We were recently asked by a customer “if the cocoa used in your products is from ethical sources?” Like many issues in the food industry, the answer to the question raised by our customer is not as straightforward as we’d all like, but most of these reports relate to Africa where bulk beans come from, not the ‘fine’ cacao producing countries used for beans in most origin, plantation chocolate
I had the sudden urge last week for some sort of chocolate spread. I wasn’t expecting much from the high street offerings – stabilisers and flavourings being the norm, so I thought I’d try organic. They all contained the dreaded vegetable fat though. So, I thought I’d try my hand at making my own – read more for the results
Is it wise to proclaim “only the finest Forastero cocoa beans from Ghana are used in our dark chocolate truffles”?
On the water margin
Fine chocolate on the agenda
AoC Award winners
Details of the Academy website and Awards
Flavour of the week at Selfridges?
Cadburys follow the pack
Fundraiser for Grenada
G&B take over & fine choc
UK’s Academy of Chocolate officially launched
Green & Black’s taken over
New Chocopaedia panel
Some Upper Street class