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Interview: Pashmina Lalchandani, CEO of Bar & Cocoa

“I don’t think sustainability should break down at the last mile.” -Pashmina Lalchandani, CEO of Bar & Cocoa Pashmina kinda started Bar & Cocoa “by accident,” with co-founder and former co-owner Chris Lacey, back when they were offering craft chocolate subscription boxes under the name “ChocoRush.” Fast forward half a decade and a few big …

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Interview: Sunita De Tourreil, Founder of The Chocolate Garage

“How do we keep bringing change to this supply chain, and keep introducing new ways of doing things, so we don’t fall into the trap of ‘business as usual’?” -Sunita De Tourreil, Founder of The Chocolate Garage Sunita De Tourreil has spend the last decade-and-a-half advocating on behalf of chocolate makers. In her craft chocolate …

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9 Best Ethical Whole Foods Chocolate Brands & Bars

Growing up in the US, going to Whole Foods was a special occurrence, reserved for birthdays and whenever I convinced my mom we needed fancy hummus. As I grew older and began doing all my own grocery shopping and cooking (fancy hummus occasionally included), I quickly learned that when it comes to health food stores, …

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Interview: Matt Caputo, CEO of Caputo’s Market & Deli

“I do wish more people had an appreciation for what an incredible labor of love goes into craft chocolate, and how this is not an industry for people who want to get rich.” -Matt Caputo, CEO of Caputo’s Market & Deli Matt Caputo is a well-known name in the world of chocolate, having started the …

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What is WholeFruit Chocolate? (Made With Cacao Sugar)

Almost exactly two years after the company’s release of ruby chocolate, Zurich-based Barry Callebaut has released a new product: WholeFruit Chocolate. Some statistics dropped about the product line include 70%, which is how much of the cacao pod is said to be wasted in the processing of cacao. You may have seen some of the …

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Interview: Greg D’Alesandre, Cacao Sourcerer At Dandelion Chocolate

“There’s too much power in the chocolate makers’ hands as opposed to cacao producers’ hands…. for the industry to be truly long-term sustainable, that power dynamic has to shift.” -Greg D’Alesandre, Dandelion Chocolate Greg D’Alesandre is almost beyond description. Since 2012 he’s been a part of the Dandelion Chocolate team, building up a sustainable and …

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Oahu Chocolate Guide: 13 Hawaiian Chocolate Destinations

You probably found this while looking for Hawaiian chocolate shops, and maybe even Honolulu chocolate shops in particular. But did you know that Hawaii is the only state in the US which can actually grow chocolate? The chocolate tree is called Theobroma cacao, and these cacao trees grow quite happily in the tropical clime of …

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How To Visit A Vanilla Farm In Hawaii

Have you ever thought about where vanilla comes from? The plant, Vanilla planifola, is native to Mexico, but now grows on a vine in tropical locations around the world. The largest growing regions at the moment are in Madagascar and Indonesia.And like the chocolate tree, vanilla comes from a fermented fruit grown from one of …

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Hawaiian Chocolate: Big Island Cacao Farm Tours & Chocolate Shops

Have you ever wanted to visit a chocolate farm, and try a fresh chocolate fruit straight off the tree? Of course you have! For those of you not in-the-know, the chocolate tree is called Theobroma cacao, and it grows within 25 degrees of the equator, putting Hawaii right at the edge of its growing region. …

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