May 13, 2019

Bean to Bonbon: The Expansion of Specialty Chocolate

Can bonbons be fine chocolate? Specialty chocolate has grown rapidly in the last decade and commercial manufacturers have jumped on the trend for artisanal quality...

January 11, 2018

Sweet Treats: How Is Fine Chocolate Made?

Whether it’s a delicious 80% Ghanan dark chocolate, a vanilla-infused Peruvian chocolate bonbon, or even a specialty hot cocoa, your favorite sweet treat begins life...

December 13, 2017

Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: What Does This Label Really Mean?

Countless artisanal chocolate bars bear the label “bean to bar”. Chocolatiers will proudly point to it as a sign of quality. But what does it...

October 25, 2017

A History of Chocolate Consumption Around The World

Chocolate hasn’t always been a sweet treat: over the past few millennia, it’s been a bitter brew, a spiced sacrificial drink, and a symbol of...

September 4, 2017

A Beginner’s Guide to Cacao & Chocolate Flavour Profiles

Eating fine chocolate is far more than a simple indulgence. It’s a complex sensory experience, filled with diverse tastes, aromas, and textures. From delicate floral...

June 21, 2017

How to Evaluate Cacao & Chocolate

Looking to improve your understanding of cacao and chocolate? This delicious food increases our happiness, is a common gift on dates, and was famously used...