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Raw Chocolate?
April 2, 2009
12:14 am
Dazeal
Ashland, USA
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Samantha, you assume too much. Your whole attack on me was based on me saying ‘freaking hippy’? Lame. Where you there in my shop when the homeless hippy who stunk (the freaking Hippy) and preached to me about how raw chocolate was the only way to go and was better than the Domori? That was your base to attack me? Wow.

You are extremely knowledgeable about chocolate and I hope to one day be as half as smart as you when it comes to chocolate, but your social skills and temper need some working on.

With that said, if you are ever in Southern Oregon, stop by you freaking hippy and lets have a drink and you can teach me more about chocolate and we can both have a laugh. :)

Thanks for the links and education.

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April 23, 2009
6:56 pm
Dazeal
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Sorry to keep bring this up, but the raw concept is very interesting to me.

Ellie, you said-

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Cocoa beans heat up to 45-50C during fermentation anyway, so I feel that all that “raw” chocolate is a wishful thinking.


But in Chloe’s book on couching she says that chocolate is counched at 140-167f. degrees for up to three days. I double checked with Shawn at Askinosie and he said Chloe is right. Shawn went on to tell me that you can counch at 118 degrees f. (I know metric is better – too busy to calculate it) but at 118 f., it doesn’t kill all the bacteria that needs to be killed.

Does anyone know what extra bacteria is killed after 118 f. degrees to 160 degrees f.?

Is it dangerous to sell raw chocolate in my shop?

Thanks for your time!

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