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Cacao & Chocolate

Is there a difference between fine chocolate and its commercial counterpart? Of course there is. You can probably taste it when you sample a …

Is it cacao or cocoa? Depending on where you are and what kind of chocolate you buy, you may see one of these words …

What’s the difference between dark, milk, and white chocolate? Is white chocolate even chocolate and does milk chocolate really contain milk? Is fine chocolate …

You may have seen raw cacao nibs on the shelves of your local health food store. Perhaps you’ve read about the benefits of this …

Citric acid, honey, raisin flavors. Floral notes, sweetness, and bitterness. What am I describing: coffee or cacao? From the flavor notes to how they’re …

Ever tried Togolese chocolate? You should. Togo might not immediately come to mind when you think of cacao-producing countries, but its distinctive flavour profile …

Have you ever picked up a bar of chocolate and wondered exactly what the label means? Many of us have! Take Criollo, Forastero, and …

A silky-smooth Ecuadorian. A rich Madagascan. An aromatic Papua New Guinean. What’s the difference between these three chocolate bars, really? There are so many …

Have you ever wondered what that other 15% is in your 85% chocolate bar? Sometimes, it’s obvious that certain ingredients have been added: pistachio, …

Dear chocolate lovers, you too can create your own delicious, melt-in-the-mouth bars. The journey from bean to bar includes many stages but, today, I’m …