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13 Best Chocolate Shops in Berlin

Despite it’s popularity on the tourist circuit, I’ll admit I wasn’t thrilled about visiting Berlin. It just never really appealed to me, but when I ended up there for work reasons, I certainly jumped quickly enough at the chance to explore Berlin chocolate shops; after all, I practically lived off of Ritter Sport bars in …

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Where To Buy Craft Chocolate Online

In these strange times of constant lockdown, small chocolate businesses need our support now more than ever. So in an effort to make your shopping easier (& with the holidays in mind), here are the best places to buy craft chocolate online. We go from the best craft chocolate on Amazon to online craft chocolate …

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Interview: Tomo Zukoshi, Co-Founder of Fijiana Cacao

“If somebody wants to buy anything from another country, they have to be more responsible to the end of it… like a marriage, you have to be responsible. Don’t look at other places. You stick with it.” -Tomo Zukoshi, Co-Founder of Fijiana Cacao Fiji is the land of beach getaways, incredibly strong traditions, and a …

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Interview: Marcos Patchett, Author of The Secret Life of Chocolate

“I hope it’s kind of like a series of Trojan Horses made out of chocolate… introducing the idea, hopefully, of complementary medicine or natural products medicine to many people. [This is] the idea that plants may in…some cases be a better form of treatment than isolated pharmaceuticals.” -Marcos Patchett, Author of The Secret Life of …

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What Is Blonde Chocolate? (Toasted White Chocolate)

If this is the first you’re hearing of blonde chocolate, my apologies, but you’re a bit late to the party. Blonde chocolate, also commonly called toasted white chocolate or caramelized chocolate, is a relatively recent addition to the chocolate spectrum. It’s basically a cooked white chocolate which takes advantage of the Maillard reaction to lend …

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What Is Ruby Chocolate? How It’s Made, Ruby Cocoa, & FAQ.

Ever since the controversial new ruby chocolate was revealed at a Shanghai trade show in September 2017, the ever-wandering eye of the public has been curious about pink chocolate. China’s not exactly a hub for craft chocolate making, after all. Yet one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world chose to debut their newest …

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15 Best Belgian Chocolate Shops in Bruges

The first thing I did upon arriving in town, after a 4-hour bus ride from the Netherlands, was begin visiting the best chocolate shops in Bruges. This is normally an activity reserves for after you’ve seen the requisite castles and museums, but, well, this pilgrimage was for one purpose: Belgian chocolate. A friend I interviewed …

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Interview: Soklet Chocolate Co-Founders, Harish & Karthi

“The vast majority of the farming community still doesn’t know that they are actually working against nature… Everything is the latest generation of chemicals.” -Harish Manoj Kumar, Co-founder of Soklet Chocolate & Regal Plantations Not only is India one of the world’s largest economies, but the country has a huge range of micro-climates, even within …

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