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Its all about chocolate and cocoa with a conscience.

Cocoa Challenging Violence

Feeling inspired and empowered by this documentary. It’s a brave and honest piece that gives a voice to all Colombians that keep working the Land, despite all the horrors that, for generations, the war has carved in their memory. Recommended to all of you that keep doing what you love, because you haven’t stopped believing in a better tomorrow.

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El Cacao: una producto de una lucha.

via Chocolate of Peace – English — Chocolate de Paz

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Pruning…cacao4hawaii

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Properly shaped seedling trees. Almost all the fruit is off the trees. Soon it’s the season for pruning. Some people no doubt see this as mundane, but there can be gratification in pruning. Especially after riding too much desk or swearing at chocolate machinery. Quietly shaping trees all day in a shady orchard. Bringing order to disorder. Stand back at the end of the day and appreciate the aesthetic.

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via Daniel O’Doherty op Instagram: “Properly shaped seedling trees. Almost all the fruit is off the trees. Soon it’s the season for pruning. Some people no doubt see this as…”

 

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70% chocolate

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Both tubes are 70% chocolate. 50 nibs plus 20 butter is the same total as 70 nibs plus no butter. Adding butter speeds up the melt, reveals flavours faster, changes flavour profile of some beans -even if just a few %

Might be same total but different butter content. Nibs have about 50% butter plus or minus a few points depending on variety. So the 70% all nibs has 35% butter and the 50% nibs with additional 20% butter has a total of 45% butter. Nice imagery and visual

Yup plus or minus a few %. All these numbers and %s… we really needed a visual! People at festivals used to stare blankly now they get it instantly. Thanks to Adil @chocolatlnl for the inspiration!

via Iris and Bob Solkiki op Instagram: “Both tubes are 70% chocolate. 50 nibs plus 20 butter is the same total as 70 nibs plus no butter. Adding butter speeds up the melt…”

 

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There was never gluten in chocolate!

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…These indications don’t need to be written in capital letters at the front of the packaging, but at least be found somewhere on the back so that consumers don’t have to take guesses 🍫❓

via Sharon Terenzi op Instagram: “I have once heard an experienced fine chocolate retailer say: “If your chocolate is anything FREE-from or VEGAN, write it on the…”

 

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Our chocolate grows on trees.

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picture: Daintree Estates

Good chocolate: this distinction may not be pertinent to anyone with serious cocoa cravings on their way to the supermarket for a quick fix, albeit of the mass-produced kind. For the casual consumer, chocolate is chocolate.

via The life and times of chocolate-making | SBS Food

 

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Industrial chocolate bars, busted!

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via Forbrugerrådet Tænk tests dark chocolate for cadmium, lead and mineral oils

 

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Non-Dairy Coconut Milk Chocolate Bar

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via Askinosie Chocolate Releases Non-Dairy Coconut Milk Chocolate Bar | Springfield | Feast Magazine

 

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