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Its all about chocolate and cocoa with a conscience.

 Specialty vs. Bulk…

Pictured here is a generic visual comparing the amounts within a two-ingredient craft chocolate vs. a possible composition you would find in generic “premium” chocolate.

Bron: Foodensity op Instagram:

 

“Be a Farmer for a Day”

Falling deep in love with the cocoa at yesterday’s “Be a Farmer for a Day” at Crayfish Bay.

Bron: Grenada Chocolate Fest op Instagram: “@islepreneur falling deep in love with the cocoa at yesterday’s “Be a Farmer for a Day” at Crayfish Bay #cacaolove #puregrenada…”

 

We often wonder, what makes a great cacao bean?

We often wonder, what makes a great cacao bean? Could it be the mix of the compost, the amount of rain, the hours of sunlight transforming into sugars, the days and nights spent in the fermentation box? We research for answers and fall into a labyrinth of agronomical studies and its complex theories. Now we have many answers, but in essence we have none. So, we go to the cacao field and suddenly it strikes us. We knew it all along: It’s LOVE that makes a great cacao bean; deep caring and good intentions in every step of the process. LOVE: It’s the answer we were looking for.”

Bron: The Slow Melt op Instagram: “Another #takeover post from @selvadentro: “Love is the Answer: We often wonder, what makes a great cacao bean? Could it be the mix of the…”

 

Chocolamentary – YouTube

Chocolamentary is our documentary about the incredibly rare, highly sought after, Marañon Cacao beans.

 

The Great War Bar.

Amazing packaging!! This chocolate bar from New Zealand www. wcf.co.nz

At Wellington Chocolate Factory they make organic, ethically traded, bean to bar chocolate of the highest quality.

A creation of remembrance of WW1 in collaboration with the Great War Exhibition. Coconut milk chocolate topped with Anzac crunch.

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WCF blend 52%
Criollo/Trinitario beans | cocoa butter | coconut sugar | raw sugar | golden syrup | rolled oats | coconut chips | coconut flour | baking soda | sea salt.

 

 

 

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What separates ‘craft’ from industrial chocolate? 

There’s no standard for terms, but small producers try to distinguish themselves by valuing differences, not sameness.

Bron: What separates ‘craft’ from industrial chocolate? It’s about diversity. – The Washington Post

 

Sharing a brilliant documentary…

Sharing a brilliant documentary short made by a couple of young, creative British chocolate makers and multimedia artists.

Filmed on site in the Marañon Canyon in 2016, they did some of the most innovative drone recording you will ever see. Enjoy!

 
 
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