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January 5, 2005

Welcome to the Chocolate Blog!

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Written by: Martin Christy

Happy New Year to you all! And welcome to our new feature, the Seventypercent Chocolate Blog.

This will be a kind of ad hoc journal, diary and general what’s going on in the world of Seventypercent and fine chocolate, from my own personal point of view. I guess I wanted to get this going because I’ve always got something to say about chocolate, but never the time to write it up in features, etc. Also this gives me a bit more chance for personal opinions, which might not always be the same as the considered view of the site. This way I can also keep the site up to date with news as it happens.

Anyway, I look forward to the challenge of trying to keep this going, and look forward to any comments from readers in the forum.



About the Author

Martin Christy
Martin Christy is Seventy%’s editor and founder and is a leading voice in the chocolate industry, promoting the cause of fine chocolate and fine cacao and those who produce them. With twenty years’ experience of fine chocolate, he has travelled extensively visiting cocoa plantations and meeting the world’s top producers and is a consultant to the fine chocolate and cacao growing industries worldwide. Martin is Judging Director of the International Chocolate Awards, which he founded in the UK with Kate Johns of Chocolate Week. He is also Acting Chairman of the new fine cacao and chocolate industry association, Direct Cacao and is a member of the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Initiative Tasting Panel. He is also a freelance writer about fine chocolate, contributing to UK magazines and several books about fine chocolate.




 
 

 
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