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Cocoa: When Chocolate Meets Science

There are three basic varieties of cocoa; Criollo, Forastero and Trinitario.

There are three basic varieties of cocoa; Criollo, Forastero and Trinitario.

Ranjani Rajendra roasts, shells and tempers a handful of locally-grown cocoa beans to tell the story of a single-origin bar.Continue…

Heat Resistant Chocolate

A unique selling point in a tropical country... heat resistant chocolate.

A unique selling point in a tropical country… heat resistant chocolate.

Lome – Organic, fair trade chocolate has proved popular in recent years, especially with ethically minded Western consumers keen to give cocoa farmers around the world a better deal.Continue…

At $173 An Ounce, Is This The World’s Most Expensive Chocolate?

The current batch of To’ak, made from rare Ecuadorian cacao beans, is 81% dark chocolate.

The current batch of To’ak, made from rare Ecuadorian cacao beans, is 81% dark chocolate.

The Guinness World Record for the most valuable chocolate (MVC! MVC!) was set in 2001, when an anonymous buyer in a Christie’s auction paid $687 for a 4-inch-long Cadbury’s bar that had traveled with Captain Robert Scott on his first expedition to the Antarctic in the early 1900s.Continue…