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Millennials in Chocolate Around the World: 35 Under 35

Not all chocolate is made in a factory, and not all the Willy Wonkas of the world are old white men. Some of them don’t even make chocolate. So who are these mysterious Charlie Buckets, who barely remember a world before “fine chocolate” and “cacao” were just basic vocabulary? With so many stories out there …

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Why Travel For Chocolate?

For some people (like yours truly), finding amazing chocolate in surprising places is reason enough to travel. But traveling for chocolate is not as simple as going to a different country to buy a Cadbury cream egg. In fact, despite the name, chocolate travel doesn’t always involve going to another country at all. Sometimes it just means having …

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17 Surprising Chocolate Travel Destinations Around The World

Not everyone can afford to make it to Paris, but most everyone has an ongoing (and at times unhealthy) relationship with chocolate. Mine started long before I can even remember, and shows no signs of stopping. Unfortunately, my next Paris getaway is taking a backseat at the moment, while my next chocolate trip is constantly …

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How NOT to Visit a Cacao Plantation

This memory makes me cringe more than most “promposals” do. It’s one of my biggest regrets, actually, which I suppose is an accomplishment of its own. Setting The Scene Ocassionally, I think of the past, and the embarrassing or thoughtful things I’ve done in it. I try to live a life without regrets, but have learned that all …

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All About Cacao Pulp: Where to Find Cacao Liquor Around the World

I’ll never forget my first taste of fresh cacao, sour and floral and so much sweeter than I had anticipated. I was so surprised at the bitterness that leaked out when I bit down, that I nearly spit it out. I’d been reviewing bean-to-bar chocolates alone for years, but had never consumed any form of raw …

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Cacao Brands: The Next Big Chocolate Trend

Cacao has carved out a variety of unique identities. It didn’t happen overnight, and in fact, the idea has been floating around the industry for several years now. But without a long history of unique origin (like in wine), or strong public knowledge (like in coffee), the cacao community has been slow to designate nomenclature for …

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How Growing Craft Chocolate Changes The World

Do you know the lifespan of your taste buds? They’re the little bumpy bits protruding from the surface of your tongue. You use them every day; it might seem like they grow with you. But they actually only stick around for about 10-14 days before they slough off to forge a new life down the …

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