour of the cacao supply chain from farm to consumer.



via Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: What Does This Label Really Mean? – Perfect Daily Grind


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Meet the Ocelot Chocolate Bar Family — Design Caledonia | Design Scottish

After much consumption of Ocelot Chocolate post Christmas period we thought it was time to get our hands on some of Scotland’s tastiest chocolate for you, our fab customers. Ocelot chocolate is based in Leith and run by the lovely couple pairing Ish and Matt. These guys produce craft chocolate

Bron: Products: Meet the Ocelot Chocolate Bar Family — Design Caledonia | Design Scottish

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