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Cataloguing the chocolate collection

Cataloguing a chocolate collection

What with review samples, tasting samples, bags of bars brought back from shows, new products, requested items, unsolicited items, couverture for workshops, liquor, cocoa powder and butter, cacao samples, gifts from travels and...
by Martin Christy
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Latin American tour August 2008 – Day 3 – Los Ancones, Dominican Republic

Another early start and we were picked up in the impressive Rizek minibus. Idelfonso Medina, my original introduction to the Rizek company back in London in 2005, was detained elsewhere and unable to meet us, so instead we were...
by Martin Christy
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Chocolate carnage with Louise Thomas, Dom Ramsey and Jennifer Earle

First Connoisseurs Club tasting

Last week saw the first of our new 'Connoisseurs Club' get togethers at our regular monthly tasting venue, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Our new advanced format was a chance to let our hair down a little and pull the new, ...
by Martin Christy
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Latin American tour August 2008 – Day 12 – Chuao, Venezuela

Chuao. It was only half a plan to get there, but from Puerto Colombia in Choroni it’s a 20 minute boat ride. We had the choice between another plantation in Choroni or taking the boat, in the end Chuao won. We were arrivi...
by Martin Christy
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Latin American tour August 2008 – Day 20 – cacao farms in Bocas del Toro

A day messing about on boats, spinning about different islands and stops around the lagoon investigating cacao production in the Bocas del Toro area. Before setting off though, our host Steve took us and the other guests at La ...
by Martin Christy
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A small selection of Chocolatier Blue's range

Chocolatier Blue

When Art Pollard and Matt Caputo were in town last week for the Academy of Chocolate Awards they very kindly brought me a box of bonbons to try from Chocolatier Blue, a US based chocolatier run by Chris Blue, previously of Char...
by Martin Christy
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