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The Best Way to Melt Chocolate
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Until recently,  melting chocolate was done in a “bain-marie” – a French term for a double boiler…where you use a bowl or smaller pan which is placed inside a larger pan which has a couple inches of water in it. You  bring the water to a simmer and let the … Read More

Meso Cacao
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Lake Yojoa is a beautiful place in Honduras where some great coffee is grown also. Tasting notes:   the taste develops slowly–bright fruitiness with a hint of acidity on the tongue. Then the fruitiness becomes quite intense and stays right in the middle of your mouth, a little forward on the … Read More

NEW! Callebaut Mini-Mix Crisp Pearls
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Sprinkle some chocolate love on top of your desserts & drinks! This new garnish is another item in the growing family of the Callebaut Crisp pearls…rice crunch covered in chocolate! These are a mini version of the pearls and are a mix of milk, white & dark mini pearls. These … Read More

Chocolate Tasting Program – December 3, 2107 at 4:00pm
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Enjoy our next Chocolate Tasting Seminar! This informative, fun and delicious event will be held at 591 Middle St. Portsmouth, NH. on Sunday, DECEMBER 3 at 4 pm. Discover the cocoa bean and how it has developed into the most popular indulgence. Taste chocolates from around the world, including some … Read More

Don’t Call It Pink Chocolate
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By Isis Almeida and Corinne Gretler September 5, 2017, 7:07 AM EDT, 11:55 AM EDT A breakthrough by a Swiss chocolate maker expands the industry’s hues beyond just dark, milk and white. Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s largest cocoa processor, has come up with the first new natural color for chocolate since … Read More

What Physics Tells Us About Making the Perfect Chocolate
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Like carbon, the treat can take on many crystalline forms, so a master chocolatier must know how to temper it in just the right way By Brian Handwerk smithsonian.com February 13, 2015 Working with chocolate is often called an art, and top chocolatiers can boast of many masterpieces. But the … Read More

Jack Fruit = Cocoa?
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This Little-Known Waste Product could Provide a Chocolate Replacement By Dan Nosowitz March 2 2017 People’s love for chocolate remains strong—the global market has increased by 13 percent from 2010 to 2015—but supply fluctuates. Currently, with strong production in West Africa and Latin America, prices are at their lowest point … Read More

Chocolate & Wine Tasting
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This special program is scheduled for: Thursday November 12th from 6:30 – 8:00. It will start with the story of chocolate – where it comes from and how it is made. Then after a brief introduction to wine-tasting techniques,  we will taste up to 5 wines which have been specially selected to pair well with the … Read More

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