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Its all about chocolate and cocoa with a conscience.

“We are proud of our range and we hope you love it too.”

“Chocolate is not something we need as part of our diet.
But it is something our soul needs.”

Not so long ago, I had a nice contact with Chi from Atypic Artiste Chocolatier in Melbourne Australia and so it be started. After looking at there website and seeing there amazing Origin Chocolate bars I was convinced of there quality and vision on making the best chocolate for Melbourne and Australia. Reading the story of Charles Lemai and the next line: “…you become part of a community and our love of chocolate connects us all.” I was solded, I needed to have these bars and I was hungry to taste there unconventional and differently made bars of the Pacific Islands such as Vanuatu, Solomon Islands,…

Atypic_1080p from charles.lemai on Vimeo.

Unrefined 45% milk chocolate is made with beans from the heart of the solomon islands. This textural sensation will take you on a ride to remember.
The packaging is just amazingly stunning.
KALAMANSI CARAMEL
HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE
SALTED CARAMEL

At Atypic, they are truly passionate about there chocolate and only work with cacao growers who provide respect, care and love to their produce and the land it comes from. The beans are sourced from farmers practicing organic growing processes and support independent businesses who follow ethical, sustainable and fair-trading practices. Nature has done its part to create distinct flavour profiles for each cacao bean source and Atypic Artiste Chocolatier invest a lot of time bringing out these authentic cacao flavours.

Charles Lemai

They pay a premium fee for our beans which are sourced from there neighbours in the Pacific Islands, working directly with the farmers who grow, ferment, and dry the cacao we buy. They frequently visit there suppliers to learn about their process, visit the plantations and ensure the highest standards of quality and sustainability are met.

Find more about Atypic Artisan Chocolatier

Available now at Chocolatier Share what is great and good in the World

 

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True Stories Magazine Vol. 2 by Jamaica Cold Bush Organics…page 60,61,62,63.

 
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Vercruysse Geert (@chocofondeur) | Twitter

 

Among the pioneers of the US craft chocolate…

Amano is veruit de meest gelauwerde chocolademaker van Amerika. Punt. Waarom is geen geheim, met Amano’s uitgesproken benadering gebruik makend van zowel de Amerikaanse als Europese stijl van chocolade maken. Je vind de kenmerken van de licht geroosterde cacao die je zou verwachten van een ‘avant-gardistische’ Amerikaanse maker, maar in balans gebracht met zachte cacao boter en aromatische vanille van de meer vooruitstrevende Europese chocolade makers. Geen serieuze chocolade selectie is compleet zonder Amano Chocolate.

En daarom hebben wij in ons assortiment deze uitzonderlijke chocolademaker opgenomen en met mondjesmaat gaan verkopen aan de aandachtige chocoladekenners die Art Pollart naar waarde weten schatten.

You can’t possibly go wrong with Amano chocolate. Among the pioneers of the US craft chocolate movement, chocolate maker Art Pollard started making chocolate from the beans in 2006 in Orem, Utah. Since then, the company has grown to be recognized as an excellence in the industry, winning countless prizes and awards for its single-origin and inclusion bars.
If you want to buy Amano’s bars for yourself or your loved ones, check out in our store and feel free to ask more about them.

Amano Guayas, Ecuador 70%
Rich chocolate flavor, green banana, blackberry, smoke, cedar, molasses
Amano Ocumare, Venezuela 70%
Gentle chocolate flavor, plum, smoke, espresso
(Note, these are natural flavors of the cocoa beans Amano uses in the chocolate — not added flavors.)
Amano Cuyagua, Venezuela 70%
Rich chocolate flavor, apricot, melon, and exotic spices

Amano Morobe, Papua New Guinea 70%
Rich chocolate flavor, lime, red grapefruit, leather, earthiness, and spice.
Amano Macoris, Dominican Republic 70%
Molasses, brown sugar, cream, caramel, nuts and dried apricots.

Amano Cardamom Black Pepper
Rich dark Dos Rios chocolate with bergamot orange, blueberry and lavender notes made out of Dominican Republic cacao beans. The magical flavor of cardamom with the slight warmth of black pepper. Crunch bits make it extra electrifying.
Amano Mango Chili
Rich dark Guayas chocolate with green banana and blackberry notes made out of cacao beans of Ecuador. Rich creamy mango with the warmth of chili peppers.

available http://www.patisserievercruysse.be

 

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Geert Vercruysse (@patisserievercruysse) • Instagram-foto’s en -video’s

Bron: Geert Vercruysse (@patisserievercruysse) • Instagram-foto’s en -video’s

 

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The Chocolate Fruit: Looking Inside a Cacao Pod

The anatomy of a cacao pod. Credit: United States Department of Agriculture, Public Domain, with labels added by Julio Guevara
Cacao pod cut in half, leaving the pulp-covered seeds visible. Credit: Eduardo Salazar

Can We Use The Whole Cacao Pod?
So, if the cacao seeds are the only part of the fruit that ends up in our chocolate, does that mean the rest goes to waste?

Not necessarily.

We’ve already mentioned that pulp can be consumed on its own. Additionally, Eduardo tells me, “In Latin American countries, the cacao [by-products] may be used to feed livestock.”

Alfredo adds that “cacao pods uses are varied. In a cacao event in Thailand, they served a dinner with more than 70 different [cacao] servings that varied from soups, rice, meats, desserts, drinks and others.”

And Pedro explains that, even when the by-products aren’t consumed, they can still be reused. “The shell of the pod, once it’s been harvested normally, is left in the plantation because the Forcipomyia fly (principle insect that helps in the pollination of the cocoa flower) will lay its eggs in there. Then [the shell] is reincorporated in the soil once it’s degraded,” he says. “Other farmers make compost with the shells because they are rich in potassium and help to improve organic matter in the soil.”

https://www.perfectdailygrind.com/2018/02/chocolate-fruit-looking-inside-cacao-pod/?fbclid=IwAR2ZB7gFgl3oSBSuWODEqbgjpTfGFhb8QvRQiNgBH6JebuclDuZr-yrmVt0

 

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Chocolate tasting 28/03/2019

Chocolate tasting 28/03/2019
Labooko Low Carb White
Labooko Raspberry
Chocolatemakers Dominicaanse Republiek 40%
Jordi’s Chocolate Sheep’s milk 51%
Pump Street Chocolate Rye crumb, milk & sea salt
Krakakoa 75% Kalamantan Indonesia
Original Beans Congo Republic 70%
Kacau Chocolate Ecuador 74%
Marou Vietnam Ba Ria 76%
French Broad Chocolate Costa Rica 80%
 

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