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Callebaut buy Chocovic

Swiss giant Barry Callebaut, the choco-saurus of the chocolate world, has swallowed up Spanish fine chocolate maker Chocovic for an undisclosed sum. Pending European competition rulings, the deal should be complete by the end o...
by Martin Christy
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Amedei's new Quadrotti Toscani range

New arrivals from Amedei

Amedei have a few new products on the way, which come along at the same time as a packaging overhaul of their entire range. The redesign will see the whole of the bar range brought into line  as 50g bars, the format currently ...
by Martin Christy
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Amano Dos Rios bars

A tale of two rivers – Amano ‘Dos Rios’

A new origin chocolate from Amano, and this time a rather unique one. 'Dos Rios' is made from cacao with outlandish bergamot, rose and spice notes, created by Nazario Rizek in the Dominican Republic using an experimental fermen...
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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The chocolate Apprentice

Tonight at last saw the airing of the final of  the fifth  series of the UK version of The Apprentice. The last challenge for the two finalists was creating a chocolate brand and selection in just three days – a tough a...
by Martin Christy
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Tempering chocolate

William Curley at Westminster Kingsway College

As if a visit to Paul A Young’s last Friday wasn’t enough, in the afternoon I went along to a promotional demo by William Curley for Amedei at Westmintser Kingsway College. I just about survived the three desserts and fresh...
by Martin Christy
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