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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Looking to improve your understanding of cacao and chocolate?


via How to Evaluate Cacao & Chocolate – Perfect Daily Grind


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How Much Caffeine Is in Chocolate?


via How Much Caffeine Is Really in Chocolate? Here’s the Truth Behind the Buzz


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Do you find Wine enhances your chocolate experience?

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via There’s more than one reason to taste wine with chocolate – The Washington Post


Bear in mind, this is all coming from essentially a waste product.

After spending years sourcing cacao for the biggest chocolate brands around the world, Rob Weidner discovered a little secret of the cacao industry.

Cacao farmers were eating the white fleshy center of the cacao pod, the part that no chocolate company was interested in. Yet, it was packed with nutrients. Even better, it was the part of the cacao pod that would normally go to waste. Traditionally, the beans were collected and the rest of the cacao fruit was chucked.


More via How This Couple Is Challenging The Cacao Industry With Their New Product


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The color of cocoa pods are very interesting.


The color of cocoa pods are very interesting. The color can be an indication of variety, which can be an indication of flavor potential. You see in the background a red pod hanging on a tree. This is an indication of high flavor potential. You see in the foreground a pod of mixed color (red and yellow). This is an indication of a mixed flavor potential.

via Madécasse op Instagram:


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These food products are the main source of thiamine in the average diet, so it’s not surprising that many gluten-intolerant people are thiamine deficient.

via Are you getting enough vitamin B1 to help fend off Alzheimer’s? — Universal-Sci

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