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Its all about chocolate and cocoa with a conscience.

Chocolate industry drives rainforest disaster in Ivory Coast.

Exclusive: As global demand for chocolate booms, ‘dirty’ beans from deforested national parks in Ivory Coast have entered big business supply chains

Bron: Chocolate industry drives rainforest disaster in Ivory Coast | Environment | The Guardian

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‘Once this was all trees, but they burned them to plant cocoa’: the ruin of West Africa’s rainforest.

A journey into the heart of the West African rainforest reveals it is being ripped up to feed the growing global demand for chocolate

Bron: ‘Once this was all trees, but they burned them to plant cocoa’: the ruin of West Africa’s rainforest | World news | The Guardian

 

Daintree taps Whole Sugarcane Sweetener to halve sugar in chocolate

Australian firm Daintree Estates is using a sweetener combo derived from sugarcane for its new milk chocolate range Fyto that it claims can half total sugar content.

Bron: Daintree taps Whole Sugarcane Sweetener to halve sugar in chocolate

 

Why Cocoa Season in Africa Starts With Bitterness.

For Ivory Coast, the world’s leading exporter of cocoa beans, the 2016-17 harvest season was one to forget. It was marred by plunging global prices, mass defaults by exporters that critics say the government should have prevented, and a surge in smuggling to neighboring Ghana.

Bron: Why Cocoa Season in Africa Starts With Bitterness – Bloomberg

 

“INDIA is going to be a super popular origin for craft chocolate in 2018.

Chocolate makers have developed a big curiosity for the fine cacao that grows in this country, and many of them have recently flown from Europe and the US to personally explore the beauty of this country’s cacao plantations. If you take a close look on Instagram, you would know who they are.
Some other makers are a step ahead and have already released a chocolate bar made with Indian fine cacao (Areté from California, US to name one).
The main source of this popular fine cacao is the Indian company GoGround Beans and Spices.

They don’t have an Instagram account and I didn’t even find a website actually, but they do have a Facebook page that you can check out. They are getting a looot of attention lately.
Although Latin America is still the main source of fine cacao for craft chocolate, several makers are looking East for new flavor profiles and exciting experiments. As you should know by now, the heart of a chocolate maker never settles.
Have you tried Single Origin chocolate made with Indian cacao?

Bron: Sharon Terenzi op Instagram: “INDIA is going to be a super popular origin for craft chocolate in 2018 🍫🌱🙌 Chocolate makers have developed a big curiosity for the fine…” • Instagram

 

Vintage Photos Show Puerto Rico 100 Years Ago

Recent hurricanes have devastated the region, but in 1924, the island was booming.

Bron: Vintage Photos Show Puerto Rico 100 Years Ago

 

De waarde van goedkope chocolade 

De prijs van een reep chocolade is, ook met Fairtrade, dermate laag, dat veel, vooral Afrikaanse boeren, geen menswaardig leven kunnen leiden.

Bron: De waarde van goedkope chocolade – ClearChox

 
 
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